Ian Brennan


Since 1993, Ian Brennan has successfully trained over one-hundred thousand people across the world (America, Asia, Europe, Africa) in violence prevention, anger management, and conflict resolution at shelters, schools, hospitals, clinics, jails, and addiction-treatment programs, including such prestigious organizations as UC Berkeley, the Betty Ford Center, Bellevue Hospital (NYC), and the National Accademia of Science in Rome. These trainings are based on his over 15 years of experience working as a mental health specialist in locked, acute psychiatric settings, the job that has been rated as “the most dangerous” for assault in the state of California.

He also consults throughout the United States, offering one-on-one anger management sessions for individuals facing criminal charges due to violent conduct, and often provides expert testimony in such cases.

Additionally, he is a GRAMMY®-winning record producer who has produced three GRAMMY®- nominated records. He specializes in discovering and working with international artists from impoverished regions, as an effort to help democratize voices in the media. He also has worked on artistic projects with artists such as Merle Haggard, Green Day, Flea, Fugazi, filmmaker John Waters, and many more.

He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently lives in Europe.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in nothern California. Both of my parents were Irish-Catholic and I witnessed them and their siblings struggling with the major changes that had transformed America society in the 1960's. For all of the self-congratulatory nature of the "Me-decade" that followed, there were many that were left adrift and grappling a lot of personal pain.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Since 1993, I have conducted over one-hundred classes a year in violence prevention. The response to my first book on the topic, Anger Antidotes: How not to lose your s#&!, was quite positive and many people asked for a follow-up. This book gets into greater detail in certain areas and acts as a nice complement to the previous work.
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Where to find Ian Brennan online

Where to buy in print


Hate-less: Violence Prevention & How To Make Friends With A F&#!ed Up World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,710. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
HATE-less: violence prevention & how to make friends with a f&#!ed up world  is a valuable resource for any one struggling with the phenomenon of violence. Ian Brennan has been providing intensive lectures worldwide on the topics of violence-prevention, anger management, and conflict resolution since 1993. This is the follow-up volume to his publication, Anger Antidotes: How Not to Lose Your S#&!.

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