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The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations That Sabotage Your Lifeby Les Carter
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It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond, choices that can improve personal relationships as well as emotional health?
The Anger Trap is a landmark book that strips away the myths and misconceptions about anger and reveals how you can learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anger so that you may choose—or help someone else to choose—a better, more spiritually enlightened path. The Anger Trap examines the root causes of anger and can help you realize your patterns and break the destructive cycles of criticism, frustration, and irritation that hurt you and others around you. Drawing insight from timeless spiritual wisdom as well as cutting-edge research, Dr. Carter offers practical techniques to free you from anger, its hidden insecurities, fears, and selfishness and thereby improve the quality of your home and workplace life. The book clearly illustrates how the change process works and The Anger Trap is filled with real-life examples of the ways people have come to terms with their anger by applying the concepts Dr. Carter outlines.
Free Yourself from THE ANGER TRAP
Dr. Les Carter–nationally recognized expert on the topics of conflict resolution, emotions, and spirituality, and coauthor of the bestselling The Anger Workbook–has written this practical book that shows how to overcome unhealthy anger and improve relationships. With gentle spiritual wisdom and solid psychological research, Dr. Carter guides you to creating a better, happier life for yourself, your family, and your coworkers.
"The Anger Trap is a masterfully written book, offering penetrating insights into the factors that can imprison individuals in unwanted patterns of frustration. With his well-developed insights and using case examples, Les Carter carefully explains how you can change your thinking, your communication, and your behavior as you release yourself from the ravages of anger gone bad."
"Les Carter has assimilated his years of experience counseling people trapped by anger into a book that I believe will prove helpful to many readers. The Anger Trap offers fresh information and understanding that can lead to recovery and reconciliation."
"Have you ever looked in a mirror and said 'I don't like what I see!' This book reflects a number of myths we 'wear' and shows us how to trade them in for the real truths."
"The best book on anger out there. Five stars!"
1) Les Carter has an established platform with a proven track record for personal growth/psychology books in both the CBA and general trade markets.
2) This book provides up-to-date research on anger, and fuller, richer principles behind the bestselling The Anger Workbook (over 300,000 copies sold) and will appeal to all those who have purchased that book, as well as to those who seek to understand the hidden, unrecognized anger that results in harmful behavior at home and at work.
3) Author will promote the book through Christian radio, print, speaking, and television.
About the Author
Les Carter, Ph.D., is the chief resident psychotherapist at the Minirth Clinic, Richardson, Texas, where he has maintained a private counseling practice since 1980. He is a nationally recognized expert on topics including conflict resolution, emotions and spirituality, and marriage and family relationships. He is the coauthor of the bestselling The Anger Workbook. Dr. Carter can be reached at www.angerexpert.com
Table of Contents
Foreword by Dr. Frank Minirth.
PART ONE: Understanding the Nature of Anger.
Chapter 1: The Cry Behind the Anger.
Chapter 2: Raw, Unrefined Anger.
Chapter 3: Healthy Anger Options.
Chapter 4: The Missing Ingredient.
PART TWO: Why People Remain Trapped in Raw Anger.
Chapter 5: The Illusion of Control.
Chapter 6: Insecurity’s Hold on Angry People.
Chapter 7: Held Captive by Self-Absorption.
Chapter 8: The Chains of Fear.
Chapter 9: Myths That Perpetuate Anger.
PART THREE: Choosing the Better Path.
Chapter 10: Agony’s Upside.
Chapter 11: Forgiveness and Acceptance.
Chapter 12: A Mind of Equality.
Chapter 13: The Way of the Overcomer.
Chapter 14: Higher Priorities.
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