The Gift of Anger: Seven Steps to Uncover the Meaning of Anger and Gain Awareness, True Strength, and Peace

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New Harbinger Publications, Mar 1, 2011 - Self-Help - 192 pages
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It's Time to Listen to Your Anger

Anger is a natural response to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and embarrassment, and a reliable outlet when we feel just plain stressed out. Yet many of us see anger as a negative, potentially dangerous emotion that should be suppressed.

But the truth is, anger is a gift—a natural, internal signal that unfailingly identifies an opportunity for healing and growth. The Gift of Anger shows you how to recognize this signal, discover the deeper meaning behind your anger, and change the relationships and situations in your life that frustrate you. In seven simple and effective steps, this book guides you past any level of anger, from mild irritation to rage, and toward a balanced approach to using anger for greater understanding and well-being.

By learning to see anger as a gift, you'll be able to:

•Regain emotional balance after becoming angry
•Identify and name the unmet needs at the root of your anger
•Create an action plan for ensuring your needs are met
•Understand and forgive others and have compassion for yourself

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Marcia Cannon, Ph.D., MFT, is a marriage and family therapist who has taught people how to use their anger positively for more than fifteen years. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and conducts talks and workshops on the gift of anger process for organizations and groups nationwide. For a current schedule of talks and workshops, or to have Cannon speak at your event, please e-mail or visit

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