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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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Ruth King, MA, is president of Bridges, Branches & Braids, an organization devoted to working with negative emotions in positive ways, notably the Celebration of Rage and Generational Healing retreats, and the audio CD Soothing the Inner Flames of Rage—Meditations that Educate the Heart & Transform the Mind. A respected authority on the topic of rage, she is also a life coach and team-development specialist. Her client list includes Kaiser Permanente, Intel Corporation, and Levi Strauss & Company. King works extensively with managers, counselors, consultants, psychotherapists, educators, trauma workers, practitioners of the healing and expressive arts, spiritual counselors, artists, activists, mothers, and other women and men who influence the lives of others, to transform the emotional body and mind. King works internationally and lives in Berkeley, California. Her website is www.HealingRage.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jack Kornfield ix
Introduction: From Hole to Wholesome xi
The Birth of Rage 3
Into Rage, Out of Body 19
The Six Disguises of Rage
Determining Your Disguises of Rage 27
Fight Types-In the Ring with Rage: Dominance and Defiance-at a Glance 37
Flight Types-On the Run from Rage!: Distraction and Devotion-at a Glance 51
Shrink Types-Hide and Seek from Rage: Dependence and Depression-at a Glance 65
Preparing for the Journey: Sacred Practices 83
Re-Membering-Looking Back to Move Forward 95
Entertaining Wildness 103
Sacred Agreements with Rage 111
Solving Rage Riddles-Looking In before Acting Out 117
Meditations with Rage 129
Uprooting Your Rage Inheritance 139
Gentling-Gestures That Ripen the Heart 157
The Journey to Now
Rage and Relationships 173
Support on the Journey 185
Predictable Joys 195
The Journey to Now 209
What People are Saying About This
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)
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)
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)
A classic ... filled with the passion, earthiness, and wisdom of a self-described wounded healer. ... This is a book that can change your life.
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)
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)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a vitally important book for working with some of the strongest and most intense emotions. It is well written, easy to grasp and to apply its principles, and highly relatable. I look forward to coming back to it again and again! Many thanks to Ruth King for this important work.