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How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining
Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance,
and Your Relationships

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Join us Thursday, March 31st at 9:00 PM (ET) when
Laura Petracek, Ph.D., LCSW  , assistant professor of clinical psychology
at National University in Sacramento, CA.
discusses her latest book, The Anger Workbook for Women.

FREE copies of
The Anger Workbook for Women
will be given away at the chat.

Laura Petracek, Ph.D., LCSW, is assistant professor of clinical psychology at National University in Sacramento, CA. She maintains a private practice in San Francisco. Dr. Petracek's new book, The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships. This workbook addresses the unique concerns of women with anger problems.

Dr. Petracek says, "Rigid social patterning conditions many women to stifle or deny their anger, and this repression can cause a range of other psychological problems. Others experience violent, outwardly focused anger." Whichever pattern your anger follows, this book provides a powerful set of anger management tools. Cognitive behavioral and attitude adjustment exercises help you limit the power of anger-triggering situations. Worksheets and assessments guide you in an examination of family-of-origin issues that might contribute to your problems with anger. Sections of the workbook explore the connection between anger and substance abuse, mood disorders, and spirituality, as well as the issue of domestic violence.

Thursday, Mar. 31st at 9 PM (ET) in
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Read the transcript here

Anger Management
by Laura Petracek, Ph.D., LCSW

Anger Management
  • The Cycle of Violence

  1. Tension Phase:
    • May last for weeks or months
    • Stress builds during this stage
    • Communication breaks down
    • Victim senses growing danger, tries to avoid abuse
    • "Minor" violence/abuse occurs
    • Incidents occur more often
    • Intensity increases
    • Batterer denies, minimizes, blames external factors
    • Batterer hopes "somehow" things will change
  2. Crisis Phase:
    • May last 2-24 hours, or a few days
    • Anxiety extremely high
    • Major, controlled violence occurs
    • Explosive, acute, unpredictable
    • May be serious injuries, death
    • Abuser blames victim
    • Victim adapts in order to survive
    • Victim may believe escape is futile
    • Victim may escape, returns when crisis is over
    • Abuser may isolate victim, physically and emotionally
  3. Calm Phase:
    • May last for days or weeks
    • Whole family in shock at first
    • Abuser continues to justify abuse and blame victim
    • Abuser may be remorseful, seeking forgiveness
    • Abuser may never explain violence - abuse temporarily ceases
    • All are relieved crisis is past
    • Victim worn down, accepts promises if offered
    • Children become caretakers to "keep the peace," or survive
    • Victim wants to believe the violence won't recur
    • Survival via negotiation

Abuse Continuum
The program uses the following definitions in our classes:
  • Anger: an emotional reaction or response
  • Abuse: words or actions used to hurt, control or dominate others
  • Rage: a potentially destructive expression of suppressed anger
Evaluate the motive you have for expressing anger or rage. You may think you are expressing anger when, in fact, you are attempting to control or change another person.

What is Abuse?

Abuse usually begins as emotional abuse. By that we mean we attempt to change or control others through the use of words or actions that are not physically damaging. When that form of abuse begins to lose its effectiveness, we attempt to change or control others through physical means. Usually, the physical abuse begins, as did the emotional, in a small way and increases over time. Sexual abuse, like the other forms of abuse, begins in a small way and increases over time into a larger problem.

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