"Brandt uses a warm and friendly tone and speaks from experience. The tools provided allow clients to slow down and understand their anger in order to deal with it in a healthy manner. This will lead to improvement in many other aspects of the reader's life." "Andrea Brandt's new book...grabs your emotional attention-your gut-from the opening pages... This book will surely be found most helpful by a general educated public, but it would also provide a good text for budding specialists in the psychological professions, as yet ungrounded in Eastern practices." "[Filled with insights on myths surrounding anger's origins and arguments on breaking old habits and handling false perceptions about anger. Psychology collections will find this a key acquisition." "This user-friendly and vital guide to understanding the gift of anger skillfully demonstrates how to transform its often misunderstood and destructive energy into a positive force to achieve our most cherished life goals. By learning how to figure out the source of our anger, its effects on us, and the urgent message it is trying to convey, we can thoughtfully and mindfully use it to change our lives, our relationships, and our world. A must-read!" -- Constance Kaplan, Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant "In Mindful Anger, Andrea Brandt pulls back the curtain surrounding this long misunderstood emotion and shows us-with great wisdom, heart, and a healthy dose of humor-not only how to manage this powerful feeling but how to reap its many benefits as well. Drawing on both her personal experience and her years of helping others as a therapist, Dr. Brandt combines the skills of mindfulness with a series of practical strategies to support and guide readers in the experience of processing, releasing, and resolving anger. This book offers readers the help they need to make anger their friend." -- Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, psychologist; author of Living Like You Mean It
About the Author
Andrea Brandt, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and children. She is a sought-after television and radio show guest and lives in Santa Monica, California.