The Cow in the Parking Lot

Author: Susan Edmiston
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761161981
Format: PDF
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Road rage. Domestic violence. Professionally angry TV and radio commentators. We’re a society that is swimming in anger, always about to snap. Leonard Scheff, a trial attorney, once used anger to fuel his court persona, until he came to realize just how poisonous anger is. That and his intense study of Buddhism and meditation changed him. His transformation can be summarized in a simple parable: Imagine you are circling a crowded parking lot when, just as you spot a space, another driver races ahead and takes it. Easy to imagine the rage. But now imagine that instead of another driver, a cow has lumbered into that parking space and settled down. The anger dissolves into bemusement. What really changed? You—your perspective. Using simple Buddhist principles and applying them in a way that is easy for non-Buddhists to understand and put into practice, Scheff and Edmiston have created an interactive book that helps readers change perspective, step by step, so that they can replace the anger in their lives with a newfound happiness. Based on the successful anger management program Scheff created, The Cow in the Parking Lot shows how anger is based on unmet demands, and introduces the four most common types—Important and Reasonable (you want love from your partner); Reasonable but Unimportant (you didn’t get that seat in the restaurant window); Irrational (you want respect from a stranger); and the Impossible (you want someone to fix everything wrong in your life). Scheff and Edmiston show how, once we identify our real unmet demands we can dissolve the anger; how, once we understand our "buttons," we can change what happens when they’re pushed. He shows how to laugh at ourselves—a powerful early step in changing angry behavior. By the end, as the reader continues to observe and fill in the exercises honestly, it won’t matter who takes that parking space—only you can make yourself angry.

The Cow in the Parking Lot

Author: Leonard Scheff
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761158158
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Uses simple Buddhist principles an easily understandable way, this book may help readers replace the anger in their lives with a newfound contentment.

Letting Go of Anger

Author: Ronald T. Potter-Efron
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145874745X
Format: PDF
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This book identifies the eleven most common anger patterns and offers step-by-step help for overcoming them.

Overcoming Anger and Irritability 1st Edition

Author: William Davies
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1849014183
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Books on Prescription Title Take control of your anger and improve your quality of life Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted. If you find yourself struggling to control your rage and often regret inappropriate reactions, this book can really help. It explains clearly what provokes anger and what you can do to prevent it. Techniques based on cognitive behavioural therapy offer a positive approach with long-term goals in mind, and show how you can stay cool and successfully handle situations that would tax even the most easy-going person. Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy From a trusted mental-health practitioner with experience in working with prisoners and those exhibiting extreme behaviours

Beyond Anger A Guide for Men

Author: Thomas Harbin
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738234796
Format: PDF, ePub
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A revised and updated edition of the popular self-help book for men that addresses contemporary issues and how they impact the way men deal with anger Men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry--and miserable--man how to change his life and relationships for the better. This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises--developed especially for men--to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives. Beyond Anger is honest, tough, and real. In this revised edition, Harbin will update references throughout and discuss new topics such as the role of the internet and social media in fueling anger and how to protect yourself against these pitfalls, as well as a discussion on anger and aging, the political landscape and anger, PTSD, a brand-new section on preventing relapse into anger, and many other relevant, timely topics.

Letting Go of Anger

Author: Annie Chapman
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736937498
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For years musician and author Annie Chapman (Entertaining Angels, 10 Things I Want My Husband to Know) walked a tightrope. Outwardly calm, she felt anger seething behind her smile, waiting to erupt at the slightest provocation. But today peace permeates her life! What happened? With an compassionate heart, Annie offers others struggling with anger the insights she gained and the solution she found. Acknowledging anger's power, Annie encourages perseverance: "For some, dealing with anger is simple and pain is resolved quickly. For others, healing requires intensive care by the Great Physician and hard work on our part." Letting Go of Anger helps readers... know what anger is identify its causes define their anger recognize warning signs draw on God's Word for wisdom With Jesus' help, readers will discover how to let love heal their wounds, learn to forgive, and move forward in freedom.

Rage

Author: Ronald T. Potter-Efron
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458769569
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new book from anger expert Potter-Efron offers powerful, emergency help to anyone whose extreme and volatile rages cause him or her to lose control of emotions, behaviors, and even conscious awareness--causing sometimes irreparable emotional and physical harm to themselves, their loved ones, and, occasionally, to innocent by-standers.

Healing the Angry Brain

Author: Ronald Potter-Efron
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 160882134X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you find yourself: • Becoming so angry you have trouble thinking? • Acting impulsively during angry outbursts? • Getting so mad that you feel out of control of your actions? If these strong, sudden bursts of anger sound all too familiar, you know the impact they have over your life. Over time, these responses can actually hard-wire our brains to respond angrily in situations that normally wouldn’t cause us to lose our cool. These anger pathways in the brain can eventually disrupt your work, strain your relationships, and even damage your health. Written by anger management expert Ronald Potter-Efron, Healing the Angry Brain can help you short-circuit the anger cycle and learn to calmly handle even the most stressful interactions. You will learn which areas of your brain are causing your reactions and discover how to take control of your emotions by rewiring your brain for greater patience and perspective. This fascinating, scientific approach to anger management will yield long-term results, helping you develop greater empathy and put effective conflict resolution skills into practice for years to come.

Anger Management For Dummies

Author: Charles H. Elliott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119030021
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your one-stop guide to anger management Anger is a completely normal, healthy human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—at work, in personal relationships, and in the overall quality of life. Anger Management For Dummies provides trusted and authoritative information on anger management methods, skills, and exercises that will help you or a loved one identify sources of anger and release them healthily. Anger has become one of the most intimate issues in today's world – as life, in general, has become increasingly stressful. . Anger Management For Dummies shows you how anger is often a bi-product of other more primitive emotions, such as fear, depression, anxiety, and stress, and arms you with the strategies that can help you conquer them. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome obstacles to change, rethink rage, confront anger head-on with healthier responses, and much more. Features new and updated coverage on road rage, air rage, office rage, and dealing with angry children Introduces you to new cognitive strategies for changing angry thinking Explains the difference between anger and aggression Shows you how to effectively and safely deescalate difficult people and situations With the tools, tips, and strategies provided in this hands-on guide, you'll find everything you need to overcome anger and live a happier, more productive life.

The Point Is

Author: Lee Eisenberg
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 1455550477
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this engaging and provocative new book, Lee Eisenberg, bestselling author of The Number, dares to tackle nothing less than what it takes to find enduring meaning and purpose in life. He explains how from a young age, each of us is compelled to take memories of events and relationships and shape them into a one-of-a-kind personal narrative. In addition to sharing his own pivotal memories (some of them moving, some just a shade embarrassing), Eisenberg presents striking research culled from psychology and neuroscience, and draws on insights from a pantheon of thinkers and great writers-Tolstoy, Freud, Joseph Campbell, Virginia Woolf, among others. We also hear from men and women of all ages who are wrestling with the demands of work and family, ever in search of fulfillment and satisfaction. It all adds up to a fascinating story, delightfully told, one that goes straight to the heart of how we explain ourselves to ourselves-in other words, who we are and why.