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Calming your angry mind : how mindfulness and compassion can free you from anger and bring peace to your life / Jeffrey Brantley, MD.

Brantley, Jeffrey, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608829262
  • ISBN: 160882926X
  • Physical Description: vi, 259 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-259).
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. The foundation. Why mindfulness? ; Getting to know your anger ; Approaching anger mindfully and skillfully ; Preparing to practice -- pt. 2. Practices for calming your angry mind. Calming your angry mind by stabilizing mind and body ; Calming your angry mind with compassion ; Calming your angry mind with wisdom and understanding ; Some common questions and concerns about calming your angry mind -- pt. 3. Beyond your angry mind. You have not fallen out of the universe ; Many possibilities- which will you choose? ; The gift of no fear.
Summary, etc.:
"Anger is a natural emotion-and a part of what makes us human. But when you lose control of your anger, it can get in the way of meaningful relationships, successful careers, and ultimately, feelings of happiness and enjoyment. In this highly anticipated book, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Calming Your Anxious Mind Jeff Brantley offers a breakthrough approach using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and compassion practices to help you better handle the anger, fear, and hostile emotions that can wreak havoc at home, work, and in relationships. In addition, you will also learn important self-awareness skills to help you stop overreacting and improve communication with others. While other self-help books focus on traditional anger management, Brantley offers solutions that give you personal control over the experience of anger in your life. Inside, you'll discover the three major meditative approaches to soothing anger: stabilizing mind and body through concentrating your attention mindfully; using compassionate attention and reflection to disarm the energy of your anger; and learning to use wise understanding about the impermanent and "conditioned" nature of your angry reactions in order to diminish your vulnerability to anger's power. If you have difficulty with anger, you may be quick to blame others or act in aggressive ways. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking can often leave you feeling alone, alienated, and unhappy. If you are ready to make real, lasting changes, this book can provide you with the skills needed to manage and and transform your anger so that you can live a happier, healthier life"-- Provided by publisher.
"From Jeff Brantley, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine and author of Calming Your Anxious Mind comes Calming Your Angry Mind. Inside, readers with anger management issues can find step-by-step mindfulness and compassion practices to help soothe anger, fear, and hostile emotions that can wreak havoc at home, work, and in relationships. Using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, reader will also learn important awareness skills so that they can stop overreacting, improve communication with others, and live a more fulfilling life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Anger.
SELF-HELP > Anger Management (see also FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS > Anger)
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS > Anger (see also SELF-HELP > Anger Management)
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT > Meditation.
Stress management.
Genre: Nonfiction.