Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible

Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592404063
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 584,998
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
Waking Up
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
Inner-Peace Practices
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
Acknowledgments     215
Bibliography     219

What People are Saying About This

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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