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ACT on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

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Drop the Rope in Your Tug-of-War with Anger

If you've tried to control problem anger before with little success, this book offers you a fundamentally new approach and new hope. Instead of struggling even harder to manage or eliminate your anger, you can stop anger feelings from determining who you are and how you live your life. Based on a revolutionary psychological approa
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 3rd 2006 by New Harbinger Publications (first published 2006)
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This will be perhaps my hardest review to write but I consider it one of the most important because I believe that there are many people out there like myself who are dealing with some severe anger issues and want help but have only been met with either judgment, prejudice or the prospect of years of expensive therapy with no clear ending.

I want to give a little background about myself. I came from an abusive home. My mother was physically, verbally and emotionally abusive. Her anger was destruc
Mister Jones
Jan 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing

A practical,insightful, and excellent guide for those whom have debilatating anger, where anger has seriously dealt destruction and havoc to all areas of living a productive and enriching life; the book doesn't shy away from facing the cycle of thoughts and feelings that have led to self-destructive behavior, and offers a realistic and rational approach to overcoming it through various exercises. It's written in concise, clear prose.

I highly recommend this book; it's worth more than the money yo
Alex Giurgea
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
O carte despre protocoalele pentru managementul furiei cu ajutorul ACT.
David Teachout
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: psychology
For those not knowledgeable about ACT, there's enough of an overview in the beginning that, if aware of other psychological/therapeutic theories, the reader can follow. Unfortunately most readers coming to this as self-help may miss some of the deeper points as they assume ACT is little more than a variation on CBT, which it is most assuredly not. You will not find statements that specific thought processes are wrong or dysfunctional, instead there follows an appreciation for all thoughts and fe ...more
Kathy Elbinger
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was recommended to me by a therapist. It has narrative that explains what anger is, why it causes depression and how to deal with it. It teaches how to distance yourself from your anger so you can observe it without getting hot emotions in the way. The exercises at the end of chapters helps you sort through your own anger.
I found this book very helpful, but I feel it would have worked better if it had been made in workbook form. The narrative frequently sounded self-congratulatory, as
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: clinical-work
I'm waffling between 3 and 4 stars on this dense little book. I've used pieces of it with patients for a long time, but only recently finished the whole thing with a patient. I think the needle the authors deftly thread is not shying away from the mindfulness-based and emotion-oriented aspects of ACT that angry people can easily dismiss as "touchy-feely," while also presenting that material in a simple, matter-of-fact way. They assume without being judgmental that the person reading the book is ...more
Trevor Winsor
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent, practical, sometimes it may feel weird, but ultimately, this book gives you the tools to drop the rope in your tug-of-war with your anger and learn to live toward what you value most in life. An excellent resource for anyone wanting to deal with any problematic anger in their lives!
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the better books on the anger habit, especially when combined with ACT principles.
Feb 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Well, let's just say CBT based therapy like this does not work for me. I ended up being very angry with this book (which sounds funny I know) and returned it to the library and told my social work that I never wanted to discuss this book again. I'm more of a DBT person. ...more
Jan 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
A helpful book applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy specifically to anger; many practical suggestions on making your life better and moving forward, rather than remaining stuck or getting caught in endless analyses and rationalizations for this problem.
Durwin Foster
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clinical, self-help
I use this book regularly with clients and find that many of the suggestions and techniques have worked very well with them.
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