By Albert Ellis, Arthur Lange

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


Anger. It’s one in all our most simple, and infrequently such a lot harmful, human feelings. And in today’s international, it’s a relentless, escalating strength, from highway rage to family abuse, from teenager violence to acts of terrorism. greater than ever we want potent how you can reside with it, comprehend it—and discover ways to care for it. This landmark ebook from world-renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, writer of Rational Emotive habit remedy (REBT), indicates you how.

Presented in an easy step by step software that any one can grasp, the confirmed, time-tested rules of REBT train you to control or even cast off anger, with out sacrificing precious assertiveness. the following you’ll discover:

*What precisely is anger, and do you have to believe it?
*How you create your personal anger*Methods of considering, feeling, and performing your method out of anger

*Why retaining directly to anger is usually fun—and tips to allow it go
*How to exploit REBT to deal with tragic occasions which are a ways past our control

…and even more, together with a variety of real-world case experiences, plus a finished, severe research of a few of the methods to this age-old challenge. even if at domestic or at paintings, in a private or political context, this step forward strategy will assist you take keep watch over of the anger that could stand within the method of luck and happiness.

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They see the newborn infant as expressing emotions comparable to anger and rage in the first hours of life. And throughout all ages of development humans confront almost daily their own feelings of anger and those of other people whom they encounter. Most authorities say you need your anger to protect yourself from the onslaughts of a hostile and aggressive world. If you do not always remain on your guard, you will stay vulnerable to others who will dominate and exploit you, jeopardize your freedom and property, and take advantage of your passivity by abusing you for their own personal gain with no regard to your welfare.

This edition has sold very well for twenty-five years, has been useful to many of my psychotherapy clients, and has helped to minimize the rage of hundreds of people who have enthusiastically written me about it. A revised version of this book, How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You, authored by me and Raymond Chip Tafrate, was published in 1997 and has also done very well. To my surprise, however, both the first edition and the revised one continue to sell many copies. Readers find the first uniquely persuasive and often use both books to help them overcome their anger.

As you can easily see, the above IBs that apply to anxiety are almost identical to those that relate to anger. The only difference: You hold these ideas or beliefs in relation to yourself rather to another person. Another illustration demonstrates how you may create unhealthy feelings of depression. Let us say that instead of withdrawing from our agreement, I got transferred to another location and had to move out of town. You realize that I had relatively little choice in the matter because the transfer included a promotion I really wanted, and you understand and support my decision.

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