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8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness

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ISBN-10: 0393708462

ISBN-13: 9780393708462

Edition: 2014

Authors: Andrea Brandt, Babette Rothschild

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Many people often say “yes” to something when they’d rather say “no.” They offer cooperation through words but follow up with how they really feel—in actions that contradict their words. That’s passive-aggression. At its heart, passive-aggression is about being untrue to oneself, which makes it impossible to have a clean relationship with others. Passive-aggression as a communication method doesn’t make someone “bad.” It is simply a strategy learned in childhood as a coping mechanism, a hard-to-break habit. Changing passive-aggressive behavior requires knowledge, tools, and practice, as outlined here.The book offers effective methods for transforming passive-aggression into healthy…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.92" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1976. Author of 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and the best-selling The Body Remembers, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world. She is the editor of Norton's 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. She lives in Los Angeles.

Introduction: Understanding Passive-Aggressiveness and How It's Harming You
Recognize Your Hidden Anger
Reconnect Your Emotions to Your Thoughts
Listen to Your Body
Set Healthy Boundaries
Communicate Assertively
Reframe Conflict?
Interact Using Mindfulness
Disable the Enabler