The Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger

We can all get angry from time to time but when it gets out of hand it can have a serious impact on many aspects of our lives.

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger

We can all get angry from time to time but when it gets out of hand it can have a serious impact on many aspects of our lives. As well as having an impact on our physical and mental health and our ability to engage in healthy relationships, it can also potentially have an enormous impact on society. The media is rife with stories of domestic violence, tragic stories of shaken babies, road-rage incidents and bullying. Mounting evidence suggests that all this anger can be harmful to us in a number of different ways. As well as the enormously damaging impact chronic anger can have on our relationships with other people, it is being linked to health problems such as cardiovascular disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This invaluable self-help guide will enable the reader to recognise their personal anger problems, gain an understanding of what lies behind their anger, and use techniques based on Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to deal with their anger more effectively. CFT was initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, author of The Compassionate Mind, to treat those with high levels of self-criticism. It uses the proven, research-based techniques of CBT and other therapies with a special focus on the importance of developing inner compassion, in order to alleviate feelings of shame, develop a more balanced outlook and promote resilience. It incorporates elements of mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism with recent research on human development and studies of the brain. It is increasingly used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including depression, overeating, shyness, trauma, anxiety and anger.

More Books:

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Russell Kolts
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: Hachette UK

We can all get angry from time to time but when it gets out of hand it can have a serious impact on many aspects of our lives. As well as having an impact on our physical and mental health and our ability to engage in healthy relationships, it can
The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Russell L. Kolts
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

Provides a system for coping with frustration and rage by developing compassion, thus improving relationships, angry reactions, and personal growth.
The Compassionate Mind Approach to Difficult Emotions
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Chris Irons
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Emotions bring purpose, pleasure and meaning to our lives. However, for many people, they are synonymous with distress, pain and suffering. Anger and rage can wreck relationships and cause problems at work; anxiety can prevent us from socialising or engaging in things we would like to; sadness can feel overwhelming
The Compassionate Mind Approach To Postnatal Depression
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Michelle Cree
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

It is well-known that having a baby can be a time of joy but also one of anxiety and even depression for new mothers. Indeed it is very common for new mothers to experience a short period of distress following childbirth, often referred to as 'baby blues'. Usually this passes
The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Dennis Tirch
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: Hachette UK

We know what it's like to worry from time to time, but for some of us, our worrying can take over and have a serious impact on our lives. When our anxiety gets out of hand and starts to dominate our lives, affecting how we function and our general sense