Anger. You probably sometimes find yourself getting angry about work, relationships, or circumstances. It’s a powerful emotion, but is your anger effective at creating lasting change? Do you work hard trying to diminish your anger?
Harriet Lerner is a practicing clinical psychologist and is best known for her work on the psychology of women, marriage, and family relationships. She is the author of eleven books including the New York Times bestseller The Dance of Anger. You may remember Dr. Harriet Lerner was a guest here before and when we talked about sex in relationships from her latest book Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled.
Tune in to hear Harriet give us insight about our anger and how it can help our lives. We discuss how anger can be used effectively versus how it can be dysfunctional. Hint: ignoring anger or venting anger will not identify and address the underlying problems from which anger stems.
Anger as an emotion is a vehicle for change and a way to define who we are. It can teach us what we think, how we feel, what we will and will not do, and the limits of our tolerance.
Tune in to hear Harriet and I talk about how to access this by learning to use the emotion of anger as a tool. You can learn to use times of anger as an opportunity for development: to focus on your goals, yourself, and the kind of change that you desire. Lasting change is deliberate, slow, and focused.
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WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER
- The five year journey it took to publish The Dance of Anger
- How rejection helped Harriet write a better book
- How can anger be helpful in our lives
- How to use anger to create change
- When anger is ineffective and when it is effective
- An example of fighting about pseudo-problems
- Where we get the courage to change
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