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"The Gift of Fear"

Gavin De Becker was twice appointed to the President's Advisory Board at the US Dept of Justice. He has developed risk assessment and response to the CIA, police agencies, Federal Government.... He has written this book to help educate the public, and specifically women, to identify a threatening situation and advises you how to de-escalate a situation. Excellent Book!

"Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand and Deal with People Who Try to Control You"

Control is key to an abusive relationship. If you were or are being abused, this is a great book for you!

"Why Does He DO That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men"

This book is highly rated! It is written by a batterer's program specialist and provides excellent insight into men who batter's experiences. Very helpful!

"The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond"

One of the best books I have ever read! Really helpful if you are involved with someone who is emotionally and verbally abusive. A must!

"Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free"

A classic read for survivors of partner or domestic violence. Personal accounts of women who survived domestic abuse. Women who are being abused often minimize the serious risks they face on a daily basis. This book brings hope for women.

"Getting Free: You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life"

A book about stopping abuse in your life. Empowering book for women.

"It's My Live Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence"

Very useful for survivors who are trying to recover from a violent relationship.

"In the Fig Tree: Surviving Domestic Violence in Words and Pictures"

Survivor's accounts of domestic violence from a Pittsburg shelter. Survivors write about their experiences, draw pictures and express their stories. Very empowering!

"Intimate Betrayal: Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships"

An important book to read if you are a lesbian in a violent relationship. There are many myths about same-sex domestic violence. This helps address these and help lesbian women.

"Family & Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk and Take Action When Someone You Care About is Being Abused"

A First of its kind! The name says it all!

"The Wisdom of 5 Messengers: Learning to Follow the Guidance of Feelings"

I educate all of my clients, especially trauma survivors, to learn to listen to their bodies, emotions and instincts. This book educates readers all about the importance of your emotions and being able to reconnect with your innate instincts and inner wisdom. It is a very important book for learning to "really" heal and growth.