The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear Author Gavin De Becker
ISBN-10 0747538352
Release 2000
Pages 334
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In this work, Gavin de Becker shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger - before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including ideas on how to act when approached by a stranger.

The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear Author Gavin De Becker
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106015691204
Release 1998
Pages 420
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Explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders and self-defense tactics

The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear Author Gavin De Becker
ISBN-10 0440508835
Release 1999-05
Pages 372
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Explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders and self-defense tactics

Protecting the Gift

Protecting the Gift Author Gavin De Becker
ISBN-10 9780307833693
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 352
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Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violence All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions: How can I know a baby-sitter won't turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103) What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137) What's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91) How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175) How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148) What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86) How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98) What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191) What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218) And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)

50 Psychology Classics

50 Psychology Classics Author Tom Butler-Bowdon
ISBN-10 1857884736
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 338
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Explore the key wisdom and figures of psychology's development over 50 books, hundreds of ideas, and a century of time.

Beauty Bites Beast

Beauty Bites Beast Author Ellen Snortland
ISBN-10 0971144702
Release 1998-12-01
Pages 198
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Women are capable of defending themselves and their loved ones--if they learn how. It is not the female's size, it is her culturally induced ignorance that makes her think she is helpless. This book is a clarion call to "sleeping beauties" to wake up and take charge of their own self-defense--both verbal and physical--and celebrates women (and kids) who fought back. Funny and provocative, this is an irreverent but deadly serious look at how family, religion, history, news and entertainment keep women thinking they are defenseless.--From publisher description.

Fear Less

Fear Less Author Gavin De Becker
ISBN-10 0316085960
Release 2002
Pages 229
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Gavin de Becker's landmark book THE GIFT OF FEAR showed millions of readers how to better protect themselves from violence and unwarranted fear. Now, in FEAR LESS, de Becker answers the questions many Americans have been asking since September 11th: Can air travel be safe?What is the risk of biological or chemical attack? Can the government detect and prevent future acts? How can we best talk to our children about what has happened and what might happen? What can we do to reduce fear and worry?What specific steps can we take to reduce terrorism? What are terrorists likely to do next? Most simply, is everything going to be all right? De Becker says, "Just as your imagination has placed you in frightening situations, it is now time to place yourself in empowering situations, time to see that you have a role to play, and contrary to so many TV news stories, it isn't just victim-in-waiting." FEAR LESS offers specific recommendations that can enhance our national security and our individual safety and help put fear into perspective. Nobody in the world understands risk and safety better than Gavin de Becker. At a time of uncertainty, terrorism, and a whole new set of rules, it is hard to imagine a more important, more reassuring, and more necessary book than FEAR LESS.

Clinical Prediction of Violent Behavior The Master Work Series

Clinical Prediction of Violent Behavior  The Master Work Series Author John Monahan
ISBN-10 9781461627838
Release 1977-07-07
Pages 152
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As therapists are increasingly held legally responsible for failing to predict their client''s violent behaviour, the pressure to know and forecast behaviour - never the chosen domain of clinicians - has risen. Worries about potential law suits invade the therapeutic setting. The volume enables therapists to master the proven signs of potentially harmful acts, so that they can get back to the work they were trained for: helping people.


ISBN-10 9780671522933
Release 1996-05-01
Pages 256
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Draws on true stories of people who have been involved in criminal violence to illustrate how to develop a survival mindset and quick, immediate reactions in the case of a criminal attack

Just 2 Seconds

Just 2 Seconds Author Gavin De Becker
ISBN-10 0615214479
Release 2008
Pages 655
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Just 2 Seconds has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Just 2 Seconds also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Just 2 Seconds book for free.

Facing Violence

Facing Violence Author Rory Miller
ISBN-10 9781594392375
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 242
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This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching ‘complete.’ Training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable: Legal and ethical implications. To learn self-defense, you must learn force law. The consequence is prison. Side by side with the legal rules, everyone must explore his or her own ethical limitations. Most people don’t really know where this ethical line lies within them. Violence dynamics. Self-defense must teach how attacks happen. You must be able to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind you are facing. Avoidance. You need to learn and practice not-fighting. Learning includes escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and also pure not-be-there avoidance. Counter-ambush. If you didn’t see the precursors or couldn’t successfully avoid the encounter, you will need a handful of actions, trained to reflex level, to deal with a sudden violent attack. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a sudden attack. You must learn to recognize a freeze and break out of one. The fight itself. Most martial arts and self-defense instructors concentrate their time on the fight. It just needs to be in line with how violence really happens in the world. The aftermath. There are potential legal, psychological, and medical effects of engaging in violence no matter how justified. Advanced preparation is critical.


Fearless Author Paul Henry Danylewich
ISBN-10 0802081126
Release 2001
Pages 118
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Practical advice on personal safety awareness and a variety of easy, effective self-defence strategies, illustrated with over 140 action photos.

The New Superpower for Women

The New Superpower for Women Author Steve Kardian
ISBN-10 9781501159244
Release 2017-08-08
Pages 240
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"In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a "hard target" and not a "soft target" by simply trusting your gut. Additionally, he shows how the habits of safety can become an integral part of your daily routine"--

Left of Bang

Left of Bang Author Patrick Van Horne
ISBN-10 9781936891184
Release 2014-06-19
Pages 240
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"At a time when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need.” —General James Mattis, USMC, Ret. "Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley affirm a compelling truth: It's better to detect sinister intentions early than respond to violent actions late. Left of Bang helps readers avoid the bang." —Gavin de Becker, bestselling author of The Gift of Fear "Rare is the book that is immediately practical and interesting. Left of Bang accomplishes this from start to finish. There is something here for everyone in the people business and we are all in the people business." —Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying. "Left of Bang is a highly important and innovative book that offers a substantial contribution to answering the challenge of Fourth Generation war (4GW)." —William S. Lind, author of Maneuver Warfare Handbook "Like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Left of Bang isn't just for the military. It's a must read for anyone who has ever had a gut feeling that something's not quite it walking down the street, sitting in a corporate boardroom, or even entering an empty home." --Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos and Gates of Fire “An amazing book! Applying the lessons learned during the longest war in American history, and building on seminal works like The Gift of Fear and On Combat, this book provides a framework of knowledge that will bring military, law enforcement, and individual citizens to new levels of survival mindset and performance in life-and-death situations. Left of Bang is an instant classic.” --Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army Ret., author of On Combat and On Killing -- You walk into a restaurant and get an immediate sense that you should leave. -- You are about to step onto an elevator with a stranger and something stops you. -- You interview a potential new employee who has the resume to do the job, but something tells you not to offer a position. These scenarios all represent LEFT OF BANG, the moments before something bad happens. But how many times have you talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or getting over your silly “gut” feeling about someone? Is there a way to not just listen to your inner protector more, but to actually increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen? Legendary Marine General James Mattis asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter program. A comprehensive and no-nonsense approach to heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, LEFT OF BANG is the result.

Summary of the Gift of Fear

Summary of the Gift of Fear Author Fastreads
ISBN-10 1540571890
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 24
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"Real fear is a signal intended to be very brief, a mere servant of intuition." - Gavin de Becker "There are two rules about fear that, if you accept them, can improve your use of it, reduce its frequency, and literally transform your experience of life." - Gavin de Becker "Like every creature, you can know when you are in the presence of danger. You have the gift of a brilliant internal guardian that stands ready to warn you of hazards and guide you through risky situations." - Gavin de Becker "If you tell someone ten times that you don't want to talk to him, you are talking to them-nine more times than you wanted to." - Gavin de Becker What will you gain from reading this book? It's possible to predict danger by listening to your intuition Intuition isn't supernatural or mystical but instead it's your natural defense mechanism Criminals, no matter how heartless, are humans just like you, and you can predict their behavior if you observe them carefully How to use your survival signals to sense danger- they will save your life! Asking the right questions, even when it seems rude, can make all the difference in identifying danger How to tell the difference between a real threat or simply hollow words meant to intimidate you A stalker who refuses to stop bothering you doesn't mean he loves you When you face an intimate enemy, know that your troubles won't fade away even if you've become immune to them ***Don't Miss Gavin de Becker's gripping book, "The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence." In this book, de Becker explores the dark world of not only how fear can drive us, but also how we must use it to our advantage. Gain his key insights on how to protect yourself in this stark look at evil, violence, and the human mind.*** Book Summary Overview The number of rapes, murders, robberies and other crimes has increased enormously today. It's shocking that at least 75 women are raped with every passing hour in the USA alone. The best way to keep safe is to prevent such danger, and that's where this book comes in. Sure, it's easy to say rather than do it, and violence can make you go numb with fear, but the fact that you can use your fear to protect yourself is not only incredible but also makes sense. Whether you have a stalker harassing you or your husband abusing you, Gavin De Becker shows you how to deal with it. Written in an engaging manner, this book makes you realize that it's possible to predict danger by relying on your intuition. Never disregard what your intuition has to say. Needless to say, this book can certainly save your life if you remember that fear that sometimes feels like a curse can also be your biggest ally. Own your copy today!

Dangerous Instincts

Dangerous Instincts Author Mary Ellen O'Toole Ph.D
ISBN-10 9781101545164
Release 2011-10-13
Pages 288
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Fear can't help you in a dangerous situation. A former FBI profiler shows you what can. As one of the world's top experts on psychopathy and criminal behavior, Mary Ellen O'Toole has seen repeatedly how relying on the sense of fear alone often fails to protect us from danger. Whether you are opening the door to a stranger or meeting a date you connected with online, you need to know how to protect yourself from harm-physical, financial, legal, and professional. Using the SMART method, which O'Toole developed and used at the FBI, we can confidently know how to: Respond to a threat in any situation Hire someone who will work inside your home like a contractor or housekeeper Figure out whether a prospective employee is a safe bet Know whom you can trust with your children An especially useful book for women living alone, parents who are concerned about their children's safety, and employers worried about employees who might go postal, Dangerous Instincts gives us the tools used by professionals to navigate potentially hazardous waters. Like The Gift of Fear and The Sociopath Next Door, it will appeal to anyone looking to make the right call in an ever threatening world.

Conflict Communication

Conflict Communication Author Rory Miller
ISBN-10 9781594393327
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 186
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Your reactions to conflict are subconscious, scripted, and for the good of the group. Conflict happens everywhere: at work, with friends and family, among strangers, and certainly in violence. Why did your boss ignore a suggestion that could save millions of dollars? Why do you have the same argument again and again with your spouse? When someone insults you, why do you get angry? Why do bad guys beat up the weak? You have three brains. • Lizard brain (survival) • Monkey brain (emotion / social status) • Human brain (reason) Each “brain” has a different priority and evolved to deal with different kinds of conflict. They work using different scripts and have a very clear seniority system. Conflict Communication (ConCom) presents a functional taxonomy to see, understand, and manipulate the roots of life’s conflicts. You will have the background, the principles, and a collection of tricks to manage and ideally avoid dangerous conflicts. No going back. After reading this book, you can never go back. Even if you reject everything in the program, even if you refuse to admit how often your monkey brain has controlled your life, escalations toward conflict will never again be invisible to you. As the fortune cookie says, “Your life is about to change.”