Author(s): Beverley Engel
Do you act out your anger in destructive or underhanded ways? Or do you suppress your anger and turn other people's abuse and criticism against yourself? Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. But if it's channeled in negative directions, anger can do real damage to you and your loved ones. In this provocative, healing book, psychotherapist Beverly Engel explains why your personal anger style may be hurting your relationships, your career, and yourself. She then shows you step by step how to transform a negative anger style into a positive one. Once you've discovered how to express your anger in healthy ways, you'll find that anger can empower you, motivate you to make important changes, and help you gain a sense of control over your life.
BEVERLY ENGEL is an internationally recognized therapist with an expertise in anger, abuse, and relationships. A psychotherapist for more than twenty-eight years, she is the author of fifteen books, including Breaking the Cycle of Abuse, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Loving Him without Losing You, The Power of Apology, and The Emotionally Abused Woman. She conducts professional training programs and has been a guest expert on national television networks and shows, including CNN, Oprah, Donahue, Ricki Lake, and Starting Over.
Acknowledgments.Introduction.PART ONE: CHANGE YOUR ANGER STYLE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.1. One of the Most Important Changes You Will Ever Make.2. The First Steps to Discovering Your Anger Style.3. Discovering Your Primary Anger Style.4. Variations on a Theme: Discovering Your Secondary Anger Style.PART TWO: CHANGING YOUR ANGER STYLE.5. The First Steps to Change.6. Modifying or Transforming an Aggressive Style.7. From Passive to Assertive.8. From Passive-Aggressive to Assertive.9. Transforming a Projective-Aggressive Style.PART THREE: MOVING AHEAD AND MOVING BEYOND.10. Honoring Other People's Anger.11. Getting Beyond Your Anger.Epilogue.References.Recommended Reading.Index.