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Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately
     

Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately

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by John Lee, Bill Stott
 
Do you believe: Anger is a "negative" emotion? "Nice" or "emotionally sophisticated" people don't get angry? Anger will disappear when you have understood intellectually what causes it? You won't be angry if you just learn to forgive? If so, you are not alone. Anger is the most misunderstood and, consequently, painful of all our emotions. But denying, suppressing,

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Do you believe: Anger is a "negative" emotion? "Nice" or "emotionally sophisticated" people don't get angry? Anger will disappear when you have understood intellectually what causes it? You won't be angry if you just learn to forgive? If so, you are not alone. Anger is the most misunderstood and, consequently, painful of all our emotions. But denying, suppressing, and avoiding our own and others' anger can have unfortunate results: weakened immune systems, numbing addictions, stormy relationships, lowered self-esteem.

Now, John Lee, the nationally renowned speaker, teacher, and author, shows you a better way of dealing with anger. Based on his work with clients and on his own experiences with anger, he:

  • Uses real-life scenarios to help you understand what anger is, what causes it, and why it cannot and should not be avoided
  • Carefully guides you through a process of confronting and getting past the fears - of losing control, of alienating people, of hurting yourself or someone you love - that keep you from honestly experiencing and accepting your anger

    Gently demonstrates ways in which you can express anger constructively - from talking it out to pounding your pillow

  • Demonstrates why another person's anger, if it is expressed appropriately, need not be threatening or harmful to you - but in fact can help you
If you were brought up to hide parts of yourself that were angry or sad, Facing the Fire can make you whole again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553083668
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1992

Meet the Author

John Lee is the author of the bestselling Flying Boy series, as well as Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately and Writing from the Body. He lives in Woodstock, Georgia, with his wife, Susan, and conducts workshops around the country.

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