Getting Control of Your Anger : A Clinically Proven, Three-Step Plan for Getting to the Root of the Problem and Resolving It

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/7/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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"Anger is one of the most toxic emotions for your heart. Dr. Allan's program can help stop the cycle of destructive anger. Highly recommended." --Dean Ornish, M.D., Author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute Break the hold anger has on your life Anger, like fear, is a powerful survival tool that has evolved over countless millennia. But when we allow anger to rule our day-to-day lives, it undermines our health, alienates loved ones, and ruins our chances for a happy, healthy life. Now, Getting Control of Your Anger helps adults who have "inherited" destructive anger patterns learn constructive ways to express themselves and get their needs met. Focusing on breaking the cycle of anger in yourself and your family, Dr. Robert Allan helps you discover the reasons for your anger and find more effective ways to get your core needs met. With Getting Control of Your Anger you'll learn to: Get at the root of your anger and take control of it without gimmicks, drugs, or psychoanalysis Improve your relationships with your loved ones, friends, and coworkers Break the intergenerational cycle of anger in your family and avoid passing destructive behavior patterns down to your children Safeguard your health and reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and a host of anger-related illnesses

Author Biography

Robert Allan, Ph.D. is a leading expert in the field of anger management. He is director of the Coronary Risk Reduction Program and Clinical assistant professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he has been an anger and stress spokesperson for the media for the last 15 years. Dr. Allan is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 Timothy A. Jeffrey Award.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction xi
Part I The Seeds and Fruits of Anger
The Origins of Anger
Anger: Myths and Misunderstandings
Watchful Eyes: Anger in the Family Is Seen, Heard, and Felt
Part II Breaking the Cycle
Dr. Allan's Anger Management Formula
Step One: Identify the Hook
Step Two: Identify the Need
Step Three: Fill the Need
Wait, There's More: Additional Keys to Anger Management
New Beginnings: Your ``Optimal Anger'' Family
Epilogue 231(10)
References 241(2)
Suggested Reading 243(4)
Index 247

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