Honor your Anger
In this provocative and groundbreaking book, respected author and therapist Beverly Engel shows that anger is a normal and healthy emotion—and that the inability to recognize your anger and express it in direct and appropriate ways can turn it into a disruptive and destructive force in your life. Instead of demonizing anger, Honor Your Anger shows you how to use your anger to improve your life.
When most people think of someone having a problem with anger, they think the person has a “bad temper” or is unable to control his or her anger. But there are many other unhealthy way of dealing with anger, including being afraid to express your anger, expressing your anger in underhanded ways, and allowing others to act out your anger for you. This fascinating book presents a proven, step-by-step process that will help you to discover your “anger style,” identify its impact on your life, and learn to use your anger as a force for positive change. In Honor Your Anger you’ll learn how to create a new anger style that is healthy and life-transforming.
Sharing inspiring, real-life stories and positive action steps, Engel not only guides you step by step through the process of discovering your primary and secondary anger styles but provides the practical advice and emotional support you’ll need to:
- Modify or transform an aggressive anger style
- Turn passivity into assertiveness
- Recognize and modify passive-aggressive behavior
- Transform a projective-aggressive style
- Deal with other people’s anger
- Move beyond anger
Whether you’re prone to sudden violent outbursts, overeating motivated by suppressed anger, holding grudges, fear of your own anger, taking out your anger on those weaker than you, or any other destructive anger style, this straightforward and reader-friendly book can help. Honoring your anger can be one of the most liberating changes of your life.
What the Critics are Saying
This book made me angry! Why couldn’t Ms. Engel have written it years ago when it would have helped me through difficult times? Honor Your Anger is a clearly written, insightful look at a topic that concerns everyone. You can indeed learn to understand and manage your anger, and this book will show you how.
–Director Emeritus, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies University Research Professor, California School of Professional Psychology
- Hardcover, published by John Wiley and Sons, 2003
- New Living Magazine article, www.newliving.com
- Natural Health Magazine article, March 2004
- “Something You Should Know” Syndicated radio show.
- PBS/Nova Interview, August 2008
- Korean Rights Sold