Anger: Deal with It, Heal with It, Stop It from Killing You

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Health Communications, Mar 4, 1991 - Self-Help - 173 pages
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  • Do you explode with anger at times and regret it later?
  • Do you feel irritated and aggravated for no apparent reason?
  • Do you suppress your anger because you feel that you may hurt someone close to you, jeopardize your job or your marriage?

    If so, you need to learn to make friends with your anger and to express it in healthy ways instead of letting anger make a victim out of you. Anger is not the bad guy, aggression is. Anger is a feeling that arises when our safety is threatened, it is an emotional force field that responds to buried fear and pain.

    Bill DeFoore suggests that we learn the healthy power of anger - that anger can be the strength to break free from your feelings of helplessness and powerlessness.

    Learn to love and appreciate yourself and to become empowered by this self-love through the release of healthy anger.



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    Contents

    The Protective Shield
    1
    Buried Anger Just Wont Stay Down
    11
    Breaking Free From The Passivity Prison
    25
    Rage Angers Nasty Cousin
    35
    Becoming Intimate With Anger
    49
    Protecting The Child Within
    65
    The Role Of Anger In The Grief Process
    79
    Male Anger From The Raging Bull To The Wild Man
    89
    Releasing Anger In Healthy Ways
    103
    Managing And Expressing Anger In Adult Relationships
    123
    Expanding The Circle From Within
    139
    Conclusions And Brainstorms
    157
    Appendix
    165
    References
    171
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    About the author (1991)

    WILLIAM G. (BILL) DEFOORE, PH.D., is a psychotherapist, executive coach and president of the Institute for Personal & Professional Development in Irving, Texas. He speaks and conducts workshops internationally on emotional intelligence in personal and business relationships. Through his work, Bill helps individuals and organizations bring body, mind and spirit into an integrated focus, leading to enhanced levels of personal and professional integrity. He is the coeditor and contributing author of The New Bottom Line: Bringing Heart and Soul to Business and Rediscovering the Soul of Business: A Renaissance of Values.

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