The Cow in the Parking Lot

The Cow in the Parking Lot
Author: Susan Edmiston,Leonard Scheff
Publsiher: Workman Publishing Company
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2010-06-24
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780761161981

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Road rage. Domestic violence. Professionally angry TV and radio commentators. We’re a society that is swimming in anger, always about to snap. Leonard Scheff, a trial attorney, once used anger to fuel his court persona, until he came to realize just how poisonous anger is. That and his intense study of Buddhism and meditation changed him. His transformation can be summarized in a simple parable: Imagine you are circling a crowded parking lot when, just as you spot a space, another driver races ahead and takes it. Easy to imagine the rage. But now imagine that instead of another driver, a cow has lumbered into that parking space and settled down. The anger dissolves into bemusement. What really changed? You—your perspective. Using simple Buddhist principles and applying them in a way that is easy for non-Buddhists to understand and put into practice, Scheff and Edmiston have created an interactive book that helps readers change perspective, step by step, so that they can replace the anger in their lives with a newfound happiness. Based on the successful anger management program Scheff created, The Cow in the Parking Lot shows how anger is based on unmet demands, and introduces the four most common types—Important and Reasonable (you want love from your partner); Reasonable but Unimportant (you didn’t get that seat in the restaurant window); Irrational (you want respect from a stranger); and the Impossible (you want someone to fix everything wrong in your life). Scheff and Edmiston show how, once we identify our real unmet demands we can dissolve the anger; how, once we understand our "buttons," we can change what happens when they’re pushed. He shows how to laugh at ourselves—a powerful early step in changing angry behavior. By the end, as the reader continues to observe and fill in the exercises honestly, it won’t matter who takes that parking space—only you can make yourself angry.

The Cow in the Parking Lot

The Cow in the Parking Lot
Author: Leonard Scheff,Susan Edmiston
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2010-01-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780761158158

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Uses simple Buddhist principles an easily understandable way, this book may help readers replace the anger in their lives with a newfound contentment.


Author: Ronald Potter-Efron,Ronald T. Potter-Efron
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781458769565

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This new book from anger expert Potter-Efron offers powerful, emergency help to anyone whose extreme and volatile rages cause him or her to lose control of emotions, behaviors, and even conscious awareness--causing sometimes irreparable emotional and physical harm to themselves, their loved ones, and, occasionally, to innocent by-standers....

Beyond Anger A Guide for Men

Beyond Anger  A Guide for Men
Author: Thomas Harbin
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-07-31
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780738234793

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A revised and updated edition of the popular self-help book for men that addresses contemporary issues and how they impact the way men deal with anger Men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry--and miserable--man how to change his life and relationships for the better. This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises--developed especially for men--to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives. Beyond Anger is honest, tough, and real. In this revised edition, Harbin will update references throughout and discuss new topics such as the role of the internet and social media in fueling anger and how to protect yourself against these pitfalls, as well as a discussion on anger and aging, the political landscape and anger, PTSD, a brand-new section on preventing relapse into anger, and many other relevant, timely topics.

Anger Rage and Relationship

Anger  Rage and Relationship
Author: Sue Parker Hall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-05-07
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781135275396

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Anger, Rage and Relationship presents a radically new way to understand and work with anger and rage issues. Taking a relational approach to anger and rage, the book presents a positive view of human nature, supported by recent research findings and illustrated with case studies, with individuals trusted to be essentially pro-social. Rather than promoting strategies and techniques for eradicating anger, Sue Parker Hall, puts forward an approach which seeks to not only work with, but to differentiate between, anger and rage. Anger and rage are constructed as entirely different phenomena, originating at different developmental stages, having different functions and relational needs and requiring different aspects of relationship in the therapeutic process. Further areas of discussion include: the positive aspects of anger practitioner protection the therapeutic implications of working with both anger and rage This book will provide invaluable reading for practitioners dealing with anger and rage in the therapeutic setting, as well as being of great interest to all counsellors and therapists in the related field.

Overcoming Anger and Irritability 1st Edition

Overcoming Anger and Irritability  1st Edition
Author: William Davies
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-11-05
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781849014182

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A Books on Prescription Title Take control of your anger and improve your quality of life Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted. If you find yourself struggling to control your rage and often regret inappropriate reactions, this book can really help. It explains clearly what provokes anger and what you can do to prevent it. Techniques based on cognitive behavioural therapy offer a positive approach with long-term goals in mind, and show how you can stay cool and successfully handle situations that would tax even the most easy-going person. Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy From a trusted mental-health practitioner with experience in working with prisoners and those exhibiting extreme behaviours


Author: Chris Crutcher
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-22
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780061968426

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Bo Brewster has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. Following angry outbursts at his football coach and English teacher that have cost him his spot on the football team and moved him dangerously close to expulsion from school, he turns to the only adult he believes will listen: Larry King. In his letters to Larry, Bo describes his quest for excellence on his own terms. No more coaches for me, he tells the talk show icon, no more dads. I'm going to be a triathlete, an Ironman. Relegated to Mr. Nak's before-school Anger Management group (which he initially believes to be populated with future serial killers and freeway snipers), Bo meets a hard-edged, down-on-their-luck pack of survivors with stainless steel shields against the world that Bo comes to see are not so different from his own. It is here he meets and falls in love with Shelly, a future American Gladiator, whose passion for physical challenge more than matches his. Ironman is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking story about growing up in the heart of struggle. It is about standing up, getting knocked down, and standing up again. It is about being heard--and learning to listen.

Anger Management For Dummies

Anger Management For Dummies
Author: W. Doyle Gentry
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2011-03-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 111805055X

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