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  • The Anger Trap

  • Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life
  • By: Frank Minirth, Les Carter
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heybourne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational

  • By Andy on 20-04-16

Educational

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-16

This is a great book read in a warm tone that provides different perspectives on anger from the authors clinical experience. The book isn't excessively long and the information is not repeated. Questions are given to facilitate the readers personal development at the end of each chapter.

This book is of a more reflective read and not from a cognitive behavioural perspective, there are other popular books in that format. I recommend this for those looking for insight into their personal and relationship problems with a view to changing their beliefs and behaviours that are not working. This book does not offer quick fixes but does support lasting change.

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  • No-Drama Discipline

  • The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dry content for an audiobook

  • By M. Sheleg on 09-08-16

Enlightening and rational

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Reviewed: 18-03-16

Great tone and content that makes sense and provides hope for raising children and making healthy functional adults.

  • Adult Children

  • The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
  • By: Linda Friel, John Friel
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive in a wholesome way!

  • By Phyllis McA on 25-07-15

Brief, warm, enlightening.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-01-16

Recommended reading for adults of dysfunctional families and overcoming addiction, dysfunction and isolation. Part of a growing body of useable psychology.

  • Shrinks

  • The Untold Story of Psychiatry
  • By: Jeffrey A Lieberman, Ogi Ogas
  • Narrated by: Graham Corrigan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

A world-renowned psychiatrist reveals the fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption. Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But as Jeffrey Lieberman reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A trainee counsellors opinion

  • By Ben on 24-04-15

Pedestrian

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-15

Don't let the engaging sample fool you into thinking this is a risqué account of psychiatry's history. Rather this is a matter of fact telling of psychiatry's rise to medical professionalism. To slow for me, and by the sound of it the narrator too. Returned before the end, lifes too short.

  • Get Me Out of Here

  • My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder
  • By: Rachel Reiland
  • Narrated by: Mazhan Marno
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Borderline Personality Disorder. "What the hell was that?" raged Rachel Reiland when she read the diagnosis written in her medical chart. As the 29-year old accountant, wife, and mother of young children would soon discover, it was the diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes- including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and sexual promiscuity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • profoundly amazing & deeply moving

  • By naomi on 07-01-15

Personal, emotional, informative.

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Reviewed: 01-12-15

Excellent first hand account of what it is to be diagnosed borderline and recover, given the right motives and effort to health and function. Courageous and moving.

  • Just Listen

  • Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
  • By: Mark Goulston
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read/listen to this book.

  • By Tari on 03-11-12

Power packed info and delivery.

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Reviewed: 10-09-15

Great book with no padding and useful ideas to act on. Engagingly delivered and uplifting. Thanks