Both of my parents repressed their anger. They were like two simmering volcanoes ready to blow at any moment. They treated each other, and me, with the kind of pervasive abuse that is harder to see than hitting. I too, eventually developed this unhealthy, passive-aggressive way of getting my feelings out.
By the time I got married, I was totally cut off from my feelings. I intellectualized my experiences. One day in group therapy, a man made a remark that triggered my repressed anger. I stood up, started screaming, and began swinging my purse around in the air. I had become the erupting volcano. I totally lost control.
After this event I felt noticeably lighter, freer. I sensed that there was value for me, and for others, in tapping into anger, getting it moving through us, and then releasing it.
I discovered that anger, it turned out, wasn’t a bad thing. Rather, it was the key to emotional freedom!
When I first became a therapist, there was very little information about dealing with anger – either the client’s or our own. Then, as strategies did begin to emerge – I found that they didn’t really work. Frustrated and wanting more for my clients, I set out to discover what was missing. I wanted to know what more needed to be done to help people truly heal.
After years of trial and error working with thousands of clients, I finally found the answer. I call it Mindful Anger.
The 5-step program for processing and releasing anger is based on mindfulness and has delivered healing for my clients, with an amazing 80% success rate in my practice. I will walk you step by step through the cutting edge strategies and comprehensive transformational process that can bring life-changing wisdom to patients of all types – attachment wounds, abuse and trauma. Find out how to use anger as a key to unlocking your patients’ past and present, moving them to greater self-awareness and emotional release, empowering them to make lasting change. Walk away with simple exercises, assessments and tools that you can use to engage your clients in the mindful anger process.
Hope to see you there!
Andrea Brandt, PhD
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Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica, California. Andrea brings over 35 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy, and anger management classes.
Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women's issues.
In her workshops, patient sessions, and presentations, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical, and emotional wellness.
Upon pioneering a new approach to emotional healing, Dr. Brandt directed her attention to the study of anger management and conflict resolution. In her book 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness (W. W. Norton, 2013), Dr. Brandt examines strategies for overcoming a common yet debilitating response mechanism. In her second book, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom (W. W. Norton, 2014), Dr. Brandt explored methods to better understand and manage the powerful emotion of anger.
Financial: Dr. Andrea Brandt maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. and a speaking fee form Richstone Family Center. Dr. Brandt receives royalties as a published author. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Andrea Brandt is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, the Los Angeles Chapter of Emotional Focused Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.
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