How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You
Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. All of us have acted in anger -- and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry? The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough precepts of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) set forth in this book.
Dr. Albert Ellis and Dr. Raymond Chip Tafrate present here their proven approach to helping people deal effectively with emotional problems and show you how to use their techniques to systematically understand the roots and nature of your anger. Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, readers can learn to live unhysterically in an often difficult and unfair world. REBT will reduce angry reactions and help to challenge and eliminate the anger that can frustrate success and happiness at home, at work, anywhere.
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It has only been very recently that I have realized my anger is a bad thing. I have finally admitted to myself it has been such. According to Ellis's rational emotive behavior therapy, anger is one of the "unhealthy" emotions because it is based on "musts, shoulds, and oughts". Great explanations presented in here and though an academic, Ellis is excellent at making his writings very accessible to all without sacrificing any meaning or content whatsoever. I found his forms in the back of the book to be particularly helpful I'm finally convinced that indeed I need to get over my anger.
The Grim Costs of Anger
Myths About How to Deal With Your Anger
REBT and the ABCs of Anger
Rational and Irrational Aspects of Anger
Discovering Your RageCreating Beliefs
Special Insights Into Your SelfAngering Beliefs
Disputing Your SelfAngering Beliefs
More Ways of Thinking Yourself Out of Your Anger
Learning to Relax
Still More Ways of Thinking Yourself Out of Your
Additional Ways of Reducing Your Anger
Accepting Yourself With Your Anger
A Few Concluding Remarks
REBT SelfHelp Form
Feeling Your Way Out of Your Anger
Acting Your Way Out of Your Anger