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Do you or someone you care about experience episodes of extreme and unpredictable anger? Intense rages that threaten relationships, jobs, property - or worse? The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone. Researchers estimate that some seven percent of Americans may at some time experience a condition called intermittent explosive disorder (IED), which is characterized by reoccurring periods of extraordinary anger, and millions more have less frequent yet equally damaging experiences with rage. The second thing you need to know is that there is help.

Rage can be calmed and controlled with good advice and a practical, effective plan for change. From renowned anger expert Ronald Potter-Efron, this book breaks down rage into four types: In survival rage, anger is triggered by a sense of danger or threat; feelings of helplessness can trigger impotence rage; the third type, abandonment rage, is triggered by a fear of losing a cherished relationship; and shame rage occurs when someone feels very disrespected. Rage briefly discusses how the brain functions during extreme emotion, and then it turns to the task of helping you stop episodes of rage - right now! In classic Potter-Efron style, the book places the responsibility for control squarely on the shoulders of the angry individual. There is no room in this dangerous situation for whys and becauses. Instead, Rage offers no-nonsense, step-by-step anger management tools that really work.

©2007 Ronald Potter-Efron (P)2017 Wetware Media

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  • Kallie Murphy
  • 30-12-17

Incredible and best of all...hopeful for those who experience rage.

I’ve recognized that I have a problem with rage and this is my first step in making some serious emotional and behavioral changes. This book is worth a re-read and will be a useful tool on my journey to a more peaceful emotional life.

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  • andie
  • 02-10-19

Has practical advice

Many books on anger don’t really give examples of the different types or the typical thoughts going thru their heads It also gives ways to change those thoughts. Worth the read even if you don’t have anger issues.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-17

Brilliant

This will be used more as a resource then a book, I love the way Ronald Potter discusses different circand use them as examples

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  • Tina wilbur
  • 22-07-19

Incredibly informative

If you have anger issues and don't know why, or can't control them, then this book is for you. With this book I've learned ways and techniques to help save my marriage.

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  • ST
  • 17-02-19

Works for Millennials too...

As a 30yo woman- I did not expect to benefit from this book. But the reviews are so good I got it. It was so honest, that my first go Ingot mad, deleted it, returned it, gave it a bad review. Then re bought it and actually read it all. It’s a great book, sometimes we (I) need a more contemporary bridge to get to stoicism or Buddhist loving kindness practices- this book was that for me. Additionally as a teacher I feel more prepped to help my students. Great book, it covers this I didn’t expect, and labels resentment, or not accepting change/letting go as culprits.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-20

made me rage i bought it

struggled and didn't finish. reads like a dictionary. no help at all. oh just say a few words to feel better. what the hell. if I needed a book called a guide to explosive rage then i need more than a few fun sayings or stories of examples. ugh . sucked

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  • Zami
  • 16-10-19

Best book I ever read.

This book really touched every single situation of mine and has helped me to understand my uncontrolled anger. Now I have a more clear picture of where all my phobias come from and how they turn into deep rooted scars that only show up with anger!! Please read it if you have an anger problem, bad tempered or rage episodes. It will help you

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  • bensahli hakima
  • 23-05-19

Amazing book

An Amazing book that helped me understand about rage and how to prevent it. I recommend it truly.

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  • us
  • 10-04-19

Good Book, Good Narration

Good narrator. Definitely going to help me get myself under control. I feel this book will help others into deciding to controlling their rage.

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  • OYYL
  • 25-12-17

informative and helpful

Eye opening. Simply written. Easy to follow. Must read for those who have the problem of rage and for those who around them. Highly recommend for educators who deal with students experiencing rages.

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