From Binge to Blackout
A Mother And Son Struggle With Teen Drinking
Paperback ISBN: 0451219090
Written from the perspectives of a mother and son, the story of a family's battle with the problem of teenage drinking describes one young man's growing alcohol problem, the denial that nearly destroyed his family and his own life, and their long and difficult struggle to overcome the problem. Original. 50,000 first printing.
His Last Steps
Paperback ISBN: 1616492023
"In Earnie Larsen: His Last Steps, Earnie and his courageous wife, Paula, take us into their lives, sharing with us one of the most profound and intimate life experiences. It has been an honor to share a part of their journey. Earnie could not respond to the many people who reached out to him in his final months, but he asked [in these letters] that we go to the essence of that place where our spirits cross and know that he is there for us." —Claudia Black, Ph.D., foreword Beloved recovery speaker, author, and sponsor, Earnie Larsen approached life's most difficult challenges with the goal of comforting and inspiring others. Thus, when Earnie learned that he had inoperable cancer, he began to write letters to those he cared about, including family members and sponsees, sharing insights from his final journey. This moving collection edited by his wife, Paula, compiles these letters and journal entries from Earnie's "God File." Paula then offers personal context to these words of wisdom as she experienced the daily ups and downs of his illness with him. In this moving and courageous testament, you'll find a man who died as he lived by constantly giving of himself to others.
The Verbally Abusive Man, Can He Change?
A Woman' Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1593376537
Practical applications and the latest clinical research are combined with the trademark support and assurance of the author in this guide that provides victims of verbal abuse the tools they need to transform their relationships. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Ending the Cycle of Abuse
The Stories of Women Abused As Children and the Group Therapy Techniques That Helped Them Heal
Hardcover ISBN: 0876307527
Anna: Sexually abused by her father beginning at age one. Tanya: Raped by her father at age five. Lisa: Neglected by her mother and put into a foster home, she suffered severe and prolonged Satanic ritual abuse at her mother's hand. And Amy...Krista...Shawna...Linda...Virginia... All victims of severe emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as children. These eight women together made a treacherous journey up through the depths of pain, despair, anger, and fear toward newfound self-awareness and inner strength. This poignant odyssey is depicted in Ending the Cycle of Abuse, a volume about a highly promising method of group treatment for adults who have been severely abused as children. Accessible to both therapist and patient, this book is extraordinary because it offers the dual perspectives of both therapist and abuse victims in the group endeavor. This extremely compelling book is composed of the measured words of therapist Dr. Ney and the lucid prose of Anna Petersone of his patients in the group. It is enhanced by moving contributions from other group members as well. The volume traces a carefully evolved process of therapy developed by Dr. Ney over a lifetime of clinical practice and research into child abuse and neglect. Dr. Ney bases his therapeutic technique on the theory of the triangle of abuse involving perpetrator, victim, and observer: transgenerational in nature and changeable under varied circumstances. Realistic and pragmatic, Ending the Cycle of Abuse describes a process that requires abuse victims to accept that they have been forever changed as a result of the abuse they endured. Group members are taught to constructively deal with the guilt, the anger, the rage, the fear, and the despair stemming from their early experiences, and the majority make remarkably good progress. This exceptional volume will give its readers a deeper understanding of child abuse and its effects on the developing child. For therapists who work with abuse victims, it sets forth a time-tested technique for providing significant help to a severely disturbed and growing population. For victims of abuse, it offers the immense relief of self-recognition and the gift of hope.
A Memoir of (My) Body
Hardcover ISBN: 0062362593
The best-selling author of Bad Feminist presents a searingly frank memoir of food, weight, self-image and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her long-running Tumblr blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care. 100,000 first printing.
Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - And Break Free
Paperback ISBN: 0738284661
A mental health expert sheds light on "gaslighting"--the manipulative technique used by sociopaths, narcissists, and others--offering practical strategies to cope and break free. Gaslighting is a technique of manipulating others to gain control, often practiced by those with personality disorders (including Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder). Whether it's a spouse, parent, coworker, or friend, gaslighters use a series of manipulation and distraction tactics to distort the truth--from lying, controlling, withholding, triangulation, and more--making their victims question their own reality. Dr. Sarkis delves into the psychology behind the phenomenon, devoting chapters to specific scenarios, such as gaslighting in dating, in relationships, at work, and in families. With warning signs and examples of the destructive consequences along with practical tips and strategies, Gaslighting will help anyone trapped in a manipulative relationship to break free and heal from this toxic behavior.