The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Your Rage and Heal Your Relationships (Google eBook)

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New Harbinger Publications, Jul 1, 2012 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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We will all experience anger sometimes—it’s how we deal with it that counts. Anger is one of the most challenging emotions for humans to cope with, and under its influence, we can end up behaving in ways that create great difficulties in our relationships and our lives. The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger will show you how to take responsibility for your anger and your life by cultivating a new strength: the power of compassion. Based in compassion-focused therapy, these skills and techniques will help you replace angry habits, gain control of your emotions, and improve your relationships.

The compassionate tools in this book will help you:
• Shift from threat-driven thinking to compassionate thinking
• Replace angry reactions with assertive responses
• Improve your relationships with friends, coworkers, and your significant other
• Cultivate compassion for yourself as you learn and grow

“This innovative book teaches how to develop self-compassion so that anger can be transformed into a more peaceful state of mind.”
—Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion

  

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Emotion The Three Circles The Threat and SelfProtection System
When Things Become Unbalanced
You Didnt Get What You Needed Learning To Be Angry Implicit Memory
First Steps
SoothingRhythm Breathing
Mindfulness and Working with Anger Conclusion
Mentalizing
Compassionately with Angry Thinking What Would My Compassionate Self
Relating Compassionately with
Limitations Expressing Disagreement Reconciliation Apologizing
Empathy Deepening Empathy with Mentalization Sympathy Bringing
Conclusion
Appendix
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About the author (2012)

Russell L. Kolts, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Washington University outside of Spokane, WA. He has worked with a wide variety of patients with significant anger issues.

Foreword writer Paul Gilbert, PhD, is a professor at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom, director of the mental health research unit at Derbyshire Mental Health Trust, and author of The Compassionate Mind.

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