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Cognitive Humanistic Therapy describes a new approach to psychotherapy and self-development, based on an understanding of what it means to be “fully human.” In a unique integration of theory and practice, the book synthesises ideas from the cognitive and humanistic domains of psychotherapy and the religious worlds of Buddhism and Christianity.
Chapter Ten: Curbing Anger and Aversion
Curbing Anger and Aversion
Curbing anger or hostility and aversion or dislike is a problem not just for clients but for therapists in their own lives and for people in general. Dealing with destructive emotions and communications requires a two-pronged approach: curbing the bad and cultivating the good. In addition to curbing unskilful mental states and communications associated with anger and aversion, another approach to lessening their power is to cultivate skilful ones. Hence the following chapters on cultivating goodwill, sympathetic joy, gratitude, compassion, generosity, helping and service are highly relevant to anger and aversion. However, clients, therapists and others should beware of what might be termed the psychological bypass -focusing mainly on higher and more elevated forms of personal functioning and ...