Download and read online Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People in PDF and EPUB ARE YOU INVOLVED IN A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP? The symptoms vary from stomach pains to blinding headaches, from chronic backaches to severe colds… The causes are varied—from a spouse who is withdrawing sexually, to a parent who is overly critical, to a lover who isn’t “ready” to commit, to a boss who is abusive… There are periods of stress in every relationship, but psychological studies reveal that some relationships can reach poisonous levels of toxic emotions—and that our response to these stresses can be harmful to our emotional and physical health. Are you involved in such a relationship? If so, what can you do about it? Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People shows you!
Download and read online Entrancing Relationships in PDF and EPUB Intertwines the euphoric idealization of perfect love with the clinical stages of hypnosis.
Download and read online A Philosophy of Fear in PDF and EPUB Surveillance cameras. Airport security lines. Barred store windows. We see manifestations of societal fears everyday, and daily news reports on the latest household danger or raised terror threat level continually stoke our sense of impending doom. In A Philosophy of Fear, Lars Svendsen now explores the underlying ideas and issues behind this powerful emotion, as he investigates how and why fear has insinuated itself into every aspect of modern life. Svendsen delves into science, politics, sociology, and literature to explore the nature of fear. He examines the biology behind the emotion, from the neuroscience underlying our “fight or flight” instinct to how fear induces us to take irrational actions in our attempts to minimize risk. The book then turns to the political and social realms, investigating the role of fear in the philosophies of Machiavelli and Hobbes, the rise of the modern “risk society,” and how fear has eroded social trust. Entertainment such as the television show “Fear Factor,” competition in extreme sports, and the political use of fear in the ongoing “War on Terror” all come under Svendsen’s probing gaze, as he investigates whether we can ever disentangle ourselves from the continual state of alarm that defines our age. Svendsen ultimately argues for the possibility of a brighter, less fearful future that is marked by a triumph of humanist optimism. An incisive and thought-provoking meditation, A Philosophy of Fear pulls back the curtain that shrouds dangers imagined and real, forcing us to confront our fears and why we hold to them.
Download and read online Dangerous Relationships in PDF and EPUB "A powerful and important book!…Dangerous Relationships could be a life saver."-Susan Forward, Therapist and Author, Men Who Hate Women & The Women Who Love Them and Toxic Parents"I would highly recommend this book to anyone who may be in a violent relationship, or to a relative or close personal friend who has concerns about the safety of someone they love."-Diane P. McGauley, Executive Director, The Family Place, Chair, Texas Council on Family ViolencePossessiveness, insensitivity, and a sudden personality change are all warning signs of a potential abuser. Dangerous Relationships will help readers recognize a potentially violent personality before it's too late. Interweaving real-life stories of four couples, Dr. Noelle Nelson highlights dangerous turning points in relationships and explains how readers can safely diffuse tension between their spouses, lovers, or roommate and protect themselves from abuse.
Download and read online Personality and Family Development in PDF and EPUB This unique volume presents the results of a study of 200 German families over a period of 16 years from 1976 to 1992. This study--the findings of which yield a host of new insights into the dynamics of cross-generational personality and family development--is based on an ecopsychological framework comprising four levels of developmental analyses: * individual level--personality development, critical life events, and corresponding coping strategies; * dyadic relationships level--changes in parent-child relationships across time and development of marital relationships; * family relationship level--development of family climate and its impact on current dyadic relationships; and * contextual/ecological level--perceived changes in societal conditions, corresponding patterns of personality and coping strategies. The authors focus on the important ideas and keep methodological details to a minimum in the text. Technical issues having to do with data analysis, etc., are discussed in an appendix.
Download and read online Healing Ruth in PDF and EPUB Chicago, "The Windy City", my birthplace, the place that I will always call home. That magnificent city will forever be a part of me although I left there for good when I was only fourteen years old. After all it was there that I learned to distinguish the sound of gunfire from the sound of a car backfiring. It was there that I learned to physically fight my battles and stand my ground.However, what I did not learn was how to give or receive love and affection. There was no time for such matters. Now, as I begin my graceful transition from my thirties into my forties I am bound and determined to discover and experience what I have missed for so many years and pass the new found knowledge on to my children.
Download and read online Therapy Culture Cultivating Vu in PDF and EPUB First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download and read online Sanar in PDF and EPUB Jennifer Middleton, psicóloga de amplísima trayectoria, nos invita a iniciar un camino de transformación para mejorar nuestras vidas en este libro profundo, sorprendente y liberador.
Download and read online Getting Up When You re Feeling Down in PDF and EPUB You've got your health, a good job and a family you love. So why do you find yourself feeling down? Every woman experiences the fatigue, guilt, irritability, low self-esteem, and lack of energy commonly called "the blues." But as Dr. Braiker explains, you can change how you feel, and she provides you with the tools to overcome and manage blue moods. You will learn how to determine the cause of low moods, avoid bouts of the blues, regulate your worries and build your self-esteem. With her three-step Triple A program, Dr. Braiker reveals all the secrets of psychological fitness that have worked for hundreds of her patients, so women won't ever have to feel "down" again.
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Download and read online Who s Pulling Your Strings How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life in PDF and EPUB A powerful program to stop manipulators in their tracks In Who's Pulling Your Strings?, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, New York Times bestselling author of The Disease to Please, explains how depression, low self-esteem, anger, and feelings of helplessness can be caused by relationships with manipulative people. She exposes the most common methods of manipulators, and with the help of selfassessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, she helps you recognize and end the manipulative cycle for good.
Download and read online The Disease to Please Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome in PDF and EPUB What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty! "A fascinating book... If you struggle with where, when, and how to draw the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage. Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery. Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome. As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.
Download and read online A is for Arsenic in PDF and EPUB Shortlisted for the BMA Book Awards and Macavity Awards 2016 Fourteen novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's all made-up ... Agatha Christie revelled in the use of poison to kill off unfortunate victims in her books; indeed, she employed it more than any other murder method, with the poison itself often being a central part of the novel. Her choice of deadly substances was far from random – the characteristics of each often provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. With gunshots or stabbings the cause of death is obvious, but this is not the case with poisons. How is it that some compounds prove so deadly, and in such tiny amounts? Christie's extensive chemical knowledge provides the backdrop for A is for Arsenic, in which Kathryn Harkup investigates the poisons used by the murderer in fourteen classic Agatha Christie mysteries. It looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, the cases that may have inspired Christie, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering and detecting these poisons, both at the time the novel was written and today. A is for Arsenic is a celebration of the use of science by the undisputed Queen of Crime.
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