The Gift of Fear

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ISBN: 0747538352
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 334
Author: Gavin De Becker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

Download and read online The Gift of Fear in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: UCSC:32106015691204
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 420
Author: Gavin De Becker
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

Download and read online The Gift of Fear in PDF and EPUB 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

Filename: the-gift-of-fear.pdf
ISBN: 0440508835
Release Date: 1999-05
Number of pages: 372
Author: Gavin De Becker
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

Download and read online The Gift of Fear in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 9780307833693
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Number of pages: 352
Author: Gavin De Becker
Publisher: Dell

Download and read online Protecting the Gift in PDF and EPUB 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)

Just 2 Seconds

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ISBN: 0615214479
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 655
Author: Gavin De Becker

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Beauty Bites Beast

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ISBN: 0971144702
Release Date: 1998-12-01
Number of pages: 198
Author: Ellen Snortland

Download and read online Beauty Bites Beast in PDF and EPUB 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.


Filename: strong-on-defense-simple-strategies-to-protect-you-and-your-family-fro.pdf
ISBN: 9780671522933
Release Date: 1996-05-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Sanford Strong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online STRONG ON DEFENSE SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FRO in PDF and EPUB 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

50 Psychology Classics

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ISBN: 1857884736
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Number of pages: 338
Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Download and read online 50 Psychology Classics in PDF and EPUB Explore the key wisdom and figures of psychology's development over 50 books, hundreds of ideas, and a century of time.

Left of Bang

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ISBN: 9781936891184
Release Date: 2014-06-19
Number of pages: 240
Author: Patrick Van Horne
Publisher: Black Irish Books

Download and read online Left of Bang in PDF and EPUB "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.

The Unthinkable

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ISBN: 9781409069355
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Number of pages: 304
Author: Amanda Ripley
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Unthinkable in PDF and EPUB It was 8.46 a.m. on 9/11 when Elia Zedeño, who had worked in the World Trade Center for twenty-one years, heard a booming explosion and felt the building lurch violently to the south. She grabbed her desk, taking her feet off the floor, and screamed, 'What's happening?' How would you react to a disaster? Would you be paralysed with fear? Would you panic and lose control? Or might you suddenly discover hidden strengths in yourself? In The Unthinkable, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how we react in a crisis. Through compelling interviews with survivors and experts she uncovers our instinctive reactions, shows how primitive parts of our brains take over when we're put under pressure, and demonstrates that we can, in fact, train ourselves to do better. We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. In The Unthinkable you can become acquainted with yours.Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.

Dangerous Instincts

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ISBN: 9781101545164
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Number of pages: 288
Author: Mary Ellen O'Toole Ph.D
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Dangerous Instincts in PDF and EPUB 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.

On Killing

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ISBN: 9781497629202
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Number of pages: 416
Author: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online On Killing in PDF and EPUB A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Summary of the Gift of Fear

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ISBN: 1540571890
Release Date: 2016-11-22
Number of pages: 24
Author: Fastreads
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Summary of the Gift of Fear in PDF and EPUB "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!

Conflict Communication

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ISBN: 9781594393327
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 186
Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

Download and read online Conflict Communication in PDF and EPUB 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.”

Staying Alive

Filename: staying-alive.pdf
ISBN: 1438004087
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 304
Author: Michael Dorn
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

Download and read online Staying Alive in PDF and EPUB Examines strategies that have been used to avert school shootings, bombings, home invasions, and other destructive acts, and considers how these life-saving techniques can be used by the average person to respond to crises.