Anger: How to Live with and without It by Albert Ellis, Arthur Lange

By Albert Ellis, Arthur Lange

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


Anger. It’s considered one of our most simple, and sometimes so much damaging, human feelings. And in today’s international, it’s a continuing, escalating strength, from highway rage to family abuse, from teenager violence to acts of terrorism. greater than ever we want powerful how you can reside 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 treatment (REBT), indicates you how.

Presented in an easy step by step application that anybody can grasp, the confirmed, time-tested ideas of REBT educate you to regulate or even cast off anger, with no sacrificing precious assertiveness. right here you’ll discover:

*What precisely is anger, and should you believe it?
*How you create your personal anger*Methods of pondering, feeling, and appearing your method out of anger

*Why retaining directly to anger is typically fun—and find out how to allow it go
*How to exploit REBT to deal with tragic occasions which are some distance past our control

…and even more, together with quite a few real-world case stories, plus a complete, serious research of some of the methods to this age-old challenge. no matter if at domestic or at paintings, in a private or political context, this leap forward method will assist you to take keep watch over of the anger which can stand within the manner of luck and happiness.

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For people will receive your free expression of anger in most instances as an outwardly aggressive or hostile action, and will probably close themselves off from you and defensively respond to you with further hostility. Some therapists in the field have attempted to solve the problem with still another alternative, what they call creative aggression (or constructive anger). ) that others will willingly listen to your point of view. In the following example I will attempt to illustrate the dynamics of the other theories and then, using the same example throughout the book, will investigate the alternatives and solutions that Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy offers.

2. ” 3. ” 4. ” Although these statements hold for anger, they often seem not to apply when you experience severe anxiety or depression at C. Severe anxiety is more or less an internal danger signal activated when for some reason, either conscious or unconscious, you feel something will happen that will prevent you from getting what you want or will really harm you. Anxiety often stems from sets of Irrational Beliefs that you hold about yourself, while anger stems from Irrational Beliefs that you hold about others.

Usually you can more quickly, easily, and importantly change your feelings as you change your thinking than you can change your thinking by modifying your feelings. But the reverse is also often true. Just how much do your feelings about something cause you to change your thinking? You frequently know that you desire to act in a manner that you believe is highly undesirable. When such feelings become extremely strong or urgent, you may act in a manner contrary to your own beliefs. When you act this way, you often rationalize so as to alter, at least temporarily, certain beliefs.

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