When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? In some relationships, the desire to control leads to jealousy, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. If you or someone you care about are trapped in a web of coercive control, this book provides answers, hope, and a way out. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both professional expertise and personal experience to help you: *Recognize controlling behaviors of all kinds. *Understand why this destructive pattern occurs. *Determine whether you are in danger and if your partner can change. *Protect yourself and your kids. *Find the support and resources you need. *Take action to improve or end your relationship. *Regain your freedom and independence.
Author: Benjamin Perrin
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Political Science
Just outside Toronto, a 14-year-old Canadian girl was auctioned on the internet for men to purchase by the hour. A young woman was taken by slave traders from an African war zone to Edmonton to earn greater profits by exploiting her in prostitution. A gang called Wolfpack recruited teenagers in Quebec and sold them for sex to high-profile men in the community. The global problem of human trafficking is only beginning to be recognized in Canada, even though it has been hidden in plain sight. In Invisible Chains, Benjamin Perrin, an award-winning law professor and policy expert, exposes cases of human trafficking, recording in-depth interviews with people on the front lines—police officers, social workers, and the victims themselves—and bringing to light government records released under access-to-information laws.
In January 2007, two boys were found in the home of Michael J. Devlin, a “nice enough guy” who managed a pizza parlor in Kirkwood, Missouri. One boy had been kidnapped four days earlier. The other, Shawn Hornbeck, had been missing for four years. How and why did this fifteen-year old, whose face appeared on thousands of milk cartons and “Have You Seen Me?” posters, stay with his abductor in plain view for four years, only an hour from his family home? From award-winning journalist Kristina Sauerwein comes this riveting story of the American kidnapping that startled the nation and catapulted the chilling reality of Stockholm Syndrome into the spotlight. Shawn had many opportunities to ask for help: he was left alone in his kidnapper's apartment many times, and had phone and Internet access. But he never tried to escape. This is the first time the full story has been told, complete with interviews with law enforcement, and top psychological experts; and a real-life happy ending.
Have you ever wondered how trainers manage to keep circus elephants from stampeding out of a big top tent? It's quite the same way we often train ourselves to live within our limiting beliefs. Use this active journaling guide to break your invisible chains, and own your own story to become the most powerful and authentic version of yourself.
Author: Evan Stark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2007-04-16
Genre: Social Science
One of the most important books ever written on domestic violence, Coercive Control breaks through entrenched views of physical abuse that have ultimately failed to protect women. Evan Stark, founder of one of America's first battered women's shelters, shows how "domestic violence" is neither primarily domestic nor necessarily violent, but a pattern of controlling behaviors more akin to terrorism and hostage-taking. Drawing on court records, interviews, and FBI statistics, Stark details coercive strategies that men use to deny women their very personhood, from "beeper games" to food logs to micromanaging dress, speech, sexual activity, and work. Stark urges us to move beyond the injury model and focus on the real victimization that allows men to violate women's human rights with impunity. Provocative and brilliantly argued, Coercive Control reframes abuse as a liberty crime rather than a crime of assault and points the way to bringing "real" equality for women in line with their formal rights to personhood and citizenship, freedom and safety.
This book closely examines how the enterprise of running mirrors the key facets of life. The author draws parallels between running and life so as to enhance the lessons that readers can draw from each of these phenomena. Running resembles life, and the latter carries a myriad of lessons for the former. This book is not about running per se, nor is it meant to be an all-encompassing self-help manual about life, though it contains these aspects to a certain degree. Such an undertaking would be preposterous in the least. You can, however, draw valuable lessons for personal mastery within organizational, societal, and familial relationships and other relationship contexts. The books purpose is to drive the dual message that invisible chains shackle an unexamined life and that the activity of runningcompetitively or notentails a lot of principles, processes, guidelines, theories, and lessons that can apply to everyday life experiences and enhance the human experience. Consequently, the book is meant for professional and social runners and those who appreciate running from the comfort of their couch, remote in hand. It explores the seemingly and misleadingly easy exercise of running as a source for profound lessons about the sometimes complex business of living.
Author: Liberty Jones
Publisher: Stratton Press
Release Date: 2017-12-28
This book will take you on a journey of love-abuse-love, repeating the cycle over and over, each time showing creative ways to survive and finally escape. I wrote this book to help people gain an understanding about domestic violence after hearing from many people, "I would never let this happen to me " Each situation is different, so if you are in a violent situation, know someone that is curious why women stay and/or put up with abuse. I hope you find answers in my book. I detailed many events I lived through and situations that may have been life threatening, but I somehow survived. The story takes many turns and offers unique ways to deal with abuse, confinement, and survival. Within this one book, you will find romance, horror, and inspirational survival.
"Focusing on Nobel Prize-winning economist James McGill Buchanan (1919-2013), whom Charles Koch funded and championed, MacLean elaborates on [what he sees as] the Koch brothers' insidious, dangerous manipulation of American politics. Based on Buchanan's papers as well as published sources, MacLean creates a ... portrait of an arrogant, uncompromising, and unforgiving man, stolid in his mission to 'save capitalism from democracy'"--
Author: Caroline Myss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-07-09
For more than two decades, internationally renowned pioneer in energy medicine Caroline Myss has been studying how people use their personal power. Through her special brand of spiritual insight and intuition, her popular workshops, and her bestselling books, Myss has helped hundreds of thousands of people meet the lifelong challenge of managing their spiritual energy and improving their lives. Now, in this inspiring new book, Myss expands her message about power in an entirely new spiritual direction. With characteristic originality, she explains how we become channels for divine grace and a conduit for miracles through kind, compassionate, generous actions, or, as she calls them, invisible acts of power. When we act compassionately, without a private agenda or expectation of credit or reward, God works invisibly, anonymously through us. And as we move from visible acts, such as giving a friend a helping hand, to invisible acts, such as prayer and healing, we undergo a profound journey of personal empowerment. The myriad simple but profound ways that people connect to create small miracles, gain a greater sense of spirituality, and transform their own -- and others' -- lives in an instant will inspire you to your own invisible acts of power...and attract them to you.
Author: Susan Titus Osborn
Publisher: New Hope Publishers (AL)
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Breaking Invisible Chains, written specifically for domestic abuse victims by victims, is an honest, personal, and encouraging message of hope and illumination. Written by three survivors, the personal stories will help women realize if they are in an abusive relationship. A professional therapist includes insight into specific abuse situations, while each chapter contains a strong scriptural emphasis. The authors stress the role of forgiveness throughout the book, and also include realistic advice on how to handle the ongoing dynamics after the relationship ends. included.
Author: Rose George
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics
Revealing the workings and dangers of freight shipping, which is the key to our economy, environment and civilization, the author sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore to present an eye-opening glimpse into an overlooked world filled with suspect practices, dubious operators and pirates.
Invisible chains is the story of how K.C. Banning and her children survived years in horrific domestic violence, their escape to a life of freedom, and how they were able to put their shattered lives back together and begin to heal.
Author: Edward C. Graves
Release Date: 1991-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A Comprehensive Study & Research of race relations as the process of bringing continuity to the relationship of human societies: Graves presents an analogy of what he calls "Subcultural Psychosis" as the central focus of many members of the U.S. society. This book uses a unique approach to addressing everyday problems for everyday people. It is a tool for personal development & a problem solver for those citizens who find themselves poorly equipped to deal with a changing society. Graves has managed to bring into the forefront a most worthy dialogue of spiritual & cultural consciousness relevant to the 1990s. The school of thought is practical for the average reader. Yet, the work completes itself as a masterpiece of literary art to be cherished & respected by all noted scholars around the global village. To order contact: Capricorn Book Publishers, P.O. Box 5389, Prairie View, TX 77446. 409-931-9995; UB + US Communications, 912 Pembroke Ave., Hampton, VA 23669; Black Images Book Bazaar, 142 Winwood Village, Dallas, TX 75224; Lushena Books, 229 21B Merrick Blvd., Laurelton, NY 11413; High Smith Co., W. 5547 Hwy. 106, Ft. Atkinson, WI 53538-0800.