Mitch R. Abblett, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and executive director of The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non profit focusing on education and training at the intersection of mindfulness and treatment. For over a decade, he was clinical director of the Manville School, a Harvard-affiliated therapeutic day school program in Boston, MA, serving children with emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. He maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice (www.drmitchabblett.com), and writes about mindfulness, professional development and family mental health. His books include The Heat of the Moment in Treatment for clinicians, Mindfulness for Teen Depression (co-authored with Chris Willard, PsyD), and the upcoming Overcoming the Five Hindrances to Awakened Living. He also co-authored the child/family friendly practice aid Growing Mindful, as well as additional mindfulness-related card decks. He conducts national and international trainings regarding mindfulness and its applications.
We all get mad sometimes, and often we beat ourselves up for it afterwards. In his welcome new book, Abblett takes the pathology out of anger, normalizes it, and offers suggestions for ways to transform anger and use it for the benefit of others and also ourselves. --Susan Kaiser Greenland, cofounder of the Inner Kids foundation, and author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child --Susan Kaiser Greenland You don't want anger running your life any more than you want your parents running it for you. Easy to read, useful, and honest, Mitch Abblett will show you why getting angry is normal, but that how you use your anger is up to you. --Mark Bertin, MD, author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD and How Children Thrive --Mark Bertin, MD