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Rage provides helpful insights into an unpredictable emotion. This book on sudden attacks or fits of rage, first published in German in 2007, takes us on a multi-layered, interesting journey through the cultural history and social psychology of this unpredictable emotion. It gives answers to the questions: Where does rage come from? How does rage manifest itself? And what can we do about it? It outlines the various perspectives of perpetrators and victims, exploring their social and cultural context. Moving case studies provide numerous helpful hints and insights for understanding rage. This second, revised edition features a more diverse and multifaceted range of sources, which offer answers to this unpredictable emotion from the world of psychotherapy. The author points out the potential in therapeutic aspects of self-empowerment which, with regular practice, can be applied to our everyday lives. A book for those personally affected, their loved ones, and for people in the caring professions.
Inside: Causes and reasoning - Triggers, cultural, religious and socio-psychological aspects - Psychotherapy, insight and education
About the author: Theodor Itten (*1952) is a Clinical Psychologist MBPsS, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP. He was educated at Middlesex University London and The City University London. He was President of the Swiss Psychotherapeutic Association ASP from 2008 to 2011. His publications include: The New Politics of Experience and The Bitter Herbs (2014), with Ron Roberts; The Art of Silence and Human Behaviour: Interdisciplinary perspective (2020), translated from Schweigen (2018), by Ruth Martin; Francis Huxley and the Human Condition: Anthropology, Ancestry and Knowledge (2020), with Ron Roberts.
Theodor lives as a freelance psychotherapist and author in Hamburg. www.ittentheodor.ch