Dr. Ray Guarendi. Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Paperback $17.95. Ebook $9.99. Available from the publisher.
In his insightful new book, Dr. Ray Guarendi explains how to cope with anger and coexist peacefully. Although we live in a time when venting and violence are rampant, he conveys practical solutions to manage frustrations and avoid rage.
Dr. Guarendi relates professional and personal experiences in assessing anger. He states that “we’ve over-psychologized anger,” by labelling people with issues. Although we can’t control another person’s words or actions, Dr. Guarendi emphasizes, we can control our approach and reactions to them.
Readers will learn how anger isn’t solely an emotion, but a thought. They will receive valuable tips on how to control your thoughts and your words to avoid personalization and lashing out at others.
In fact, he wrote this book because of anger’s destructive power and our need to control it in order to attain inner peace.
Delving into familial conflicts, Dr. Guarendi shares methods on learning to live harmoniously.
This book offers techniques on acting or reacting in situations that frustrate us. For instance, it presents better ways to act (or react) to rebellious teens or three-year-olds, along with irritating behaviors of spouses, parents, or coworkers.
Doug Keck, EWTN Bookmark host, enthuses that Living Calm, “makes it easy for moms and dads to be smarter in dealing with children’s tantrums and bad moods, by taking a close look at family life and discipline.” Readers may watch Bookmark Brief for a sneak preview of the book.
Most significantly, readers will discover how to live in imitation of Christ and find peace in an ever-changing world. Without faith, “it is very hard to grow,” notes Dr. Guarendi.
A popular author, Dr. Guarendi has authored numerous books, including Adoption: Should You, Could You, and Then What?, Thinking Like Jesus, Raising Upright Kids, and Jesus the Master Psychologist, available from Sophia Press.
Members of the media may send an email to Sophia Institute Press’ Director of Publicity, Sarah Lemieux at slemieux@SophiaInstitute.com to receive a physical or digital copy of Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration, and/or to schedule an interview with Dr. Guarendi.