Harbin and Associates

Beyond Anger A Guide For Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life

Free of fancy doctor talk and complicated theories, Beyond Anger talks to men in everyday language and provides a wealth of important resources. It is an invaluable guide for the many men struggling to come to terms with their inner battles and to take positive action, and for everyone who has an angry man in their lives.

It's not a new idea that men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Years of research have shown that men - for many different and complex reasons - are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Now Beyond Anger shows the angry - and miserable - man how to change his life and relationships for the better.

Beyond Anger helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends and co-workers. He offers simple exercises - developed especially for men - that will help men to control their violent feelings, identify when and why they get angry, and to form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives.

Beyond Anger is:

  1. Honest - Dr. Harbin has had to come to terms with his own anger problems, so he understands exactly what angry men are going through.
  2. Tough - This book doesn't let anyone off the hook. It demands that angry men learn.
  3. Real - The book includes stories of angry men who have learned to recognize their problems and use the book's techniques successfully.
Book Reviews
Hawai'i Psychologist
I highly recommend Thomas J. Harbin’s “Beyond Anger: A Guide For Men” as a reading reference for the angry male patient. Harbin, a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of angry men, has written a clear and direct self-help book aimed at the treatment of male anger. With simple, straight talk, Harbin discusses the signs and symptoms of clinically significant anger, explains the various factors contributing to male anger, and provides multiple approaches, strategies and suggestions to reduce anger problems.
Forward Magazine
Anger and dreaming have this in common: everybody has both, but subjective awareness runs the gamut from being oblivious to being overwhelmed. Those who find the happy medium can process what goes on inside and make good use of it, or just put it aside if they choose. Psychologist Harbin effectively brings the reader to this happy medium. He speaks from experience, and he writes well.
Confronting the Beast Within
I was on a promised trip to the mall with my daughter soon after I completed reading Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men by Thomas J. Harbin, Ph.D. I was browsing near the front of the book store while she was ensconced in the children’s section at the rear when a loud argument erupted immediately outside the store. The argument was between what appeared to be a teenage daughter and her father, though he was clearly the more vocal of the two. His anger was rapidly escalating. The volume of his voice was increasing each second, and his frequent profanities were becoming more threatening.