Release from anger

Practical help for controlling unreasonable rage

by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell


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Are you struggling with anger outbursts or excessive rage – either your own, or someone else’s? If so, you are not alone. Aggression, both verbal and physical, is on the increase in our society. Shedding light on this situation, Release from Anger explodes some common myths and gives you effective strategies to curb it. It reveals important facts about the causes, effects, triggers and behaviour patterns of anger and aggression, and explains the difference between healthy anger – a natural survival strategy – and destructive anger.

Release from Anger is also packed with clear advice and practical examples of how to deal with inappropriate anger, whether yours or someone else’s. It explains what happens, both mentally and physiologically, when anger suddenly erupts, looks at anger as an addiction and explains the reasons behind many compulsive outbursts. It also shows you how effective communication skills, verbal and nonverbal, can unlock the trance-like state of anger and defuse aggression in even potentially violent situations.

Vital information that could save your life

  • Why anger is essential for survival and what it does to our bodies
  • How excessive anger can affect our physical and mental health
  • How to avoid the common triggers for anger
  • Why venting angry feelings will not make anger go away but is actually more likely to increase it
  • How to predict anger outbursts in yourself and others
  • The connection between anger and depression, and anger and trauma
  • Why talking about angry feelings rarely helps, especially for men
  • The importance of effective communication skills
  • How to use your body language to reduce the emotional temperature of a situation.

  • Format: Paperback (247pp)
  • ISBN: 1-899398-07-4

About the author(s)

Joe GriffinJoe Griffin is a social psychologist with graduate and postgraduate degrees from the LSE. He has had many years experience both in psychotherapeutic practice and in training psychotherapists.

Scientific reviewers around the world have described his research on dreaming with such phrases as, “The bridge between neurophysiology and psychology... rigorously scientific... an important milestone... moves our understanding on significantly... a watershed in our exploration of the evolution of mental processes... a major key to the nature of all psychic states.” He is co-author with Ivan Tyrrell of five landmark monographs about advances in psychological interventions for emotional disturbances and numerous best-selling books, including How to lift, Freedom from Addiction and Why we dream: the definitive answer.

Joe has two daughters and lives with his wife, Liz, in a small medieval town by the river Barrow in rural Ireland.

Ivan TyrrellIvan Tyrrell's interest in psychology stems from a childhood experience of undergoing surgery under hypnosis. For twenty years he studied the comparative effectiveness of psychotherapy and counselling models, linking this to what science is discovering about the brain and mind/body/mood connections. As Editorial Director of the Human Givens Journal he has collaborated on many major articles with a variety of distinguished clinicians, writers and other individuals with a focus on psychology, social issues and mental health.

Ivan worked for many years as a psychotherapist and lecturer and is now director of Human Givens College. He founded the Human Givens Institute. He has one son and three daughters and lives with his wife, Véronique, in the Cotswold countryside.


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very clear and helpful

great book, has really helped me


Aug 1st, 2018