By Albert Ellis, Arthur Lange

ISBN-10: 0806538112

ISBN-13: 9780806538112

With a brand new Foreword through Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.


Anger. It’s one in every of our most simple, and sometimes such a lot damaging, human feelings. And in today’s international, it’s a relentless, escalating strength, from highway rage to family abuse, from youngster violence to acts of terrorism. greater than ever we want powerful how you can dwell with it, comprehend it—and learn how to care for it. This landmark publication from world-renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, writer of Rational Emotive habit remedy (REBT), indicates you how.

Presented in an easy step by step application that any one can grasp, the confirmed, time-tested ideas of REBT train you to regulate or even put off anger, with out sacrificing precious assertiveness. right here you’ll discover:

*What precisely is anger, and should you suppose it?
*How you create your individual anger*Methods of pondering, feeling, and performing your approach out of anger

*Why protecting directly to anger is typically fun—and how you can permit it go
*How to exploit REBT to deal with tragic occasions which are some distance past our control

…and even more, together with a number of real-world case stories, plus a complete, severe research of some of the methods to this age-old challenge. even if at domestic or at paintings, in a private or political context, this leap forward process will show you how to take regulate of the anger which may stand within the approach of good fortune and happiness.

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True, your insights about the past may have importance; but an insight that you can use to help solve a real present-day problem will prove more immediately useful. What happened ten or twenty years ago has little or no value now. It happened. The past remains fixed and unchangeable, while you may affect the present and future by your present thoughts and actions. Those responsible for the upbringing of children have them more or less at their mercy. Youngsters have little or no choice in their somewhat helpless situation; and because their minds are in a formative stage, they have little ability to choose better alternatives.

Let’s get the bad news out of the way . . ” That’s because it feels good not to take responsibility for our emotional reactions. However, if we subscribe to the theory espoused by Al (who credits it to the Greek philosopher Epictetus), we can’t blame others for our reactions. Ultimately, we are responsible for how we react emotionally and behaviorally. Well, that’s no fun. Now for the good news . . I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been successful at controlling many of life’s events or the people in my life.

But once you gratify your feelings through actions, you frequently revert to your former beliefs, and feel guilty because you did not really change those beliefs but merely laid them aside temporarily to allow yourself to act in a certain way. Hence, we see that your thoughts may alter your feelings, yet we can also see that you often only temporarily alter them in specific situations. The following four irrational statements represent some main beliefs that angry people generally hold: 1. ” 2.

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