How to tell the difference between rage and plain, everyday anger? Anger, explains King, a life coach and management consultant, is primarily associated with a current injustice or disappointment. Rage, on the other hand, is accumulated anger from past traumas that is "locked in our bodies and minds." Or as they say in 12-step programs: "If it's hysterical, it's historical." This is essentially a workbook to unlock that childhood trauma. It includes ways to understand how rage can mask itself (dominance, depression, etc.), questions to locate the rage and exercises to help process it. The book may be a valuable first step in recognizing unprocessed childhood trauma, especially for women. King speaks with insight and empathy about her own rage, rooted in a harsh childhood in South-Central L.A., and the experiences of others. And the exercises, while not new (journaling, imagining an inner rage child), can perhaps help some readers become more aware of the triggers that ignite their rage. Some women might be well advised to seek professional help, too, but King offers a starting place for women whose lives are being distorted by unrecognized rage. (Aug. 2)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possibleby Ruth King
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/i>/b>
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.
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Ruth King, M.A., is president of Bridges, Branches & Braids, an organization devoted to working with negative energies in positive ways. A respected authority on the topic of women and rage, she is also a life coach and team development specialist.
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