How can we begin to consciously recognize and manage the beast of anger within? Can we trace its origins, tame its wildness, and eliminate the destruction it causes to our lives and relationships?
In the first part of this workshop, Newton Hightower will explore the cost of disowned, uncontained anger, for the angry person as well as for anger’s victims. Using film clips and drawing on his clinical and personal experience, he will offer proven methods for addressing and resolving anger and its consequences. Participants will deepen their understanding of their own experiences of anger and their challenges in controlling it, and they will explore how to recover from its effects. Karen Magee will reflect on the deep roots of anger from an analytical perspective.
In the second part, she will explore the experience of betrayal from the perspectives of betrayer and betrayed. Betrayal can be the cause or consequence of uncontained anger. What are the origins of the impulse to betray others? What are its psychological consequences? Using film clips and discussion, participants will discover what blocks our path to integrating experiences of betrayal—and what might contribute to our healing process.