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

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Overview

This book is written for those who chronically avoid conflict and confrontation, and suffer from this avoidance in occupational settings, personal relationships, and self esteem. Clinical psychologist, John R. Lynch, Ph.D., teaches readers healthy and effective anger management skills, which enable them to avoid destructive reactions to situations that involve anger. Written by the psychologist who coined the term, this is the only book in the market specifically for "anger avoiders." This is the only book that shows you how suppressing anger can be detrimental to your personal relationships and your career and reveals how low self-esteem, aches and pains, and depression can actually be symptoms of anger avoidance. This is the most recent anger title from the publisher of the best-selling books on anger: When Anger Hurts, The Anger Control Workbook, Angry All the Time, and Letting Go of Anger.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572243477
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

John Lynch, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist and former director of the Dissociative Disorders and Men's Treatment Program at Charter Westbrook Hospital. He is associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia, and a partner in the Westwood Group, a prominent psychology practice in Richmond, VA. He is a member of the APA and VA Society for Clinical Hypnosis.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
1 Introduction 1
2 Recognizing Your Emotions: Separating Anger and Rage 17
3 Symptoms of Anger Avoiders 43
4 The Mind in Your Body: Learning to Recognize Your Own Emotions 69
5 Origins of Anger Avoiders 85
6 A Week in the Life of Two Anger Avoiders 97
7 What Healthy Anger Expressers Know: Putting It All Together 111
7 Women and Anger Avoidance: Relationship Dilemmas 127
9 Men, Anger, and Rage 145
10 Maintaining the Change: What to Expect 171
References 175
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