Discover The Roots To Your Anger

by Mark Chapman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781434388087
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781434388094

About the Book

Anger is one of our most dynamic and forceful emotions moving us very powerfully. Emotions are not good or bad; they are simply part of life. What we choose to do with these emotions indicates whether they become positive or negative.

If angry feelings are suppressed they may never become recognized or named. This could lead to mental health problems. Anger turned inwards is the cause of many relationship problems. Anger may trigger anxiety. Anxiety may in turn produce anger. Just because you are angry does not necessarily imply that you have a problem.

Anger is after all, part of a natural response that aids in our survival and helps us to protect others. Anger, can therefore give one the courage to protect our loved ones; it may warn others not to take advantage of us and in some instances confirm our own individuality.

Anger can also be a healthy emotion, as it can lead us to take appropriate action. It can also help us to ‘make right the wrongs’ in our lives and to face up to our personal issues. Facing up to your anger  and wanting to make changes, leads to the contribution of positive self-esteem and enhanced feelings of self-worth.

Anger does not always lead to devastating circumstances. However, left untreated, it can lead to psychological problems or can actually ‘exacerbate’ existing ones. As medical intervention can be an effective antidote for infectious diseases, similarly applying anger management strategies can be an effective antidote to dysfunctional anger and recurring resentments. Serious physical wounds need serious medicine and require the skill of a physician to detect the source of the problem. Serious deep-rooted anger may also require the attention and skill of a health care professional.

About the Author

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Mark  is a London based Specialist Clinical Psychologist, licensed with two Professional Bodies, the South African Health Council Professional Board and the British Psychological Society. Mark presents keynote addresses, and conducts workshops with educators and people in business. Mark completed Post Graduate research at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He has completed further research in the UK, where he was awared Chartered Status with the British Psychological Society and Health Professions council.

He provides psychological insets for organizations and runs anger management groups and workshops across South Africa, United Kingdom and Europe. Mark’s area of special interest is in group work, where he has successfully run Anger Management Groups, Self-Esteem Groups, Stress-Management Groups, and Depression-Support Groups both within a clinical and industrial environment.

After years of clinical multidisciplinary reflection and an extensive review of his practical work, Mark has completed this life skills anger management-working book to complement the seven-week course he offers. This book can be used as part of a course or for training others to help people with anger related issues.

Mark can be reached by email:

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