MINDFULNESS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT
Dr. Stephen Dansiger
• DESCRIPTION •
For over 25 years, I have been facilitating groups, coaching individuals and providing therapy for issues related to anger management. It started with my sobriety and personal mindfulness practice leading me to investigate my own anger. That was followed by becoming a high school English teacher, a conflict resolution specialist, a school administrator, and then for many years a trainer on issues related to anger, conflict and diversity. When I entered the treatment world as a professional is 2002, I started by running anger management groups. With all that behind me, I have finally sat down and written a book that describes the mindfulness based anger management approach I have been teaching, facilitating and living all these years.
Mindfulness for Anger Management will be coming out on Althea Press in November 2018. It is a workbook that you can use on your own or work on together with a partner or group. It can be helpful to those of you who are looking at their anger management to improve your health or quality of life, or looking at it because it has become a critical issue in your life. Mindfulness practice shows us that besides anger being one of the three poisons, it is also a powerful energy that when harnessed properly can help us to live strong, happy, compassionate lives while maintaining healthy boundaries. It honors the role of trauma in creating anger, and it honors the continuum of anger, acknowledging that we are not only talking about rage. And it honors that we are not always talking about acting out on anger, often we are looking at the “acting in” of it. My hope is that this workbook can provide guidance that will manifest as self-guidance toward a life of loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.