The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life

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Wiley, Sep 2, 2004 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond, choices that can improve personal relationships as well as emotional health?

The Anger Trap is a landmark book that strips away the myths and misconceptions about anger and reveals how you can learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anger so that you may chooseŚ or help someone else to chooseŚ a better, more spiritually enlightened path. The Anger Trap examines the root causes of anger and can help you realize your patterns and break the destructive cycles of criticism, frustration, and irritation that hurt you and others around you. Drawing insight from timeless spiritual wisdom as well as cutting-edge research, Dr. Carter offers practical techniques to free you from anger, its hidden insecurities, fears, and selfishness and thereby improve the quality of your home and workplace life. The book clearly illustrates how the change process works and The Anger Trap is filled with real-life examples of the ways people have come to terms with their anger by applying the concepts Dr. Carter outlines.

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Review: The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations That Sabotage Your Life

User Review  - Rob Freund - Goodreads

Rating: 4/5 stars for general helpfulness, ease of reading, lack of redundancy, and good content. Dr. Les Carter's "The Anger Trap" is definitely a self-help kind of book, written for the masses and ... Read full review

Review: The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations That Sabotage Your Life

User Review  - Marcia Carr - Goodreads

Kinda long winded. some helpful info. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Dr. Les Carter is a nationally known expert in the field of Christian counseling. He maintains his counseling practice, specializing in the treatment of emotional and relational disorders, at the Southlake Psychiatric and Counseling Center in Southlake, Texas. He is the author of twenty books, including The Freedom from Depression Workbook; The Choosing to Forgive Workbook; The Worry Workbook; The Anger Trap; Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me; The Anger Workbook For Christian Parents; and Grace and Divorce. Carter earned his B.A. from Baylor University and his M.Ed. and Ph.D. from North Texas State University. For more information, please go to Dr. Carter's Web site, www.drlescarter.com.

Frank Minirth is president of the Minirth Clinic in Richardson, Texas, and one of only 122 doctors in America and Canada certified by the prestigious American Society of Clinic Psychopharmacology. He is the bestselling author of Happiness Is a Choice and can be heard weekly on both local and national radio.

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