When Anger Scares You: How to Overcome Your Fear of Conflict and Express Your Anger in Healthy Ways

When Anger Scares You: How to Overcome Your Fear of Conflict and Express Your Anger in Healthy Ways

by John R. Lynch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572243473

ISBN-13: 9781572243477

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Anger is a natural response that can be, if properly channeled, a powerful source of energy and motivation for growth. Some people, though, habitually shy away from their own angry feelings and potentially anger-provoking situations. When confronted with a provocative or confrontational situation, an anger avoider feels that to express anger is to risk losing

Overview

Anger is a natural response that can be, if properly channeled, a powerful source of energy and motivation for growth. Some people, though, habitually shy away from their own angry feelings and potentially anger-provoking situations. When confronted with a provocative or confrontational situation, an anger avoider feels that to express anger is to risk losing control, hurting someone else's feelings, or appearing to be a rude, unlikable, or bad person. By side-stepping healthy anger expression, anger avoiders may suffer more than just frustration and resentment: panic attacks and depression, subservience and passivity, headaches and chronic pain often plague people who deny themselves a constructive outlet for their anger.

With this book, first you'll learn to separate anger from rage or fear. Then you'll practice a series of simple, easy-to-follow exercises that coach you to openly express your anger and constructively address difficult people and situations. The book directs you to align yourself with your anger, using it as a tool for positive change. It helps you to set and achieve goals for constructive anger expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572243477
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Unassigned Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceix
1Introduction1
2Recognizing Your Emotions: Separating Anger and Rage17
3Symptoms of Anger Avoiders43
4The Mind in Your Body: Learning to Recognize Your Own Emotions69
5Origins of Anger Avoiders85
6A Week in the Life of Two Anger Avoiders97
7What Healthy Anger Expressers Know: Putting It All Together111
7Women and Anger Avoidance: Relationship Dilemmas127
9Men, Anger, and Rage145
10Maintaining the Change: What to Expect171
References175

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