In Control: No More Snapping at Your Family, Sulking at Work, Steaming in the Grocery Line, Seething in Meetings, Stuffing Your Frustration

Redford Williams, MD, and Virginia Williams, PhD

Rodale,  February 2006

Have you ever lost your temper over trivial matters? Stuffed your anger deep inside? Sulked because you didn't get your way? Felt lost in an increasingly confusing modern world? If so, you may not be in control.

Redford Williams, MD, and Virginia Williams, PhD, are internationally recognized as experts in behavioral medicine. Together, they have developed a clinically proven program that reduces depression and helps people to lead healthier, more successful lives.

You'll start by taking a 30-question self-assessment quiz, which will pinpoint your trouble areas. For eight weeks, you'll then focus on each of those areas, learning to control your reactions, problem solve with creativity, assert yourself, and respond to difficult situations with poise and confidence.

Based on cutting-edge research by Redford and his colleagues, In Control draws on the most exciting developments in the field of behavioral medicine. With this easy-to-follow book, you'll learn to handle anything -- from stress at work to traffic jams and grocery store lines.

hardcover | ISBN: 9781594862564 | Publication Date: February 2006

"Most of us have never received emotional training. As a result, our emotions drive us rather than serve us, impairing our relationships, work, and life. Redford and Virginia Williams have come up with tested methods for changing this situation. They share their findings and very practical advice in this well-researched book."
--Andrew Weil, MD, best-selling author of Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being

"Few authors outline the adverse health consequences of anger as well as Redford and Virginia Williams. Their new book relates their years of research in the field, study of behavior skills, and real-life examples so that readers may ultimately recognize their emotions and remain as their title suggests -- In Control."
--Congressman Tim Murphy, PhD, and Loriann Hoff Overlin, authors of Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career, and Happiness

"This excellent book makes a strong case for changing your emotional style to help yourself feel happier -- and maybe even healthier. The authors, international experts on the topic, outline clinically proven strategies in a highly readable format. A thought-provoking book about reshaping your life!"
--Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD., S. Robert Davis Chair of Medicine, professor and director, Division of Health Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State University of Medicine

"In Control is based on solid scientific research and the exceptional professional skills and experience of the authors. Research has shown that the programs described in this volume have proved effective in helping people to overcome depression, hostile feelings, and social isolation while increasing emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and self-esteem."
--Charles D. Spielberger, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology; director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, University of South Florida; past president, American Psychological Association

"The balance we learn from In Control can have positive ripples in our work life, family life, and physical health -- especially our heart health. Williams helps us to heal our free-floating rage, redirecting that anger toward a healthy assertion -- and a healthy surrender. Reap the benefits of In Control, and you will live a vastly healthier life, in mind and in body."
--Henry Dreher, director of Cancer Guide Consultations and author of Mind-Body Unity: A New Vision for Mind-Body Science and Medicine

"Redford and Virginia Williams draw upon research, as well as their marriage of 40 years, to develop this evidence-based program. Readers interested in living a happier, healthier life will want to learn these skills."
--Paul T. Costa, Jr., PhD, professor of behavioral biology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns-Hopkins University of Medicine; and chief, Laboratory of Personality and Cognition Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging/NIH