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)

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.


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

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.

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.

The Clinical Prediction of Violent Behavior

The Clinical Prediction of Violent Behavior Author John Monahan
ISBN-10 9781568214894
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 134
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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.

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"--

Extreme Fear

Extreme Fear Author Jeff Wise
ISBN-10 0230101801
Release 2009-12-08
Pages 256
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Ever since the phrase "fight or flight" was coined in the 1920s, the common understanding has been that the mind respond to danger in one of two ways - either fleeing in blind panic, or fighting through it. But as scientists unlock the secrets of the human brain, a more complex understanding of the fear response has emerged. It turns out that the ancient brain circuitry wired to process fear is also intricately tied to our ability to master new skills, and that the icy sensation of terror can actually enhance both our physical and our mental performance. Veteran science journalist Jeff Wise, who writes the "I'll Try Anything" column for Popular Mechanics, journeys into the heart of the primal force to find its hidden roots: Where does panic come from? How is it that some people can perform masterfully under pressure? How can we live a more courageous life? Reporting from the front lines of science, Wise takes us into labs where scientists are learning how we make decisions when confronted with physical peril, how time is perceived when the mind is on high alert, and how willpower succeeds or fails in controlling fear. Along the way, he illuminates the science with riveting stories of true-life danger and survival. We watch a woman defend herself from a mountain lion attack in a remote canyon; we witness couple desperately fighting to beat back an encircling wildfire; we see a pilot struggle to maintain control of his plane as its wing begins to detach. Full of amazing characters and cutting-edge science, Extreme Fear is an original and absorbing look at how we can raise the limits of human potential.

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.

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.

A Girl s Gotta Do What a Girl s Gotta Do

A Girl s Gotta Do What a Girl s Gotta Do Author Kathleen Baty
ISBN-10 1579546390
Release 2003-03-19
Pages 256
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A guide for women on how to protect oneself from violence offers information on keeping safe in a wide variety of situations and includes advice on self-defense products, Internet safety, and workplace violence.

Verbal Judo

Verbal Judo Author George J. Thompson, PhD
ISBN-10 9780062031686
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 224
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Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.

The Safety Godmothers The ABCs of Awareness Boundaries and Confidence for Teens

The Safety Godmothers  The ABCs of Awareness  Boundaries and Confidence for Teens Author Ellen Snortland
ISBN-10 0971144737
Release 2014-06-27
Pages 282
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FOR PARENTS: Do you avoid speaking to your kids about violence? It's not your fau This is a book that will change - and possibly even save - your life, or the life of your child. The Safety Godmothers - Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta - know violence reduction and prevention from A-Z. This book is an invaluable compilation of Ellen and Lisa's personal safety techniques, practical insights and advice, based on their decades of real-world experience. Gavin de Becker, a revered authority in violence prevention worldwide and Oprah's go-to expert, shares his know-how in three featured chapters. In addition, there are more than 20 real-life success stories, where all sorts of people overcame dangerous situations by using time-tested, reliable skills that let them set verbal and physical boundaries when their safety was compromised. The results will astound you! FOR TEENS: Uh-oh! A creepy guy scared the wits out of you when you were out with your friends. All you could do was freeze, and hope he'd go away. You want to tell your parents about it, but you don't want to freak them out because you cherish your freedom. The Safety Godmothers, Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta, hear you. Your friends say, "Get over it!" "Ignore it." "You make a big deal out of everything." Nonetheless, YOU want to understand what to do next time, whether it involves bad behavior by someone you know, or from a stranger. It's bad enough if you're a girl; boys are "supposed" to know how to handle dicey situations with violent people. Who can they talk to about personal safety without being labeled a "wimp"? From weekly indignities at school or work, to really scary situations, reading The Safety Godmothers: The ABCs of Awareness, Boundaries and Confidence will help you to be out and about safely. Gavin de Becker, Oprah's go-to expert, shares his know-how in three featured chapters. While the subject matter sounds serious, the book is actually a lot of fun. Ellen and Lisa provide "How We See It" commentary that is often irreverent ... and sometimes even a little bit naughty! You've never had such a good time learning to stay safe. ABOUT THE AUTHORS The Safety Godmothers is not only the name of the book, but also the identity of its two authors, Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta. The Safety Godmothers have decades of experience in training thousands of women, girls, men and boys in verbal and physical self-defense. Ms. Gaeta is the founder and CEO of IMPACT Personal Safety of Southern California, and recognized internationally as the most experienced trainer in full-force, adrenaline based self-defense. Ms. Snortland is the author of "Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior in Women and Girls," which is deemed a classic in the personal safety field. She has spoken about and taught self-defense all over the world, and been featured on Dateline NBC. Gavin de Becker, our "Safety Godfather," is widely regarded as the leading expert on the prediction and management of violence. He is also the author of several books, including the best-selling "The Gift of Fear." The Safety Godmothers wish you the best life has to offer and the inspiration to live a full and courageous life... and kick some serious butt if you must!

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.”