Too often we are taught that anger is the motivation we need to influence change in our world. In reality, the ability to influence any level of change in our world comes from having a logical and goal oriented thought process. In life there are plenty of things that we will experience that are unjust and unfair, but when we focus on unfairness in our lives, we waste precious energy we should be using in finding solutions for our problems. Taming the Beast Within is about learning to be at peace with the most difficult of feelings as a result of unfavorable, disrespectful, hurtful, and sometimes harmful actions from others toward us. This is a process that needs to be mastered so that when we find ourselves in such circumstances, we can be in a clear mind-set to take action to heal and help ourselves.
Ugo is a licensed professional counselor who specializes with adolescents and young adults in his practice. Having been born to Nigerian parents in Columbus, Ohio, and subsequently being raised in Nigeria during his childhood and adolescent years, Ugo brings a cross-cultural perspective to his work and writings. Ugo holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Warren Wilson College, a master of science in counseling psychology from Tarleton State University, and he is currently a licensed professional counselor with the state of Arizona. Ugo has also served with the United States Army where he served one tour of duty in Afghanistan. Ugo has worked in the mental health field since 2001, and as of the publication date of this book, he has subsequently earned over a decade of experience in the field. Ugo also owns a private outpatient practice in Tucson, Arizona, where he also resides with his wife and two children.