Listen up! Are you or someone you care about plagued by intense fits of anger? We're talking about those unpredictable rages that have the power to destroy relationships, careers, and even property. Well, you'll be relieved to know that you aren't alone in this struggle. In fact, researchers estimate that a whopping 7 percent of Americans may experience intermittent explosive disorder (IED) at some point in their lives. This disorder is characterized by recurring bouts of extreme anger. And trust me, there are millions more out there who may not have the disorder but still find themselves grappling with destructive outbursts.
But fear not, my fellow listeners, because there is help! Good ol' Ronald Potter-Efron, renowned anger expert, is here to rescue us from this fiery madness. And boy, does he deliver! In this audiobook, he breaks down rage into four distinct types, starting with survival rage. This breed of anger arises when we feel threatened or in danger. Then we have impotence rage, which rears its ugly head when we experience helplessness. Next up is abandonment rage, which stems from our deep-seated fear of losing someone dear to us. And finally, we have shame rage, where feelings of disrespect trigger an explosive response.
Now, before we delve deeper into the nitty-gritty, let's take a quick look at how our brains function during these moments of extreme emotion. It's fascinating stuff, I tell you! But don't worry, we won't dwell on that for too long because we've got important work to do here. Potter-Efron does what he does best and lays down the law. He firmly places the burden of control on the angry individual, with no room for finger-pointing or dwelling on the reasons behind these outbursts. Instead, he offers us a straightforward and step-by-step anger management arsenal that really packs a punch.
So, my dear listeners, if you're tired of letting rage rule your life, then it's time to take action. This audiobook is your trusty guide, equipping you with the tools you need to tackle your anger head-on. It's time to break free from this destructive cycle. Your journey to a calmer and more controlled existence starts now! Get ready to face your rage and emerge victorious.