The following case-study about help for anger demonstrates what can be achieved by practicing the simple self-help practice higher-consciousness healing as described in Tara’s book The Five-Minute Miracle.

John (54 years) contacted me because his wife had threatened him with divorce because of his excessive anger and drinking. In our first session John admitted to being angry but he completely denied having a problem with alcohol.

John’s first healing symbol was intended to help him with his anger. I asked John to rate his anger on a scale from 0 to 10 and he said on average he felt a seven, which is a very high amount of anger. He expressed his anger in shouting and on rare occasions in breaking and throwing things. He had even hit his wife in anger on occasions. I asked John where in his body he could feel his anger and said he felt it in his jaw, arms and thighs.

I showed John how to visualize a bubble of love around himself and love himself as if he was a small angry boy. When John first did this tears came to his eyes; he was so moved by this emotion that he had not felt in years. First he felt rather embarrassed but he quickly realized that this love was his road to recovery.

I asked John to focus on his jaw and allow the healing light of his symbol to penetrate the angry tensions and see them dissolve like mist in the morning sun. Then I asked him to do the same with the angry tensions in his arms and thighs. There and then John felt better than he had done in years.

When John came back to me after two weeks he reported that his anger had subsided from a seven out of ten to a two out of ten. There had been only one or two occasions when he had lost his temper. This was a big improvement compared with the almost daily temper tantrums that he had experienced before. John also reported that his drinking of alcohol had dramatically reduced. He realised that he had used alcohol to alleviate the angry tensions in his body. However, the relationship with his wife was still strained because she was still very hurt from years of problems in their marriage.

John’s next healing-symbol was geared at restoring the love in his marriage. He saw his wife enveloped in a bubble of loving light as he had done with himself. Doing this felt very good for John who had been torn between guilt and anger towards his wife.

When John came back two weeks later he reported that he had not had even one angry outburst and that the relationship with his wife had dramatically improved. They had had several good conversations and a romantic dinner. Even though his wife needed more time to heal they were on the road to recovery.

A year later, I had the chance to talk to John and he told me happily that all his improvement had been stable and lasting.

Everybody can find help for anger by following the simple self-help exercises outlined in Tara Springett’s book The Five-Minute Miracle.

Author's Bio: 

Tara Springett holds an M.A. in Education and is a fully qualified psychotherapist. She has post-graduate qualifications in gestalt therapy, body awareness therapy and transpersonal therapy. She has worked as a drugs counselor, counselor for adolescents and general psychotherapist since 1988.
Tara has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner since 1986. In 1997 she received encouragement from her Buddhist teacher to teach others. Tara has since taught on-going meditation groups and combines Buddhist wisdom and her experience in counseling when assisting her clients with their personal growth, self development & improvement.
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