By Sue Parker Hall
Anger, Rage and dating offers a appreciably new strategy to comprehend and paintings with anger and rage concerns. Taking a relational method of anger and rage, the publication provides a good view of human nature, supported by means of fresh study findings and illustrated with case experiences, with members depended on to be basically pro-social. instead of selling suggestions and strategies for removing anger, Sue Parker corridor, places ahead an technique which seeks not to simply paintings with, yet to tell apart among, anger and rage. Anger and rage are built as solely assorted phenomena, originating at varied developmental phases, having diverse features and relational wishes and requiring assorted facets of dating within the healing procedure. additional components of dialogue comprise: the positive factors of anger practitioner safeguard the healing implications of operating with either anger and rage This booklet will offer beneficial interpreting for practitioners facing anger and rage within the healing environment, in addition to being of serious curiosity to all counsellors and therapists within the comparable box.
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I offer case examples of two clients who, as adults, used their anger to effect their individuation process which had been thwarted in their childhood and young adulthood. Further case examples show how anger is used for physical protection of ‘reasonable force’, to step out of the victim role in personal relationships, to manage verbal abuse and in upholding time boundaries. This chapter challenges negative beliefs that anger is ‘bad’, encourages the healthy expression of it and argues quite simply that anything that looks like anger that is not constructive and respectful is not anger but rage (see Chapter 7).
I assert that helpers whose practice is informed by a negative view of humanity or who are influenced by ‘trauma-related rage’ engage in forms of help that are rescuing or persecutory in nature and which I refer to as ‘pseudo-helping’. I describe the qualities of a person who is free of trauma-related rage and who exercises adult rage; I offer a range of examples of communal and individual activism which are efforts to uphold the rights of others and to improve their world. I discuss the writing and actions of bel hooks, a black American feminist, who uses her adult rage to challenge racism and sexism, and I discuss the work of documentary director and producer, Michael Moore, who uses a montage of visual and linguistic devices to dispute the dominant versions of truth that are propagated by powerful groups including the American government, corporations and multinationals.
These differences are expressed in polarised political systems in Britain and America, each with only two main parties. Divisive ideologies circulate that value some social groups highly and render others unimportant; they engender a climate where differences – often a single aspect of identity such as gender, sexuality, age, religion or ethnic origin – are difficult to tolerate. Freud (1928) identified a ‘prevalence of shallow optimism’ in America, which I call an ‘ideology of cheerfulness’, that is still relevant today and also permeates British culture.