Anger Kills: Seventeen Strategies for Controlling Hostility That Can Harm Your Health

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Crown/Archetype, Nov 14, 2012 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Anger kills. We’re speaking here not about the anger that drives people to shoot, stab, or otherwise wreak havoc on their fellow humans. We mean instead the everyday sort of anger, annoyance, and irritation that courses through the minds and bodies of many perfectly normal people.

• If your immediate impulse when faced with everyday delays or frustrations—elevators that don’t immediately arrive at your floor, slow-moving supermarket lines, dawdling drivers, rude teenagers, broken vending machines—is to blame somebody;
• If this blaming quickly sparks your ire toward the offender;
• If your ire often manifests itself in aggressive action;

then, for you, getting angry is like taking a small dose of some slow-acting poison—arsenic, for example—every day of your life. And the result is often the same: Not tomorrow, perhaps, or even the day after, but sooner than most of us would wish, your hostility is more likely to harm your health than will be the case for your friend whose personality is not tinged by the tendencies to cynicism, anger, and aggression just described.

In Anger Kills, learn how to recognize the symptoms of chronic anger in yourself, avoid feelings of hostility, and deal with hostility from others.
 

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This clearly written book is a continuation and elaboration of Redford Williams's earlier work, The Trusting Heart (Times Bks., 1989), in which he described recent scientific evidence linking hostile ... Read full review

Contents

Cover
Am I at Risk?
The Facts About Hostility
PART III
Meditate
Avoid Overstimulation
Listen
Practice Trusting Others
Increase Your Empathy
Be Tolerant
Have a Confidant
Become MoreReligious 19 Pretend Today IsYour
PART IV
EPILOGUE
Stop Hostile Thoughts Feelings and Urges
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Dr. Redford Williams is currently professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, professor of Medicine, and director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Duke University Medical Center. He is also professor of Psychology in the Graduate School at Duke and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is cofounder, with Virginia Williams, Ph.D., of Williams LifeSkills, Inc., a firm whose mission is the development, evaluation, and delivery or training products to enhance emotional competencies.

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