The Gift of Fear

Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence

Author: Gavin De Becker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747538356

Category: Electronic books

Page: 340

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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.
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The Gift of Fear

Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence

Author: Gavin De Becker

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780440508830

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 372

View: 5309

Explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders and self-defense tactics
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The Gift of Fear

Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence

Author: Gavin de Becker

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316235020

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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A carjacker lurking in a shopping mall parking lot. An abusive husband pounding on the door. A disgruntled employee brandishing a gun. These days, no one is safe from the specter of violence. But according to Gavin de Becker, everyone can feel safer, act safer, be safer -- if they learn how to listen to their own sixth sense about danger. De Becker has made a career of protecting people and predicting violent behavior. His firm handles security for many of Hollywood's top celebrities -- Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Brooke Shields, and John Travolta, among others, according to press reports -- and his computerized risk-assessment system helps analyze threats to members of Congress and the Supreme Court. Now, in this unprecedented guide, de Becker shares his expertise with everyone. Covering all the dangerous situations people typically face -- street crime, domestic abuse, violence in the workplace -- de Becker provides real-life examples and offers specific advice on restraining orders, self-defense, and more. But the key to self-protection, he demonstrates, is learning how to trust -- and act on -- our own intuitions. For everyone who's ever felt threatened, this book is essential reading.
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Protecting the Gift

Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

Author: Gavin De Becker

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307833690

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 4851

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)
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Fear Less

Real Truth about Risk, Safety, and Security in a Time of Terrorism

Author: Gavin De Becker

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316085960

Category: Political Science

Page: 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.
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The Gift of Fear

by Gavin de Becker | Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1683783425

Category: Self-Help

Page: 28

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The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker is a self-help book about assessing potential violence and staying safe across a range of environments. After violent episodes, observers often will remark that they didn’t think the offender was capable of committing a criminal act, such as stalking, domestic abuse, or even assassination. Yet the perpetrator always sends out warning signals that precede violence, which are often noticeable in retrospect. These signals register in the moment, but often people ignore their intuition or choose to discredit it with logic. By trusting intuition and remaining aware of these predictors of violent behavior, people can take steps to limit potential threats in every context and situation. Genuine fear is markedly different from a state of worry or anxiety. Although anxious thoughts can function like intuition, they don’t indicate a real threat to personal safety. True fear, on the other hand, is distinctly all-consuming. PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Gift of Fear: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
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The Gift of Change

Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life

Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061835766

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Bestselling author of Return to Love and Law of Divine Compensation, Marianne Williamson shows people how to live without fear or worry in The Gift of Change. The time in which we now live is more difficult and stressful than people are willing to admit. We live with an abiding sense of collective anxiety. Williamson shows how we are paralyzed in our current state of fear and anger because we are not facing and dealing with the true causes of our anxieties and fears. Williamson reveals that fear and worry do not need to be the only tools in our tool box for dealing with problems in the world. As we learn to trust God and the love that surrounds us and guides us, we will see that what causes us pain is an opportunity for growth, healing, and miracles that can transform us and our world. Williamson delivers hope and healing as she illuminates ten basic changes that each of us can make as we learn to view the world through the eyes of love instead of fear.
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STRONG ON DEFENSE: SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FRO

Author: Sanford Strong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671522930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 1582

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
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Transforming Fear With Love

Trusting the Gift of Grace

Author: J. Claude Huguley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530963171

Category:

Page: 170

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How do we come to FEAR? Can we find a LOVE that transforms FEAR and heals our relationships? Starting from the foundation that "being human is an amazing gift," Transforming FEAR with LOVE invites us to join a Divine/human relational dance that heals our past, empowers our present, and brings hope to our future. Written both for those who hold a strong religious faith and those who might have lost faith in its traditional expressions, Transforming FEAR with LOVE offers a life-giving pathway for spiritual recovery and authentic living.
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Left of Bang

How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life

Author: Patrick Van Horne,Jason A. Riley

Publisher: Black Irish Books

ISBN: 1936891182

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 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 right...be 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.
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Fear

Trump in the White House

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471181316

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT. 'Fear depicts a White House awash in dysfunction, where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner's manual.' The Guardian With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.
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The Gift of the Magi

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775416003

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

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The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry. A young and very much in love couple can barely afford their one-room apartment, let alone the extra expense of getting Christmas presents for one another. But each is determined to show their love for the other in this traditional time of giving; each sells a thing they hold most dear in order to afford a present, with poignant and touching results that capture their love for one another.
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A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do

The Ultimate Guide to Living Safe & Smart

Author: Kathleen Baty

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579546397

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 4630

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.
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Summary Gavin de Becker's the Gift of Fear

Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

Author: Ant Hive Media

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539952107

Category:

Page: 32

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True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won't take "no" for an answer. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust-and act on-our gut instincts. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
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The Power of Fear

How to Defeat Its Authority Over Your Life Through Faith.

Author: Soraya F Presume Calixte Ph D,Soraya Présumé Calixte

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547259618

Category:

Page: 140

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Who can go through life without experiencing fear? As I look back I recall some frightful events in my own life. Experiencing two civil wars from the age of 10 through 12 certainly instilled fear in me. Fear can be debilitating and how many of us struggle with it throughout our lives? As I read this book I couldn't help but wonder the pervasiveness of this issue. This book is relevant, important, practical, and it benefits us all. The Power of Fear is a timely and refreshing look at a topic that keeps many of us, believers and nonbelievers alike, in bondage. It reads like an honest intimate conversation with a friend at a coffee shop. Although the topic is heavy and dense the author manages to leave us with hope and expectation that this too can and shall be overcome. All the while, guiding us to numerous biblical examples that attest to how fear can be conquered. In addition, this book sensitively takes us on a journey via the testimonies of individuals from whom we can not only empathize but also learn. I honor each and every one of their stories. The author, in a clever way, parallels biblical examples of triumph to our practical experiences so that we too, by applying the same principles, can also win the same battle. Since none of us are immune from this pervasive spirit, it is imperative that one arm oneself. The Power of Fear not only serves as a pertinent read but also as a reference to the many scriptural passages one should study when dealing with the subject of fear. Where better to look to than the bible in which we find all instruction to living a victorious life? Thank you, Soraya, for venturing into this God-led journey and condensing this information so that more people can gain knowledge of the One who can truly liberate us from the spirit of fear. In this way live life more abundantly! Maria Pina
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The Gift of Failure

How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Author: Jessica Lahey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062299247

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.
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The Gift of Death

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226143064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 115

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In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly
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Embracing Fear

How to Turn What Scares Us into Our Greatest Gift

Author: Thom Rutledge

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061741531

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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It′s Time to Take Back Your Life Fear takes many forms -- dread, panic, anxiety, self-consciousness, superstition, and negativity -- and manifests itself in many ways -- avoidance, procrastination, judgment, control, and agitation, to name just a few. Whether we are afraid of the dark or being alone, of failure or commitment, of public speaking or flying, fear dominates our lives, affecting nearly every decision we make. Combining compelling stories from the author′s twenty-five-year practice, examples from his own struggles with addiction and depression, and practical exercises and tools, Embracing Fear does not pretend to teach the impossible and eliminate fear, but rather shows us that once we understand it we can live beyond its tyrannical control. Instead of repressing or ignoring the voices of panic and dread, we learn that it is only through facing, exploring, accepting, and responding to fear that we free ourselves from its paralyzing grip.
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Facing Violence

Preparing for the Unexpected

Author: Rory Miller

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594392374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 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.
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