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Double Award-Winning Author Offers Suggestions for Keeping Rising Tempers in Check when Temperatures Rise
With the weather getting warmer each day, the anger/hostility index is also on the rise. Anger/hostility is something that many men cannot seem to control. Their uncontrollable rage sometimes causes them to lose their jobs and/or their families. Newton Hightower, LMSW-ACP, LMFT, LPC, AAC, Director, Center for Anger Resolution, Inc. in Houston, Texas, and author of the award-winning* book, Anger Busting 101: New ABCs for Angry Men and The Women Who Love Them (www.bayoupublishing.com) calls those who are “addicted” to rage “rageaholics.”
Hightower once belonged to the ranks of “rageaholics.” However, as a licensed psychotherapist, he kept thinking that he could gain control and change his behavior. Eventually, he did—and along the way pioneered the Recovery Method which has already helped thousands. Now, Hightower offers to help many more through his book.
Although Hightower acknowledges that serious anger problems are not exclusively a mans problem, he has focused his work on men—and the women who love them. He has been pleased to discover that there are many men who sincerely want to stop their fault-finding, sarcasm, arguing, self-justification, rage, and violence. “There are men who do not want to be divorced and lose their families,” Hightower points out. “They want to be able to say, like I have for the last 10 years, I am happily married and my life is good.”
Donald S. Williamson, Ph.D., former president of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, points out in the book's Foreword: “There is no hope for the rageaholic unless and until he takes total responsibility for his rageful behavior.” Once that stage has been reached, Hightower offers a practical, step-by-step, here-is-how-to-do-it advice for ending previous difficulties with anger and beginning new healthy ways to relate.
The first section of Anger Busting 101 is for the angry man and features Hightower's approach—the Recovery Method—to managing anger. The second section is designed to help women understand which men can change and which men cannot. It will also help women learn ways to get their men to start changing. The third section examines the steps women need to take to help their rageaholic through the changes.
Men who have had anger problems for years can use the directives and principles in this book to change quickly, dramatically and permanently. Now anyone can learn how not to get “hot under the collar”—even during the warmest summer months.
In Anger Busting 101: New ABCs for Angry Men and The Women Who Love Them
15 behaviors to avoid when angry
20 principles to practice to replace
previous negative traits
11 comments partners should not use
if they want to defuse tense situations
9 things to believe in to help partners
overcome their tendency toward
7 guidelines for effective communication
with angry partners
(See attached for some samples.)
* ANGER BUSTING 101 was recently awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for “Best Psychology/Self-Help” book for 2002 by the Publishing Marketing Association. The award is given to top books produced by independent publishing companies throughout the United States and Canada.
* ANGER BUSTING 101 also received the Silver Medal from ForeWord Magazines Book of the Year Award for Psychology/Self-Help books. Prominent librarians and bookstore owners evaluated new books for significant contribution to the library/bookstore field from among more than 1,000 entries.
Anger Busting 101
New ABCs for Angry Men and The Women Who Love Them
by Newton Hightower, LMSW-ACP, LMFT, LPC, AAC
Director, Center for Anger Resolution, Inc., Houston, Texas
Foreword by Donald S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Past President of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and author of The Intimacy Paradox
219 pages 6" x 9" Appendices, including
“Angry Men and Medication” by David C. Kay, M.D.
End Notes References Index Published March 2002
ISBN: 1-886298-04-1 $14.95 trade paperback original
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