6 hr 4 min seminar on DVD
A message from Dr. Andrea Brandt
Both of my parents repressed their anger. They were like two simmering volcanoes ready to blow at any moment. They treated each other, and me with the kind of pervasive abuse that is harder to see than hitting. I too, eventually developed this unhealthy, passive-aggressive ways of getting my feelings out.
By the time I got married, I was totally cut off from my feelings. I intellectualized my experiences. One day in therapy, a man made a remark that triggered my repressed anger. I stood up, started screaming, and began swinging my purse around in the air. I had become the erupting volcano. I totally lost control.
After this event I felt noticeably lighter, freer. I sensed that there was value for me, and for others, in tapping into anger, getting it moving through us, and then releasing it.
I discovered that anger, it turned out, wasn’t a bad thing. Rather, it was the key to emotional freedom!
When I first became a therapist, there was very little information about dealing with anger— either the client’s or our own. Then, as strategies did begin to emerge—I found that they didn’t really work. Frustrated and wanting more for my clients, I set out to discover what was missing. I wanted to know what more needed to be done to help people truly heal.
After years of trial and error working with thousands of clients, I finally found the answer. I call it Mindful Anger.
This proven 5-step program for processing and releasing anger is based on mindfulness and has delivered healing for client after client, with an amazing 80% success rate. I will walk you step by step through the cutting edge strategies and comprehensive transformational process that can bring life-changing wisdom to patients of all types – attachment wounds, abuse and trauma. Find out how to use anger as a key to unlocking your patients’ past and present, moving them to greater self-awareness and emotional release, empowering them to make lasting change. Walk away with a simple exercises, assessments and tools that you can use to engage your clients in the mindful anger process.
Andrea Brandt, PhD
Explain how the application of mindfulness can create breakthroughs for clients with any anger style. Explore techniques of mindfulness and body awareness that help clients to read their physical, mental, and emotional cues to anger. Discover the secret mechanism within the chain reaction of anger that provides the antidote to impulsivity. Implement 5 powerful steps that can reveal old wounds and move clients toward healing and forgiveness, improved relationships and self-esteem. Recognize the severe challenges of passive-aggressiveness and learn key tools for helping clients to eliminate this unhealthy pattern of coping with anger. Enhance your ability to effectively handle anger—both your clients’ and your own—in the therapeutic setting.
The Truth About Anger
Costs of Un-mindful Anger
A New, Expansive Approach to Dealing with Anger, and Trauma
Processing Anger: Why Anger In Must Become Anger Out
Benefits of Mindful Anger: How This Volatile Emotion Heals
Purposes of Anger
Emotional Mindfulness & Body Awareness Skills
Leverage the Power of Mindfulness
Use Emotional Mindfulness to Get in Touch with Our Inner World
Distinguish Sensations from Emotions
Transmute Anger into Emotional Wisdom
Overcome Common Obstacles to Mindfulness
The Anatomy of Anger
Predominant Anger Styles
Common Triggers to Anger
The Impulse That Precedes the Emotion
Physical, Mental and Emotional Anger Cues
The Antidote to Impulsivity
Faulty Beliefs and Unrealistic Expectation
Strategies for Handling Anger in the Therapeutic Setting
The Discomfort of Anger: Help Clients Stay in the Window of Tolerance
Monitor the Client’s Physiology: Tracking the Body
Facilitate Affect Regulation
Mobilize Client Resources to Meet the Discomfort of Change
Stay within Your Own Window of Tolerance
Beneath Anger: Five Steps to Uncovering and Healing Childhood Wounds
How Attachment-Related Issues Lead to Anger
Step 1: Access Anger through Breathwork
Step 2: Discover Old Wounds
Step 3: Mobilize Energy through Telling the “Story”
Step 4: Provide the Missing Experience
Step 5: Perform an Emotional Release
Mindful Anger Strategies to Improve Relationships and Self-Esteem
Develop Resilience through Self-Compassion and Gratitude
Replace Reactivity with Empathy
Transmute Conflict through Compassionate Assertiveness
About the Speaker:
Dr. Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, brings over 30 years of clinical experience to her work as a renowned psychotherapist, speaker, and author. A pioneer in the field of treating anger issues, she also works with a full range of emotional concerns: trauma, anxiety, aggression, aging, workplace dynamics, women’s issues, and relationships. Her wisdom, warmth, and humor have made her a frequently featured media expert, appearing on numerous television and radio shows and interviewed in the Los Angeles Times, ehow.com,, Parenting Magazine, and Huffington Post.. She is also the author of Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Healing (W.W. Norton, 2014) and 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness (W.W. Norton, 2013). For additional information, visit www.abrandtherapy.com
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