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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Well Spring Pr (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971382409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971382404
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,090,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Puff gave solid, practical ways to deal with anger in our daily lives. -- Bob Clark - KXYL Radio, Texas

Dr. Puff's insight into human nature and his ability to move forward with our lives was useful to all. -- Dave and Donna Delaney - the Delaney Show on WOND Radio, Atlantic City

Dr. Puff's work is helping people move forward. He's giving them tools to improve their own lives. -- Julie Isphording - X-Star Radio Network

About the Author

Dr. Robert E. Puff, Jr., is a licensed psychologist and renowned expert on ANGER MANAGEMENT. He is a sought after business consultant, guest speaker, and radio/TV guest.

Dr. Puff received his first masters degree at Princeton, then went on to Fuller to earn his second masters degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Later he taught as an adjunct professor at Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology.

He maintains a private practice in Southern California. In his practice he works with adults, adolescents, and children as young as two years old. Dr. Puff teaches his clients to tap into and utilize their anger to manage stress and heal from traumatic experiences. He has been successfully helping individuals and families for over 15 years. Dr. Puff’s goal is to teach people around the world about Anger Work, so that they can use their anger to heal and not to hurt. He wants to spread the message that you can learn to be kind in all situations, even when your angry. If you do this you will enrich not only your own life, but the lives of those around you as well.


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Dr. Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, international speaker, marriage counselor, and life coach who has been successfully counseling individuals, families, organizations, and businesses for over twenty-five years.

A contributing writer to Psychology Today with a private practice in the Orange County area, he is recognized as one of California's leading therapists and mental health management experts. His approach to life and to therapy is holistic, encompassing thoughts, emotions, physical health, nutrition, and relationships. He teaches people to let go of their negative thinking patterns, manage their stress, heal from traumatic experiences, develop their spirituality, and succeed in life beyond their expectations.

Dr. Puff holds a master's degree from Princeton and a second master's degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller. He taught as an adjunct professor at Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology and has worked as staff psychologist at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Sepulveda V.A. Medical Hospital, La Puente Mental Health, and St. Jude's Medical Hospital.

Dr. Puff has given thousands of media interviews and frequently appears on national TV and radio talk shows. His books have been on the bestseller lists at Amazon.com. How to Live a Positive Life: The Art of Living Well, has been the #1 bestseller at iTunes books in the "Self-Improvement" category. He co-hosted the weekly international Web-TV program, The Holistic Success Show, which is viewed in over a 200 countries. He also hosts The Meditation for Health Podcast, with weekly lessons on meditation, and The Happiness Podcast.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Osamu I. on May 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Puff's book addresses the issues in life that keep us from reaching our full potential. ANGER WORK presents a straight forward message along the lines of Victor Frankl's MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING. In Dr. Puff's book, he clearly explains the relationship between what has happened in our past and its connection to the present. His recommendations for managing the stress in our lives revolve around activities that promote healing and health. Dr. Puff's focus on breaking the cycle of abusive behavior towards ourselves and others is particularly helpful for those who struggle with feelings of guilt and shame. The information presented gives simple, yet effective recommendations in dealing with the situations that make us angry. I highly recommend Dr. Puff's book for its practical approach.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I found this book helpful, and enjoyable to read, so much so that I read the whole thing is one sitting! The premise of this book is that the way to "express your anger and still be kind" is to work-out your anger on your own before communicating it to others. this way when you talk to others, they don't get blasted with the full force and intensity of your anger. We've all heard the advice "count to ten when you're angry." This book goes far beyond that and tells you what you REALLY need to know. Not only did Dr. Puff convince me that being passive aggressive or making rude comments ultimately hurts ME more than anyone else, but he also offered the hands-on "here's what to do" advice that I was looking for. I actually tried some of the suggestions, and was able to work through and let go of a long-standing grudge. I enjoyed reading the personal stories, especially the one about Bob in the section People Who Don't Feel Angry, But Have Issues From the Past. I love that quote: "Quick forgiveness is often false forgiveness, and false forgiveness can be detrimental to the health (both mental and physical) of the one who practices it. In that sense, false forgiveness can be worse than no forgiveness." I am an artist myself, so I found it refreshing to see some creative alternatives included with the more classic kick-boxing or punching bag methods. I highly recommend this book. It's good stuff and fast reading.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dina Zalisky on May 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book because it relates what kind of anger I went through growing up and I have learned to control it in a positive way and the book for sure was a good source!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Wallace VINE VOICE on April 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
Anger can be a complicated topic. Should we keep it bottled up or let it out? This book focuses on ways to express our anger without lashing out and hurting others. If anger is an issue for you knowing how to deal with that anger in a helpful way is very important. This book helps with learning how to cope and express anger.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Cohen on March 20, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm a therapist and find that there are some very good insights in this book. Dr. Puff wrote, " I agree that forgiveness is an important part of the journey to emotional and spiritual wholeness. However, quick forgiveness is often false forgiveness and false forgiveness can be detrimental to the health (both mental and physical) of the one who practices it." As a counselor, I know that working through the negative emotions is the true way to be released from them and appreciate his discussion of this. Dr. Puff goes into how to purify and get beyond the anger in a genuine way so that it is truly healed rather than repressed or masked.

The section, "Things People Do Instead of Being Angry" is quite illuminating. Dr. Puff also goes into some of the negative relationship choices that people make when they haven't worked through their underlying emotions. This is important to look at as well since one can connect to others for the wrong reasons and stay stuck in the past.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leisa L. Wells on May 27, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I`'ve always had a temper and thought expressing anger was wrong. What I was doing wrong was taking out my anger on myself and others-both things Dr. Puff says not to do. I will definitely work on this.
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