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This unlocked some answers for me

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Reviewed: 30-03-19

After reading other books by John Crawford, I had looked forward to this one and was not disappointed. I found that listening to the audio version helped in a slightly different way to reading the book although both were valuable. I found the ideas about self worth very enlightening as I really had never separated it from self esteem before but now I understand. The comments about abusive parenting helped me in that, although we can forgive a parent, we can still acknowledge that we didn't receive what we should have and it is NOT OUR FAULT. We are good enough however much we might tell ourselves we are not. There are some ideas in the book that I found a little controversial but I like to keep an open mind and it certainly makes for interesting reading. The exercises are, in my opinion, well worth doing. They do help, as does the relaxation. I have read many self help books and most of them do have good, helpful things to say, but I can honestly say I have never read anything before which actually works and continues working. It gets into your inner self and somehow you just get it. It sounds dramatic to call it life changing but that's what it is.

It's inspirational

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Reviewed: 26-02-19

I had already read this book last year but I found listening to the audio version quite different. I must admit that I've only ever listened to two audio books before and both were novels. This meant that they were read in quite a dramatic way. This book however is read in a calm, factual way which, I have to say, threw me a little bit until I got used to it. After a few pages I realised that this was the only possible way that it could be read. It means you concentrate more on the content than the delivery.
I love the way the author conveys empathy with the angry person. It is so easy to write someone off who has anger issues but digging deep into the reasons for the anger you can understand why people behave this way. I found it absolutely fascinating and it has made me more sympathetic towards angry people, which let's face it, we all are sometimes. There are some examples which make it really easy to see where anger has come from, and then ways to address it.
I would recommend listening to this book as it doesn't just try to give a quick fix for anger management but gets right down to the root causes. The author has an easy style which makes it simple to follow and you can feel that he really cares about people. Well worth a listen.