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Rising Temperatures Can Lead to Rising Tempers
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. Those who are “addicted” to rage, Newton Hightower, LMSW-ACP, LMFT, LPC, AAC, Director, Center for Anger Resolution, Inc. in Houston, Texas, calls “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 help to anyone through his book, Anger Busting 101: New ABCs for Angry Men and The Women Who Love Them (©2002/2005, www.bayoupublishing.com).
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.”
Those who think Hightowers approach will be to take a “psychoarchaeological” expedition back to childhood to discover and piece together the various elements that may be causing an anger problem will be wrong. That may be helpful for some—or it may be a way they can avoid changing angry behavior. Hightower admits that he worries about new clients who tell him, “I know I need to work through issues that might take a few years.” By that time they may be fired, divorced, in prison or dead if they cant change their angry ways sooner. He also knows from the thousands of men he has worked with that with the right techniques, people can change right now.
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
Donald S. Williamson, Ph.D., former president of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, points out in the books 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 Hightowers 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.
To request a review copy of the Anger Busting 101, to arrange an interview with Newton Hightower or for any additional information, please contact Kate Bandos at KSB Promotions • 800-304-3269 • • fax 616-676-0759
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.
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
ISBN: 1-886298-04-1 $14.95 trade paperback original
Publication: March 25, 2002 / Rev Ed. April 21, 2005
Published by Bayou Publishing; available at bookstores nationwide through all major wholesalers, at online bookstores, by calling
800-340-2034 and at www.bayoupublishing.com.
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Bayou Publishing, 2524 Nottingham, Houston, TX 77005