Getting Control of Your Anger

Getting Control of Your Anger

by Robert Allan
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Break the Hold Anger Has on Your Life

Anger, like fear, is a powerful survival tool that has evolved over countless millennia. But when we allow anger to rule our day-to-day lives, it undermines our health, alienates loved ones, and ruins our chances for a happy, healthy life.

Now, Getting Control of Your Anger helps adults who have "inherited" destructive anger patterns learn constructive ways to express themselves and get their needs met. Focusing on breaking the cycle of anger in yourself and your family, Dr. Robert Allan helps you discover the reasons for your anger and find more effective ways to get your core needs met.

With Getting Control of Your Anger you'll learn to:

  • Get at the root of your anger and take control of it without gimmicks, drugs, or psychoanalysis
  • Improve your relationships with loved ones, friends, and coworkers
  • Break the intergenerational cycle of anger in your family and avoid passing destructive behavior patterns down to your children
  • Safeguard your health and reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and a host of anger-related illnesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071742443
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2009
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 424,857
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

About the Author
Robert Allan, Ph.D. is a leading expert in the field of anger management. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he has been an anger and stress spokesperson for the media for the last 15 years. He is a protégé of Dr. Meyer Friedman, who was co-originator of the Type-A behavior pattern. Dr. Allan is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 Timothy A. Jeffrey Award, given by the APA for "Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology." He has appeared on national television, including Good Morning America, Rolanda and Day One, as well as local affiliates of all the networks. He has been a radio guest on numerous programs including Dr. Joy Brown, Bill Masur, and Kathy Novack, and has had his work covered in such national print publications as the New York Times, New York magazine, and Woman’s Day. He has conducted programs at major corporations including JP Morgan Chase, The Carnegie


The Meredith


Cowan Financial Group, and Con Edison, and has lectured at The American Heart Association, The Women’s Health Symposium, and many other organizations. He is now conducting seminars on anger management for adolescents and their parents.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Seeds and Fruits of Anger;
Chapter 1. The Origins of Anger;
Chapter 2. Anger: Myths and Misunderstandings;
Chapter 3. Watchful Eyes: Anger in the Family is Seen, Heard, and Felt;
Part II: Breaking the Cycle;
Chapter 4. Dr. Allan's Anger Management Formula;
Chapter 5. Step One: Identify the Hook;
Chapter 6. Step Two: Identify the Need;
Chapter 7. Step Three: Fill the Need;
Chapter 8. Wait, There’s More: Additional Keys to Anger Management;
Chapter 9. New Beginnings: Your "Optimal Anger" Family;
Suggested Reading;

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