Unravelling Us

Unravelling Us

Toni Tapp Coutts, author of A Sunburnt Childhood 'Heartbreaking, raw, and primal, Unravelling Us lays bare the love between mother and child, and the sometimes impossible gaps in between. Renee's story spares us nothing, as we traverse ...

Author: Renee McBryde

Publisher: Bad Apple Press

ISBN: 9780645265118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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What happens after you write a tell-all memoir that reveals your family’s darkest secrets? Renee McBryde has a really intriguing life story. Her mother and father met when they were living on the streets in Kings Cross. Her mum gave birth to Renee when she was only 15 and Renee’s father was jailed for murder just before she was born. Renee grew up being told over and over again that she had to keep the identity of her father secret and she did ... until it ended up doing her much more harm than good. In 2017 Renee wrote a book revealing the secret and the impact it had on her and her identity. Little did she know that the book would go on to attract sensational media attention and sell widely across Australia and the UK. Her second book, Unravelling Us, examines what happens to a family after a tell-all memoir and its accompanying publicity is published. While Renee was busy appearing on 60 Minutes and SBS’s Insight, and being interviewed on radio and for magazines, her previous close-knit family life was imploding. Unravelling Us delves deeply into the behind the scenes of a family whose dysfunction becomes public knowledge and the impact that has on all of them. It looks at the complex relationships between families, especially mothers and their children, and uses stories from Renee’s work as a social worker and child protection officer in Alice Springs to look at the inherited cycles of abuse and trauma. After having such terrible role models as parents, Renee is fearful she will unconsciously repeat the patterns of parenting that she was exposed to, as she sees it happening all the time in her job. However, she also witnesses moments when a pattern is broken, in her own life and in her work, which gives her hope that her books will be of some help to others. ‘Raw and ferocious in its honesty, Renee’s story is one few others can tell.’ Liz Hayes, 60 Minutes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unravelling Trauma and Weaving Resilience with Systemic and Narrative Therapy

Unravelling Trauma and Weaving Resilience with Systemic and Narrative Therapy

This book invites us to walk alongside a talented practitioner, Sabine Vermeire, 'meandering, zigzagging, back and forth' with her as she guides us along the ups and downs, twists and turns of her practice. Along the path, she gives us ...

Author: Sabine Vermeire

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000787917

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Unravelling Trauma and Weaving Resilience with Systemic and Narrative Therapy is an innovative book that details how clinicians can engage children, families and their networks in creative and collaborative relationships to elicit change within the context of trauma and violence. Combining systemic, narrative and dialogical theoretical frameworks with clinical examples, this volume focuses on therapeutic conversations that can help children, and those involved with them, deconstruct their experienced difficulties, and create more hopeful stories and alternative ways of relating to one another through a sense of play. Vermeire advocates for serious playfulness as a way of directly addressing trauma and its effects, as well as along ‘trauma-sensitive’ side paths. Puppetry, artwork, interviews and theatre play are used to weave networks of resilience in ever-widening circles and this approach is informed by the awareness that individual problems are always to be seen as relational, social and political. This book is an important read for therapists and social workers who work with traumatised children and their multi-stressed families.
Categories: Psychology

Unravelling the Urban Lexicons of Our Everyday Environments

Unravelling the Urban Lexicons of Our Everyday Environments

If we can understand how they affect us, details could be managed in ways that transform an inhospitable place into somewhere lively and well-loved. WHEN The street workshops, 'Detail Detectives' will run on Friday 2nd, Sat 3rd, ...

Author: Rosanna Vitiello

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781257765133

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 252

View: 467

Unravelling the urban lexicons offers insights into how people respond to urban details, and begins to decipher how details in our city environments affect our perceptions of a place. This book is a synthesis of the street workshops, interviews, visual research and analysis that make up the project. Together, they form a guide to unravelling the lexicons of signs and details that make us love or loathe our urban spaces--Back cover.
Categories: Cities and towns

The Unravelling

The Unravelling

judgement of most senior US military, who argued that the US troop presence was the problem and that the US should continue to transition to the Iraqi security forces. IT WAS V CORPS that had first established its base at al-Faw Palace ...

Author: Emma Sky

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782392590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Emma Sky was working for the British Council during the invasion of Iraq, when the ad went around calling for volunteers. Appalled at what she saw as a wrongful war, she signed up, expecting to be gone for months. Instead, her time in Iraq spanned a decade, and became a personal odyssey so unlikely that it could be a work of fiction. Quickly made civilian representative of the CPA in Kirkuk, and then political advisor to General Odierno, Sky became valued for her outspoken voice and the unique perspective she offered as an outsider. In her intimate, clear-eyed memoir of her time in Iraq, a young British woman among the men of the US military, Emma Sky provides a vivid portrait of this most controversial of interventions, exploring how and why the Iraq project failed.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unravel Thoughts A Radical Take on Thinking Straight and an Insight into Self Awareness

Unravel Thoughts A Radical Take on Thinking Straight and an Insight into Self Awareness

on getting these unattainable people to approve of us that we are missing what is right before our eyes . Who cares ! People are just people : Let those who reject us make us more powerful . We can use these people for inspiration and ...

Author: Pooja Gopal

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers


Category: Self-Help

Page: 77

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The illusion of control is a bias that describes how we believe our influence extends to things that are impossible to manipulate. Are your thoughts clouded? What happens when you are in an inferior situation and cannot match the dot to overcome the condition? If you cannot think straight, you’ll be unable to triumph over any deleterious circumstance. We need to know what’s happening to us because we can only change what we are aware of, We need to reconnect with our thoughts, feelings, and actions to see how they affect the world around us. Unravelling our thoughts is not just about introspection – it is also about looking outward. If you’re looking for something that gives you the freedom to find everything you ever wanted residing within you waiting to be expressed then you’re holding the right book. Packed with honesty, motivation, encouragement, and humor, This book challenges the way you think about yourself and others; how you see and think about the future; it motivates and inspires you to march forward with confidence and get the things you want out of life.
Categories: Self-Help

Unravel your Hidden Gems

Unravel your Hidden Gems

My father taught me that we can truly succeed when we celebrate the success of others; he always enjoined us to show love to our neighbours and not to envy any of our friends or neighbours when they succeed. My father instilled the fear ...

Author: Tolu' A. Akinyemi

Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD

ISBN: 9781999815981

Category: Art

Page: 394

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Unravel your Hidden Gems is a collection of inspirational and motivational essays from the heart of the acclaimed author, Tolu' A. Akinyemi. Released hot on the heels of Tolu's first book of poetry, Dead Lions Don't Roar, this new book is a study on Life, encouraging people to succeed at what they feel is important to their own happiness. Be it private life, business, religion, career, or relationships, each part of life is discovered. This mind-altering life manual can be read as a whole or visited in snippets for day to day inspiration. Each essay examines and highlights challenges in life and how to succeed in enjoying life with grace. A self-help study on life with a refreshing difference, the book is a totality of life's journey, reminding us we are here on a temporary basis and that it is our duty to not hide in obscurity, but to Unravel Your Hidden Gems before it is too late! Pure Inspiration!
Categories: Art

Unravel the Dusk

Unravel the Dusk

“Why isn't the enchanter walking with us?” I glanced at Edan, who'd kept half a dozen paces ahead during our entire march. My lips pursed, and I didn't reply. Keton knew as well as I did the answer to that. Baba was still wary of Edan; ...

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529362930

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 277

Three magical gowns. Two kingdoms on the brink of war. One chance to save them all. Maia Tamarin proved her skill as a tailor when she wove the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars, but it will take more than a beautiful gown to hide the darkness rising up within her, in the stunning sequel to Spin the Dawn. Maia Tamarin's journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war, while Edan, the boy she loves, is gone - perhaps forever. No sooner does she set foot in the Autumn Palace than she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor's bride-to-be. But the emperor's rivals learn of her deception, and there is hell to pay - yet the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within. Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing: losing control of her magic, her body and her mind. It's only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, but until then she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her home. The stakes are higher than ever in this breathtaking sequel to Spin the Dawn. ** Praise for Elizabeth Lim ** 'Your next big YA series' Entertainment Weekly 'A stunning tapestry of adventure' Washington Post 'What an amazing creation!' Tamora Pierce
Categories: Young Adult Fiction



“Most of us were here already. IPL officials came to our houses and asked us if we gave consent to meeting our Spares. Then they asked if our parents gave consent—not that that made any difference, it turned out, it was just to log who ...

Author: Imogen Howson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442446588

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 171

A sequel to Linked finds Elissa and Lin exposing the government's secret experiments only to find their home planet thrown into chaos by limited resources and a surge in anti-Spare hostilities.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction



It should have taken just twenty minutes to back to Barbara's but instead it took us closer to an hour due to an accident and by that time my arms were aching to hold my son. I relieved Barbara of him the moment she opened the door to ...

Author: Lenny Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326066116

Category: Fiction

Page: 654

View: 189

In life there will always be choices and the right choice is often the hardest one to make, but what happens when you start to doubt the choices you made in the past? What happens if you learn that someone else made a choice for you? Karla has had to learn the hard way that "happily ever after" does not exist but that does not mean that she can not be happy with the right now and she really is happy despite everyone's reservations. Life with John is as near to perfect as she could have ever dared hope for but it does not take long for the past to catch up with her and then everything starts to unravel.
Categories: Fiction



Unfortunately, none of us heard about the trial until yesterday, when I was already sloshing full of magic. We file toward the benches on the south side of the square, already full with the women of St. Clotilde's Abbey.

Author: Amelia Loken

Publisher: Sword and Silk Books

ISBN: 9781736430095

Category: Young Adult Fiction


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Deaf. Princess. Witch. SOME IDENTITIES YOU EMBRACE. OTHERS WILL GET YOU KILLED. Sixteen-year-old Marguerite knows her uncle doesn't like her. True, she's in line for the throne before him and he contends she's too deaf to rule, but she's known since he broke her hand to keep her from using sign language. Now, as the kingdom's Bishop-Princep, Uncle Reichard has declared war on magic and Marguerite must hide the fact that she's a witch. While witnessing her first witch trial, Marguerite rescues a child from death with the help of a handsome, itinerant acrobat, Tys. Marguerite flees, hiding in the neighboring empire where magical gifts can flourish. Before her training is complete, war threatens. She returns home, only to witness her uncle seizing the throne. He isolates and imprisons her. Marguerite's love for her people drives her to continue defying him. But to challenge him means she'll have to rely on her homemade invisibility cloak, questionable allies, and Tys, the one boy she never should have trusted.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction