Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible

Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible

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by Ruth King
     
 

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Now in paperback, the self-published success that provides guidance for women in identifying and transforming one of the most challenging emotions of our lives Self-help authors rarely distinguish between anger and rage, but Ruth King has devoted her career to exploring the subtle varieties of this emotion. In Healing Rage, she gives all readers access to her… See more details below

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Now in paperback, the self-published success that provides guidance for women in identifying and transforming one of the most challenging emotions of our lives Self-help authors rarely distinguish between anger and rage, but Ruth King has devoted her career to exploring the subtle varieties of this emotion. In Healing Rage, she gives all readers access to her pioneering, breakthrough program, which has already changed thousands of lives through workshops nationwide.Written for every woman—from counselors and their patients to those who may not realize that rage is at the root of their unhappiness and have just begun to seek new paths of hope—Healing Rage is a unique invitation for transformation.

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Publishers Weekly

How to tell the difference between rage and plain, everyday anger? Anger, explains King, a life coach and management consultant, is primarily associated with a current injustice or disappointment. Rage, on the other hand, is accumulated anger from past traumas that is "locked in our bodies and minds." Or as they say in 12-step programs: "If it's hysterical, it's historical." This is essentially a workbook to unlock that childhood trauma. It includes ways to understand how rage can mask itself (dominance, depression, etc.), questions to locate the rage and exercises to help process it. The book may be a valuable first step in recognizing unprocessed childhood trauma, especially for women. King speaks with insight and empathy about her own rage, rooted in a harsh childhood in South-Central L.A., and the experiences of others. And the exercises, while not new (journaling, imagining an inner rage child), can perhaps help some readers become more aware of the triggers that ignite their rage. Some women might be well advised to seek professional help, too, but King offers a starting place for women whose lives are being distorted by unrecognized rage. (Aug. 2)

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Harriet Lerner
Here is a book of enormous scope that helps us to become more curious about our rage and better equipped to use it wisely. Ruth King's compassion and generosity of spirit will leave you feeling like she's right there with you on the journey to a fuller and more courageous life. (Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440632150
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
843,893
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Cecile McHardy
The psychology of our age is characterized by aggression. The antidote is an experiential process that utilizes the energy for healing. This book provides methods for transforming vital energies into positive, creative, life-enhancing endeavors for individuals, institutions, and societies. (Cecile McHardy, Anthropologist and Radcliffe Institute Fellow, Harvard University)
Sue Bender
A wonderful, wise and inspiring book. I feel the heartbeat on every page. Ruth's compassion and generosity of spirit will inspire us to do our own homework toward a fuller and more courageous life. (Sue Bender, author of Everyday Sacred)
Jack Kornfield
King has articulated the painful history, patterns, and traps of a raging heart and offers the skillful means for liberation in their very midst. This is revolutionary work. (Jack Kornfield, author and co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center)
Alice Walker
A classic ... filled with the passion, earthiness, and wisdom of a self-described wounded healer. ... This is a book that can change your life.
Lynne Twist
Ruth King has done the unthinkable. She has written a book that empowers women to embrace their pain, confusion and rage in a way that opens a pathway to liberation, healing, leadership and vision. This is a powerful, wise and timely message - a brilliant piece of work. (Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money)
Harriet Lerner
Here is a book of enormous scope that helps us to become more curious about our rage and better equipped to use it wisely. Ruth King's compassion and generosity of spirit will leave you feeling like she's right there with you on the journey to a fuller and more courageous life. (Harriet Lerner, Ph.D, Author of The Dance of Anger)

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