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Anger Management: Understanding. Healing. Freedom.

Narrated by: John Crawford
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Anger Management offers "straight to the point" understanding which can be quickly put into practice, helping you to reconnect with your best self!

We can find empathy for people suffering with anxiety or depression, but often, it’s only the victims of anger who receive any sympathy. The perpetrators are written-off as a bad lot. This audiobook will explain how chronic anger is just as much a stress-related “condition” as these other difficulties and why anger sufferers deserve compassion as much as anybody else.

I’ve been helping people professionally resolve their stress-related difficulties since 2003, and I’ve enjoyed working with “angry” people the most. Why? Because they are the least helped among us. I know you didn’t ask to be angry. But it can be overcome.

Using fictional case studies from real-world examples, this audiobook will explore clearly why you may feel so much anger in your being and explain why your subconscious programming is making it impossible for you to “will” yourself calm. With that understood, you’ll find practical, workable approaches here to understand and desensitize your triggers, live more peacefully, enjoy better relationship security, be more patient with the world, and get more of what you need without the stress or regret of anger and rage.

You will learn:

  • Why the brain creates angry responses when we feel threatened and what you can do to soothe it
  • How to recognize where your personal anger stems from and how to heal it
  • Why anger can feel good but become an addiction
  • The brain chemistry, so you can understand what you're up against
  • Why "controlling" behavior will drive those you love away and how to invite them closer instead
  • How to “use” anger appropriately to have people help you instead of resent you 
  • Why softness controls hardness and how to implement that understanding in your life.
  • The incredible power of words, asking for what you need, and why "sorry" is the most powerful word in the English language
  • And much, much more
©2016 John Crawford (P)2019 John Crawford

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He’s done it again!

This is far more than a book about anger management; it’s about compassion, self compassion, empathy, understanding, integrity, and so much more. Yes, anger management is perhaps the overriding theme, but so much of John’s advice and practical exercises can be applied to much more than anger management. Once again, it gives not just information but also indispensable useful tools. It presupposes that the reader wants not just understanding, but also the wherewithal to take responsibility and to learn new patterns of behaviour to make constructive and positive change. I sort of get the impression that if it was a recipe book it would come with samples of food! Like a recipe book too, the benefit comes by following the instructions to get the ‘feeding’ and the desired results. Reading the book, and/or listening to the narration, are truly helpful,
As with his other books, John also gives a soothing half hour session of hypnotherapy/relaxation/visualisation.
I really like the sound of his voice and the way that he narrates it shows not only understanding of his subject matter but also understanding of and genuine care and concern for his listeners. This comes across too though in the, “read it yourself“ version, It’s well worth a read/listen and well worth following his exercises and making changes. Thank you John.

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Highly recommended and well worth listening to

I had already read the book and I was intrigued to find out how the audible version compared. It’s really very effective. The book is read in a calm, non-judgmental and understanding style by a therapist who admits that he has personal experience of many of the issues covered in the book.

The book is very helpful in explaining some of the underlying causes of anger and in providing exercises that are very well worth pursuing. The advice is grounded in a strong sense of realism about the perseverance and commitment needed. However the benefits of demonstrating this are very well justified. The hypnotherapy recording at the end of the book is a really valuable bonus.

I do prefer reading, however I found the calm style of this book very helpful and relaxing at the end of a long day. If like me you want to understand these issues further then it is well worth giving this recording a go. Thank you John.

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Life changing book🙏🏻

Are you angry, and want to change it? Read that book, it will change your life! Thank you John!

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A wonderful insightful listen

Not being someone who considers they need anger management I began listening to this book more out of intrigue. I was actually quite shocked to realise that I can relate to a lot of the content in this book. I think we all muddle through life, thinking our reactions are considered, thinking we are generally calm, and not truly understanding and appreciating how we really are. This book helps you take a step back and deeply understand yourself, and helps you consider and implement steps to handling daily struggles in a more productive way, helping not only you but all those you come into contact with. I felt quite a colossal shift in my reactions and responses to people within days of listening. I truly feel calmer and better able to handle the little things, and the big things, life throws at you. I can imagine this book being a god-send for those who know they have a genuine problem with anger, but it has also been a wonderful, insightful, life-changing read for me; someone who never thought they had anger issues but now realised maybe they did, just a little bit. I also found listening to this book rather than reading it helped me process the information on a much deeper level, I will definitely be using an audio book of this kind again. Thank you John. Little by little you are making a wonderful difference to us all.

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A great book that anwers both why and how question

What I enjoyed most about this book is that it explains very well why one may feel angry. It proved my intuition that simply using your will to avoid being angry does not always work. The other books by John Crawford complement this one very well - I encourage you to read / listen to the "Inner Human" and "Anxiety Relief" books. They cover some of the important aspects of the "Anger Management" book in detail.

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It's inspirational

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.

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  • Sheila
  • 01-03-19

WOW, I LOVED THIS! YOU SHOULD BUY IT!

I loved this audio book! I love, love, loved this audio book! It's absolutely brilliant. And it's the most wonderful audio book that I have ever read! I will forever be a huge John Crawford fan of his fabulous and illuminating books for improving various parts my life, forever! I never understood why some people actually seem to thrive when they're ranting and raving, and enjoy arguments until I read this fantastic eye-opening book. Who knew that anger was as addictive as morphine, and relieves pain? I can finally understand why having Bi-Polar Disorder, PTSD, severe stress and anxiety disorders draws on the energy of a hostile environment, or temper tantrum. Plus, there are some fantastic ideas for getting over past events that may still be disrupting one's life, with or without their knowledge. And it explains how to be happier every day, even if every little thing can't be resolved, and how it doesn't have to be one's own personal burden, despite the extenuating circumstances. Thanks, John Crawford, for a much needed lesson in dealing with anger, and giving me a new change of view! Everyone should listen to the audio book, and then buy and read the companion book, to keep close by for quick reference, when necessary, then we could all be much happier people worldwide! Buy it for yourself, and everyone that you care about, because the audio book and regular book which can be bought in printed or downloaded onto your reading device, can teach you how to lessen your anger, your friends' anger and your relatives' anger. The narrator/author is so good, that right from the beginning, you'll start to feel more relaxed, happier, and more positive about your personal and professional lives. The relaxation recording with this amazing trained physiotherapist, who has a wall and an home full of various professional certifications, and awards for his many years as an innovative, practicing professional, working with individuals to help them resolve most of their issues and be better people, truly cares about helping people throughout every part of their lives! You can hear his caring and concerns for your personal well-being n the audio book! It could make the WHOLE WORLD A LOVELY, KIND PLACE TO LIVE! SO BUY A COPY FOR YOU, YOUR FRIENDS,, FAMILY, AND CO-WORKERS, BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS AND WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS INCREDIBLE AUDIO BOOK!

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