Outsmarting Anger by Joseph Shrand
7 Strategies for Defusing Our Most Dangerous Emotion

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Surefire strategies for transforming anger in yourself and others In this must-have resource, Dr. Joseph Shrand offers seven innovative yet remarkably uncomplicated strategies to help turn powerful anger impulses into positive, success-oriented actions. These brain-based techniques teach you how to recognize the many forms of anger we all experience, and how to tap into your brain's very own anger absorption zone the prefrontal cortex. Dr. Shrand also explores the ways these techniques can be used to harness the anger of others. When we learn to recognize and defuse the anger response of any individual, we improve our chances for success in every aspect of life.Explains how the power of anger can be turned into much more productive behaviorsOutlines 7 simple strategies for outsmarting the lizard brain and the primitive limbic systemPublished in partnership with Harvard Health publications, a division of Harvard Medical School

Outsmarting Anger helps you manage and decrease not only your own anger, but the anger of people around you so everyone can be more successful.


About Joseph Shrand

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Dr. Joseph Shrand is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), a brand new intervention unit for at-risk teens which is part of the highly respected High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, MA. Dr. Shrand is triple Board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Currently he also teaches psychiatry residents-in-training as a member of the Brockton VA staff, and has been an Assistant Child Psychiatrist on the medical staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shrand has served as Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent outpatient program at McLean Hospital, has run several inpatient psychiatric units, and was until recently the Medical Director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for High Point Treatment Centers in Plymouth. He is also the Medical Director of Road to Responsibility, a community based program that tends to adults with significant developmental disability and serves on various Boards involved in national mental health issues as well as global fair-trade concerns.He helped to design the Independence Academy, the first sober high school on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and currently sits on the Steering Committee.
Published February 26, 2013 by Jossey-Bass. 257 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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An experienced practicing psychiatrist, Shrand (psychiatry, Harvard Medical Sch.) offers a simple strategy for dealing with everyday anger. He and journalist Devine argue that envy and suspicion, which lead to anger and aggression, are impulsive feelings generated by primitive limbic brain region...

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