READ THE FOREWORD – Fourth Edition, 2016
The Anger Management Institute’s resources are based on the seminars Lynette Hoy began presenting in 1998 to groups and counselors. Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V, and Ted Griffin, Editor/writer, co-authored all four editions of What’s Good About Anger? The premise of the books, DVDs and courses demonstrate that anger – though often destructive – is a normal emotion and energy which can be transformed into effective behaviors achieving healthy personal and relationship goals. The new 2016 Fourth edition expands on emotional intelligence, the physiology of anger, art of apology and when to take a break.
Fourth Edition, Foreword
What’s Good About Anger? keeps getting better and better. It has always been about the transformation of destructive anger into something much more positive. With the addition of a new Emotional Intelligence chapter it has become even more helpful to those of us who suffer from never having been exposed to a healthy way to approach our angry emotions.
Suffering from anger management problems can frequently be a very discouraging plight. For example, one of the difficulties with mis-managed anger is that there is always something that triggers it, but when we are ineffective in managing our anger, we become the unacceptable focus of disdain…and the issue that generated it all often gets lost. It can sometimes seem rather hopeless. How can we move from a psychic reaction which is seemingly life robbing and destructive to a method of responding to our feelings of anger that is more life giving?
Lynette Hoy and Ted Griffin have created an anger management program which places an emphasis on hope. The What’s Good About Anger program successfully shifts the hopeless approach focusing on experiences and expressions of anger as “bad,” to a method that says “let’s learn how to use the benefits of anger for productive purposes.” So it is through the modeling of an empathic approach to anger problems that allows participants to actually experience “empathy” and find new hope to grow and to develop higher levels of consciousness.
This new edition offers practical solutions to anger problems in the form of helpful skills, concepts, and techniques to help anyone deal with anger more effectively. The program increases awareness of emotions and discusses emotional intelligence in a positive way. Lynette Hoy has touched all the bases of state-of-the-art anger management solutions doing so in both a scientific and spiritually sensitive manner.
You are in good hands here and as you take this program seriously you will find the benefits of decreased stress, shame, distorted thinking, and also a lessening of anger itself. You will discover the hope that you have “a moment” to make a choice between either destructive “punishing” or creative problem solving. We can grow! We can develop to higher levels of consciousness.
Rich Pfeiffer –
Richard Pfeiffer, MDiv, PhD, is the President of the Board of Directors for NAMA, the National Anger Management Association and the Director/Founder of Growth Central, and the author of eight Real Solution Workbooks.
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