Anger is one the most common human emotions. Everyone experiences it from time to time—or more frequently. Suppressing anger is akin to trying to put a stopper in a volcano. After time, the pressure builds until an eruption occurs. A new book by Andrea Brandt, PhD offers invaluable suggestions to channel their anger in a positive direction. Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom is a must-read for anyone dealing with anger issues or is involved with someone who is.
Dr. Brandt notes that buried anger is expressed in a continuum, with rage and aggression at the top, and frustration, annoyance, irritation at the bottom, as well as everything in between. She notes that a wide variety of physical and emotional problems can arise from suppressed anger such as headaches, digestive problems, and insomnia. Unless this anger is addressed, it is impossible to overcome. She encourages those with anger issues to process the anger, bring it to the surface, release it, and resolve it.
The book begins with a detailed description of anger and then presents the strategy of mindfulness for controlling and releasing that anger. It explains in detail how to work through the process and gives numerous examples of individuals with anger issues and hpw they deal with them.
Santa Monica, California resident Andrea Brandt has more than three decades of experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and children. For more information, click on this link. The book may be purchased there or on Amazon.com.