- Paperback: 217 pages
- Publisher: Sacred Spaces Pr (August 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0975425803
- ISBN-13: 978-0975425800
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,527,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible Paperback – August, 2004
From Publishers Weekly
How to tell the difference between rage and plain, everyday anger? Anger, explains King, a life coach and management consultant, is primarily associated with a current injustice or disappointment. Rage, on the other hand, is accumulated anger from past traumas that is locked in our bodies and minds. Or as they say in 12-step programs: If it's hysterical, it's historical. This is essentially a workbook to unlock that childhood trauma. It includes ways to understand how rage can mask itself (dominance, depression, etc.), questions to locate the rage and exercises to help process it. The book may be a valuable first step in recognizing unprocessed childhood trauma, especially for women. King speaks with insight and empathy about her own rage, rooted in a harsh childhood in South-Central L.A., and the experiences of others. And the exercises, while not new (journaling, imagining an inner rage child), can perhaps help some readers become more aware of the triggers that ignite their rage. Some women might be well advised to seek professional help, too, but King offers a starting place for women whose lives are being distorted by unrecognized rage. (Aug. 2)
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A wonderful resource. Engaging, clear and generous. Therapists will want to pass this compassionate, non-pathologizing book on to clients. -- Sue N. Elkind, Ph.D., author of Resolving Impasses in Therapeutic Relationships, CA
INSIGHTFUL! This book is a masterpiece, a fresh take on living, learning and loving. You've broken new ground. -- Monica L. Wells, Ph.D. Student, American University, DC
Insightful and life giving. King treats us to a buffet of exercises that strengthen our personal relationship with rage. -- Suzanne Stevens, Founder, Hope Springs Women's Retreat Center, Peebles, Ohio
King has articulated the traps of a raging heart and offers the skillful means for liberation. This is revolutionary work. -- Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author and co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA
This book provides methods for transforming vital energies into positive, creative life-enhancing endeavors for individuals and societies. It's Good News! -- Cecile McHardy, Anthropologist & Radcliffe Institute Fellow, Harvard University
Top Customer Reviews
From reading the book, I found that my upbringing and experiences were similar to the author's in some degree. I experienced a strong resonance while I was reading the book and listening to her CD. I found she spoke for me.
As a mostly devotion type personality, I was inspired from her book and CD to learn the teachings of self-care, and self forgiveness. Without healing my rage how could forgiveness happen truthfully? After I came to the North America, I took some workshops. I gained a lot of new perspectives from the new teachings and felt more confidence about myself. But I still felt that there was something missing in them (I couldn't figure it out in the time). Everybody knew how to talk about compassion but no one is encouraged to face their rage.
Perhaps most importantly I learned to "forgive myself for not being able to change my past, but also for not being able to accept it". I found it really took very small steps to "move from resentment rage to a more balanced truth". My karma with my mother became more gentle, although I am still provoked by her ignorance sometimes. Ms. King's book was a great help to me and I don't know how to express my gratitude to her. Thank you!
I have tried, unsuccessfully, many times to connect to a counselor or therapist. Ruth is the first person I've found that is able to help me, profoundly, in a 1-hour coaching session. Call her a coach or don't, it doesn't matter, she is the real deal, and I'm a better person for having come across Ruth and her work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book and was just what I was looking for. Great price, too!Published 17 months ago by Shirl R
Invaluable information on learning and honoring the anger and rage inside we so often suppress. One of the best books I have read on the subject.Published on July 20, 2014 by Kindle Customer
This book changed my life, is STILL changing my life. The insights to be gained from reading--no, WORKING--this book are better than can be accomplished from many visits with a... Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by S. Wells
I love this book! This book is very easy to understand. It explained a lot of things that I wasn't aware of. Transforming my life.Published on March 3, 2014 by Yolanda Wyatt
Is starting out good and I can see things that reach me as a reader. I would recommend it to someone.Published on September 20, 2013 by Joan R
I have rage issues and my therapist thought that "healing rage" could enlighten me a little. This book has enlightened me a lot. Ruth King understands the word RAGE!!!!Published on August 19, 2013 by Rhonda Dawson
This book has helped me in so many ways. I honestly think that every person needs to read this and discover the unknown.Published on May 7, 2013 by maegan curry
This book changed my life....Ruth King is a genius in helping the female psyche resolve rage issues.....the book has help mend a long line of rage-endowed women in my family... Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Pamela
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