This Book Presents a Paradigm Shift About Toxic Anger: Anger Is An Addiction
Using the wisdoms of John Bradshaw, Pia Mellody, Claudia Black, Alice Miller, and many other recovery giants, Verryl grew to understand himself in the context of his past traumas. He was finally able to apply all the theories of these authors to heal his anger and rage. This expansion of theory to the emotion of toxic anger results in a revolutionary new concept of anger as an addiction. This paradigm shift empowers a person to recover from rage as an ill person seeking to be well, as opposed to a bad person trying to act better. Telling yourself you are a bad person is a self-defeating message to your inner self, but an ill person can get well.
He presents this new, simple, and enlightened treatment for anger in easy to follow language. Ultimately these conclusions are illustrated as a set of simple diagrams that outline the full path of anger's development starting from the core emotion of pain from early losses through raging behavior that is life damaging.
Using the revolutionary model of anger as an addiction, he demonstrates that anger can be healed. There is no need to rationally "manage" toxic anger (while remaining a "bad" person). Toxic anger practically evaporates as an emotional impulse as the underlying pain is resolved in the good, but ill person.
Included: Research survey paper on Anger Management classes by Desiree Harris, M. C.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
AMAZING BOOK! I have suffered from "addiction" to anger without my knowing for quite some years now. Being 21, I recently went to WeCare Recovery in Anaheim, CA and my case manger gave me this book. I read it within 4 days, highlighting and making notes and actually studying this book. I loved that this book is the authors personal story of overcoming anger with inserts from many different authors and their books. I have some of the books now because of this book based on referral. I have come to the conclusion that my anger was due to my childhood trauma, just like the author. Without grief and going through pain I could not overcome this addiction. Yes, I have accepted that this is an addiction, just like alcohol and codependency. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone struggling in life and wanting a change of perspective on emotions. It showed me that we are not alone in this world. It gets better. Thank you so much to the author for writing this book, and I am so pleased that it came into my journey of recovery so soon in my life. This book is bound to change lives and assist in recovery for all people. Paying it forward, indeed.