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This is an excellent book to help identify how Casinos have mastered the science of keeping players gambling - often longer than they intended. Basically creating a new "crack cocaine" of high-tech gambling.
Books is well written by anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll who through her extensive field research work in Las Vegas identifies how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling machines pulls players into a trancelike state they call the “machine zone,” in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away.
The 30 Day 'Detox' for Gamblers is intended to help Gamblers who have an addiction and want to quit. It is a Work Book to help change the mind set of the person in a way to help them get through the first 30 Days.
After Detox: The Next 90 Days is a sequel to the book: "30 Day Detox for Gamblers" is a must have recovery aid!
This book is designed to engage problem gamblers in recovery from addiction to work on changing the way they think by writing out their thoughts and adding their own daily affirmations that will help prevent them from gambling again (or giving in to whatever addiction they might be struggling with).
The intention of the author is to encourage and teach a thought process that resonates with the individual where they can draw on what they have written to help avoid another relapse once the urges resurface.
A brilliantly written account of the author's personal experience of working the 12-step program of Gamblers Anonymous, and the lessons he's learned over the years in the school of hard knocks,
The author explains where he came from in terms of his lowest point in his gambling addiction, how he got there, and how he recovered from it - so that others struggling with a gambling addiction can relate and not feel alone or lose hope.
His book covers the subject of what it is that blocks gambling addicts from recovery and reaching their potential in life and fulfilling goals, having a sense of purpose, and attaining serenity and happiness. The solution includes belief in a higher power and gaining self-acceptance and self-love.
Wally Schroeder wrote this book with the sole intention to reach out his hand to the gambling addict who is still suffering, and to show them the road to recovery that is awaiting their first brave step in moving forward.
In this book the author's asks the reader to explore their dreams and to ask themselves what they would do differently if their dream really came true? Would that be enough to get one to stop gambling?
Not according to the author who as a Problem Gambler in recovery (for over a decade clean) knows too well how the line between a dream and fantasy gets easily blurred when one is not pursuing their dream rather is in pursuit to feeding their (gambling) addiction.
The author's goal in writing this book goes beyond the story to the fantasy and how it looks over time, both in recovery and as the addict goes down the proverbial rabbit hole.
This Book is a study of the book of James in the Bible. The author takes the approach of writing his own letter to fellow believers using James as his guide. He suggests the reader do the same as a way to Bring the Bible alive in the reader's life.
Mary Heineman's authoritative book about compulsive gambling is as complete as it is compassionate.
Losing Your Shirt - 2nd Edition offers a non-threatening approach to the problems encountered with compulsive gambling, both for the addicted individual and their loved ones.
Individuals struggling to overcome compulsive gambling will see themselves in the book's powerful personal narratives.
And, for family members and friends of those battling this costly behavior addiction - they too will gain needed insights to not blame themselves; not to resent the time and effort recovery takes; and not to condemn forever the recovering gambler for hardships caused by past gambling.
A must read book - that builds on the earlier edition by incorporating other problem gambling modes that have come on the scene such as online gambling.
How long has addiction and recovery existed?
That is the starting point for this book which goes further into a concept that Addiction is the family name for a disease that presents in many ways (Alcohol, Drugs, Food, Gambling and so on). Once established it attacks the idea of treatment starting with the specific form then moving on to a maintenance process when the disease goes into remission.
The purpose is to introduce People Growing Hope & Recovery as a place of common purpose (remaining in remission and living a better life) while recognizing that initially the target is localized and starts with a focus on the disease where it is (specific member of the family). Looking for recovery starts with knowing the target and remaining in recovery continues with regular checkups.
"This book offers a well written and insightful synopsis on the history of addiction and recovery treatments including the paradigm shifts that have occurred in society in how a plethora of addictions have been viewed and advancements made in recovery options for those battling an addiction.
Bernard Zeitler also offers a profound new perspective on the different dimensions of the recovery process which includes the 12-steps of the addiction recovery program. His insights shared will help those looking to end their relapse to transcend beyond the goal of achieving abstinence and gaining a better understanding about what defines recovery. A journey of recovery that entails openness and a willingness to share one's recovery journey with others and also being receptive and supportive to others who find themselves walking the same path.
This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in living a life that embraces a rebirth from that which consumed them to what will make them feel empowered and able to make positive changes in their own lives and those around them." - Remedy Max, M.A., President/CEO of RemedyBlox and founder of the Fractured Psyche Addiction Recovery Model. "
Sometimes we just need a break from life's everyday challenges and set-backs. And what better way than to pick-up this short book where the author peppers the content with humor revolving around life.
The Life Recovery Journal is an extension of the "The 30 Day Detox For Gamblers". It is intended to be a journal to work through recovery from addiction. While it is developed from the perspective of Compulsive Gambling, it can be effective for other addictions and situations as well.
"Why Me?" is the story of some of Bernard Zeitler's life events and how they defined who he is. The author applied 1 Corinthians 13 to those life events and he encourages the reader to do the same to transform their life for the better.
From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam-and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief. She tells of how she found herself living in denial, about the extent of her addiction and keeping her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who had never found the right balance.
Honest and hopeful, BETWEEN BREATHS is an inspiring read.
Dr. Zinberg is a leading expert on drug use and this book helps illuminate the factors that permit some people to use such highly addictive and dangerous substances as alcohol, marijuana, psychedelics, and opiates in a controlled fashion.
"This cogently written work should be of interest to members of the medical community, particularly those who have contact with substance abusers, psychiatrists, sociologists, policymakers, administrators, and interested laypersons. It is well worth reading."―Joseph Zentner, Journal of American Medical Association
From the New York Times bestselling author and former beauty editor Cat Marnell, a “vivid, maddening, heartbreaking, very funny, chaotic” (The New York Times) memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs.
At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America—and that’s all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a “doctor shopper” who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills; a lonely bulimic who spent hundreds of dollars a week on binge foods; a promiscuous party girl who danced barefoot on banquets; a weepy and hallucination-prone insomniac who would take anything—anything—to sleep.
This is a tale of self-loathing, self-sabotage, and yes, self-tanner. It begins at a posh New England prep school—and with a prescription for the Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to New York, where we follow Marnell’s amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Lucky. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve. From the Condé Nast building to seedy nightclubs, from doctors’ offices and mental hospitals, Marnell “treads a knife edge between glamorizing her own despair and rendering it with savage honesty.…with the skill of a pulp novelist” (The New York Times Book Review) what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can’t say no.
Combining “all the intoxicating intrigue of a thriller and yet all the sobering pathos of a gifted writer’s true-life journey to recover her former health, happiness, ambitions, and identity” (Harper’s Bazaar), How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and necessary.
A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure -- the sober life she never wanted.
For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman.
But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead.
A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure -- the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most -- but getting yourself back in return.
In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, Dr. Carl Hart recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing.
As a young boy - he didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction.
Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.
Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical "condition" distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction.
Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness.
The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction as a brain disease, based on evidence that brains change with drug use.
But in The Biology of Desire, cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes a convincing case that addiction is not a disease, and shows why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing.
The author reveals addiction as an unintended consequence of the brain doing what it's supposed to do: seek pleasure and relief in a world that's not cooperating.
He shows why treatment based on the disease model so often fails, and how treatment can be retooled to achieve lasting recovery, given the realities of brain plasticity.
More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.
Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation.
By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all.
What's the difference between narcissism and normal love?
In the current political and social climate, narcissistic tendencies are coming under more scrutiny, but there are so many nuances to navigate, and many women don't know how to identify or respond to narcissists when they meet them, especially if they happen to be in their own home.
This book, the author Dr. Laurie Hollman, helps you identify the narcissists in your life and recognize the effect they have on your family and happiness--and what to do about it.
This groundbreaking, thoroughly researched guide explores:
Disarming the Narcissist, Second Edition, will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication.
You will learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression.
By helping you to validate some common narcissistic concerns, you'll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist.
This book will help you learn to meet your own needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe.
This new edition also includes new chapters on dealing with narcissistic women, aggressive and abusive narcissists, strategies for safety, and the link between narcissism and sex addiction.
A practical guide to better communication that will break the blackmail cycle for good, by one of the nation's leading therapists, Susan Forward.
"Breathe a sigh of relief Susan Forward helps you identify and correct an intensely destructive and confusing pattern of relating with those you love. I highly recommend this important book --Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Do any of the following phrases sound familiar?
They're all examples of emotional blackmail, a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want. Emotional blackmailers know how much we value our relationships with them.
They know our vulnerabilities and our deepest secrets. They are our mothers, our partners, our bosses and coworkers, our friends and our lovers. And no matter how much they care about us, they use this intimate knowledge to give themselves the payoff they want: our compliance.
Susan Forward knows what pushes our hot buttons. Just as John Gray illuminates the communications gap between the sexes in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, and Harriet Lerner describes an intricate dynamic in The Dance of Anger, so Susan Forward presents the anatomy of a relationship damaged by manipulation, and gives readers an arsenal of tools to fight back.
Protect yourself from people who take undue advantage and suck the energy out of your life
Emotional Vampires will help you cope effectively with the people in your life that confound you, confuse you, and seem to sap every ounce of your energy. Bestselling author Dr. Al Bernstein shows you how to recognize each vampire type--antisocial, histrionic, narcissists, obsessive-compulsives, paranoids--and deal with them effectively. He uses many examples from the latest news headlines, which will help you distinguish between the types and deepen your understanding of each one.
In response to the daily calls and emails he got about the previous edition of this book, Dr. Al Bernstein has added his advice for dealing with those emotional vampires who come in the shape of spouses and lovers, relatives, and children.
Dr. Bernstein shows you how to deal with each vampire type and what you need to do to keep from getting drained.
Combining clinical analysis with psychological profiles of famous narcissists, here is an indispensable guide to recognizing, coping with, and ultimately overcoming the destructive behavior of narcissists.
Everybody needs some healthy narcissism. But in a society obsessed with appearance, wealth, and status, it's easy for problematic narcissists to thrive. Many people who seem to have it all are suffering from one of the most common--and overlooked--personality disorders of our time: high level narcissism. Typified by an obsession with perfection, a desperate need for admiration, and a willingness to use and exploit others for personal gain, high level narcissism can spell devastation for anyone who crosses the narcissist's path.
In Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, psychotherapist Linda Martinez-Lewi presents an in-depth and supportive plan for identifying, understanding, and dealing with high level narcissistic behavior in those close to you. Martinez-Lewi helps you to liberate yourself from draining personal relationships with narcissists, and shows how to regain a sense of peace, balance, and well-being.
Drawing on detailed profiles of famous narcissists, including Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, Armand Hammer, and Ayn Rand, as well as expertly rendered case studies from her private practice as a psychotherapist, Martinez-Lewi shows how to:
This book will teach you how to Cope, Survive, and Protect Your Loved Ones!
"Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" is based on correspondence since 1996 with hundreds of people diagnosed with Narcissistic and Antisocial Personality Disorders (narcissists and psychopaths) and with thousands of their suffering family members, friends, therapists, and colleagues.
The first ever book about narcissistic abuse, Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited offers a detailed, first hand account of what it is like to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Book contains new insights and an organized methodological framework.
This book is not intended to please or to entertain. NPD is a pernicious, vile and tortuous disease, which affects not only the Narcissist. It infects and forever changes people who are in daily contact with the Narcissist.
In other words: it is contagious. It is the author's contention that Narcissism is the mental epidemic of the twentieth century, a plague to be fought by all means.
For the author - this book is their contribution to minimizing the damages of this disorder by educating readers and spreading public awareness about this human deviant behavior.
Do you feel confused and exhausted by a relationship, and you can't figure out why?
Do you feel like you can't think straight, and the person in your life seems fine, so you wonder if maybe you are the problem?
Has someone mentioned you might be with a narcissist, or you wonder yourself, and when you research narcissism, they don't seem to completely fit the description, although some of the traits do ring true?
The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist is the most comprehensive and helpful book on the topic of covert narcissism. Also available in Spanish as El Nacisista Pasivo Agresivo. Find the answers you are looking for.
This book delivers:
You will see that you are not crazy, that your instincts are correct, and you will learn how to see through covert manipulation and control.
The most common description a survivor of this type of relationship will use is crazy-making. The emotional abuse and gaslighting makes you question your own view of reality, and sometimes your own sanity.
After reading this book you will be better equipped to determine if the person you are with is a covert narcissist, and your experience with them will begin to make sense for the first time.
When most people think of a narcissist, they think of someone who is grandiose, obviously self-absorbed, sees themselves as superior to others, and throws fits of rage when they don't get their way.
But what if the narcissist is one of the nicest people you've ever met?
What if they are a great listener, seem to care about others, or are a pillar of the community?
What if they are the mother that volunteers at the school, the husband that your friends wish they had, the boss that your co-workers feel so lucky to work for?
Parents, spouses, partners, bosses, and friends who are covert narcissists come across as the nicest people. They can be spiritual leaders, therapists, moms who bring over casseroles to needy people, and bosses who everyone loves.
A covert narcissist has the same traits of narcissism as the well-known overt type. The difference is when they control and manipulate, when they demean and devalue you, it is done in such a subtle way you don't notice it.
This type of narcissism is one of the most damaging forms because the abuse is so hidden and so insidious. You can be in a relationship with a covert narcissist that can last for decades and not realize you are being psychologically and emotionally controlled, manipulated, and abused.
There are no visible scars with this form of abuse, and you are usually the only one that experiences their destructive and psychologically debilitating behavior.
Living with a covert narcissist drains your spirit and leaves you questioning your own reality.
You have been lied to for years, and it is time to finally see the truth of what you have been through, who you really are, and how much you deserve love and happiness.
In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families - families the authors call narcissistic.
Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met.
The children in such narcissistic family systems try to earn love, attention, and approval by satisfying their parents' needs, thus never developing the the ability to recognize their own needs or create strategies to getting them met.
By outlining the theoretical framework of their model and using dozens of illustrative clinical examples, the authors clearly illuminate specific practice guidelines for treating these individuals.
Are you the child of toxic parents?
Ask Yourself....when you were a child...
Now that you're an adult...
In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.
In this compelling book, Elan Golomb identifies the crux of the emotional and psychological problems of millions of adults.
Simply put, the children of narcissist -- offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons and daughters -- share a common belief: They believe they do not have the right to exist.
The difficulties experienced by adult children of narcissists can manifest themselves in many ways: for examples, physical self-loathing that takes form of overeating, anorexia, or bulimia; a self-destructive streak that causes poor job performance and rocky personal relationships; or a struggle with the self that is perpetuated in the adult's interaction with his or her own children.
These dilemmas are both common and correctable, Dr. Golomb tells us. With an empathic blend of scholarship and case studies, along with her own personal narrative of her fight for self, Dr. Golomb plumbs the depths of this problem, revealing its mysterious hold on the affairs of otherwise bright, aware, motivated, and worthy people.
Trapped in the Mirror explores:
Rooted in a profoundly humanist traditional approach, and suffused with the benefit of the latest knowledge about intrafamily relationships, Trapped in the Mirror offers more than the average self-help book; it is truly the first self-heal book for millions.
Aimed at daughters experiencing the emotional abuse of narcissistic mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? helps readers overcome the challenges and reclaim their lives.
The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life.
Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women's health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and create an individualized program for self-protection, resolution, and complete recovery.
Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims.
As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness. They may also have a fear of abandonment that leads them to form unhealthy romantic relationships, as well as a tendency to perfectionism and unrelenting self-criticism or to self-sabotage and frustration.
Dr. McBride's step-by-step program will enable you to:
Warm and sympathetic, Dr. McBride brings a profound level of authority to Will I Ever Be Good Enough? that encourages and inspires you as it aids your recovery.
In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships.
Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins.
You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation.
Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, - this book provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.
Revised and Updated 2nd Edition - More Content and Strategies You Can Start Implementing Today.
Have you ever been a victim of gaslighting?
Do you ever feel confused or emotional by a relationship but can’t seem to figure out why?
Is there anyone around you who continually makes you anxious, or leaves you feeling the need to always apologize, or even makes you question your sanity?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you.
Gaslighting Recovery Workbook: How to Recognize Manipulation, Overcome Narcissistic Abuse, Let Go, and Heal from Toxic Relationships is the most comprehensive guide on understanding what gaslighting and toxic relationships are, how to identify them, and strategies to protect yourself from any forms of manipulation.
Inside this book, you will discover:
Have you read various books, articles, and manuals, and they have not been able to help you in any way? With specific techniques that are tried and true, you can overcome gaslighting in your relationship. This book will help you understand if you’re being gaslighted, where this abuse is coming from, and how to tackle the issues to give you the freedom you need emotionally and psychologically.
You will see how you can regain your reality and power, and you will be in a position to be able to realize the gaslighter at work and be equipped to guard yourself against further revictimization.
So, let nothing hold you back; you deserve all the best that life can offer. You can accomplish your best without relying on anyone solely. Begin practicing the techniques inside this book, following through with the checklist as required. You can overcome gaslighting, do not doubt it!
Break free from the lies and manipulation that are keeping you captive!
Gaslighting is a covert form of abuse that affects your confidence and trust in yourself, which the abuser then takes advantage of to keep you under their control.
Whether it’s a spouse, parent, or co-worker, it’s hard to break loose from the grip of a gaslighting manipulator.
You will need to know how gaslighters operate, how their behavior is affecting you, and how you can reclaim your truth.
In Gaslighting & Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, you will discover:
And much more.
This book might be small, but very powerful and a must read for anyone looking for insights how to not just set boundaries but follow through on consequences when boundaries are crossed by abusive individuals.
If you were involved in a pathological relationship -- or you want to prevent it from happening in the first place -- this book is for you. It gets to the heart of the matter of personal boundaries. Identifying and setting clear boundaries is vital for survivors and for anyone who wants to become more confident, improve relationships, and prevent victimization.
When you create boundaries you take a stand for yourself and your life, and you communicate your worth to others in a real and practical way. This concise and powerful book is filled with practical wisdom and useful tips. It will walk you through the process of creating boundaries from start to finish.
You get to decide how you want to live. Find your courage. Live in an authentic way. Protect yourself and what's important to you. Gain self respect and the respect of others. Boundaries will help you do all of these things.
If you want to learn how to survive domestic violence or want to learn more information about this topic, then get this well written easy to read book titled: "Domestic Violence 101".
This guide on domestic violence includes the following topics:
This guide offers expert advice and a quick 'how to' guide on all topics from A to Z related to domestic abuse.
If you want to learn how to survive domestic violence or want to learn more information about this topic, then get this well written easy to read book titled: "Domestic Violence 101".
This guide on domestic violence includes the following topics:
This guide offers expert advice and a quick 'how to' guide on all topics from A to Z related to domestic abuse.
How To Change The Game is THE ‘go-to’ manual for empowering women to:* break away from male oppression where this is ongoing in their lives* break with the damaging patterns that underpin dysfunctional relationships* rebuild rock-solid self-esteem so that she need never again be at the mercy of that almost irresistible 'bad-boy' pull back to relationships that can bring a self-respecting woman to her knees.
The book provides 10 Simple & Powerful Keys To End Coercive Control & Abuse For Good in an uplifting, straight-forward process that is utterly life-changing! It is a beacon of hope - shining a light in the darkness of domestic abuse for the millions of women the world over - who are daily suffering the terrible consequences of:
and who are ready to walk away once and for all.
Likewise, it’s a powerful and empowering resource to uplift and support women as they build a brand-new self-image by design, rather than by default; who may no longer be in such a relationship but who once were .. and who still carry the mental and emotional scars of such a deeply wounding experience.
This book is the resource that women, who have for too long been traumatized by overbearing misogyny have been crying out for, for decades if not millennia; the ‘how to’ – when a woman is at her most depleted – find the strength and determination to overcome the confusion, the self-doubt and the physical, emotional and psychological exhaustion of domestic abuse and find her way back to herself.
This book will encourage any woman who has been or is affected by abuse to see and reconnect with her power; to feel the energy of it; to smile and laugh again; to reignite her hope, her sense of optimism, renewed excitement and anticipation as she comes to know that she has within her grasp a different future: one filled with joy, rich opportunities for growth and the certainty that she need never again be a victim of the old patterns, nor enter into relationships with men who hurt women.
Nationally representative studies confirm that LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. While many similarities exist between LGBTQ and heterosexual-cisgender intimate partner violence, research has illuminated a variety of unique aspects of LGBTQ intimate partner violence regarding the predictors of perpetration, the specific forms of abuse experienced, barriers to help-seeking for victims, and policy and intervention needs.
This is the first book that systematically reviews the literature regarding LGBTQ intimate partner violence, draws key lessons for current practice and policy, and recommends research areas and enhanced methodologies.
Domestic abuse against men can take the form of physical violence, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse. Whatever your circumstances, though, you can find help and break free from an abusive relationship.
This book illustrates the shadow side of abuse by providing several firsthand accounts of men who survived abuse.
This book has been written to help men feel witnessed, create more awareness, and allow for a more accurate and all-encompassing perspective regarding abuse to be brought forth. Abuse is not discriminatory, and the predator can be a woman. By bringing awareness to the fact that men are abused too, maybe a co-creation of awareness and preventative measures may begin to manifest.
The instant New York Times bestseller!
End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.
Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family.
But what do healthy boundaries really mean--and how can we successfully express our needs, say no, and be assertive without offending others?
Licensed counselor, sought-after relationship expert, and one of the most influential therapists on Instagram Nedra Glover Tawwab demystifies this complex topic for today's world. In a relatable and inclusive tone, Set Boundaries, Find Peace presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life.
Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology--and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.
Beverly Engel wrote this insightful practical guide for both individuals and for couples stuck in the tragic patterns of emotional abuse.
This groundbreaking book succeeds in helping people stop emotional abuse by focusing on both the abuser and the abused and showing each party what emotional abuse is, how it affects the relationship, and how to stop it. Its unique focus on the dynamic relationship makes it more likely that each person will grasp the tools for change and really use them.
Given the number of people who become involved with partners who abuse them emotionally and/or who are emotionally abusive themselves is phenomenal. Unfortunately emotional abuse continues to be the least understood form of abuse - something this book aims to change.
Whether you suspect you are being emotionally abused, fear that you might be emotionally abusing your partner, or think that both you and your partner are emotionally abusing each other, this book is for you. This book "The Emotionally Abusive Relationship" will tell you how to identify emotional abuse and how to find the roots of your behavior. Combining dramatic personal stories with action steps to heal, this author provides prescriptive strategies that will allow you and your partner to work together to stop bringing out the worst in each other and stop the abuse.
By teaching those who are being emotionally abused how to help themselves and those who are being emotionally abusive how to stop abusing, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship offers the expert guidance and support you need.
In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it.
You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.
In two all-new chapters, Evans reveals the Outside Stresses driving the rise in verbal abuse - and shows you how you can mitigate the devastating effects on your relationships.
She also outlines the Levels of Abuse that characterize this kind of behavior - from:
Drawing from hundreds of real situations suffered by real people just like you, Evans offers strategies, sample scripts, and action plans designed to help you deal with the abuse - and the abuser.
This timely third edition of The Verbally Abusive Relationship book puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time!
A groundbreaking overview of transgender relationship violence
In the course of their lives, around fifty percent of transgender people will experience intimate partner violence in their relationships; including psychological, physical, or sexual abuse.
In Transgender Intimate Partner Violence, Adam M. Messinger and Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz bring together a diverse group of scholars, service providers, activists, and others to examine this widespread problem, shedding light on the often-hidden experiences of transgender survivors.
Drawing on two decades of research, contributors explore transgender intimate partner violence in all of its complexities, offering an overview of this emerging body of policy, research, and practice. They offer best practices to enhance research, services, and healing for transgender survivors.
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