Monday, July 9, 2012

Anger Mastery by Kevin B. Burke and Nook Tablet Giveaway

Anger Mastery Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012 

+ Nook 8GB Tablet Giveaway

About the Book:

Author Kevin B. Burk wants to make you angry. Burk believes that getting angry is the first step to happiness, and his newest book, Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy shows you how.

“Anger is like fire,” says Burk. “When you master it, it’s a powerful source of energy. If you don’t master it, however, it can be dangerous and destructive.” More importantly, Burk asserts, until you master your anger, other people will steal your energy, your power, and your ability to be happy.
The Anger Mastery Process has three phases. In Phase 1, you learn how to use more of your own energy, which makes it harder for other people to steal it from you. (This involves going to the gym at least five times a week.) You also learn how to leave Victim Consciousness and move into integrity by answering the question, “Whose business is it?”

Phase 2 of the Anger Mastery process helps you to stay out of Victim Consciousness by learning how to feel Safe. You meet your Safety Needs with a tool called the Present Moment Awareness Safety Meditation, available for free at

By the time you complete Phase 2, you will already notice significant changes in your life. In particular, you will have considerably more energy. Phase 3 shows you how to use that energy to become truly, completely happy.

Anger Mastery is not your typical book on anger. Not only is Burk’s approach unique, but also the book itself is laugh-out-loud funny. “Humor is a powerful tool to shift consciousness,” said Burk. “Laughter instantly transforms anger. Plus, funny sells more books.”

My Review:

I was interested in this book mainly because my younger daughter has some anger issues (related to anxiety/depression issues, among other things) and I'm always looking for ways to help her. So when I first became aware of this book, I was very eager to read it and see if it might help. Although it's very slim, (always a good thing when you're pressed for time like me) and written in a manner that even a computer geek like my daughter can understand, I wonder if it will be a real help to her.

For one thing, one of the suggestions for a person to do in Phase I of the program (there are three phases) is to get a gym membership and go exercise five times a week. Well, that won't work for a variety of reasons, one being that she had back surgery not too long ago and is still pretty stiff from it, and another, more important, one being that she's borderline agoraphobic and definitely has some social issues. In short, she doesn't like to leave the house unless she has to (or there's a good incentive for her to do so) and she doesn't like being around people, especially a room full of strangers, when she does.

All that aside, there are some wonderful aspects of this book that need mentioning. The first is the ease of reading; it's almost like an old friend is explaining medical jargon to you in terms that you can understand. Another is the descriptions the author offers for anger itself. Check out Chapter 7 for an interesting look at anger - and the things that could easily be mistaken for it. All in all, I think this book can stand as a quick guide to what anger is, but for real issues with anger management, you should still work with a mental health professional.

About the Author:

Kevin B. Burk has been helping people around the world to improve their lives and relationships since 1996 through his astrological counseling and relationship coaching practice. His humor, wisdom and compassion are always present, in his books (ten so far, including Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart, The Relationship Handbook: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life, and his newest book, Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy), his classes and workshops, and his interactions with his clients and students. Kevin’s focus is always on the practical, exploring how we can actually use astrology and spiritual practice on a daily basis to transform our lives.

In the astrology world, he is best known for making Classical Astrology accessible to everyone, taking complex and abstract concepts and showing how they can be used to create concrete, specific and practical interpretations. Kevin’s website, The Real Astrology with Kevin B. Burk is one of the premiere astrology resources on the Internet. His book, Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart is a textbook used at Kepler University in their Undergraduate Astrology Degree program, and has been translated into Russian, and is currently being translated into Bulgarian. Kevin’s articles have appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, the Australian publication,Well Being Astrology, and in Llewellyn’s Moon Sign books.
In the non-astrology world, Kevin is best known for his unique approach to understanding and improving all human relationships through The Relationship Handbook andThe Relationship Workshops.

Kevin has released a series of DVDs of his Law of Attraction workshops: the self-contained Prosperity & The Law of Attraction, and Astrology & The Law of Attraction, a series of 7 DVDs recorded live in Houston, TX at a weekend workshop for the Gulf Coast Chapter of NCGR.

Kevin has developed a revolutionary program for spiritual growth called Archetypal Astrology: The Hero’s Journey. This intensive program guides participants through the process of meeting and moving into Right Relationship with each of the seven Astrological Archetypes (you may know them as the seven personal planets).

Kevin is currently synthesizing astrology and spirituality into his next series of books: Astrology & The Law of Attraction, Prosperity & The Law of Attraction andRelationships & The Law of Attraction.
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  1. I Hate it When Parents Or Caregivers Leave Kids In The Car On A Hot Day And Try To Blame It On Someone Or Something Else For Their Own Stupidity.

  2. I hate it when people have no cell phone etiquette.. for instance talking loudly, in a line, about their personal problems. Also parents not watching their children is annoying.

  3. I HATE people who think that they are always right and don't give others a chance to express themselves. I also HATE when people are dishonest and don't take responsability for their actions.