Books & Guides

Awareness is an important part of healing. We have curated a list of books and guides for survivors of gender based violence, practitioners and the public. They can be easily accessed on Amazon.

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us (Kindle Edition)

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We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a “global epidemic.” In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.

In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don’t know we’re seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.

Recover and Rebuild Domestic Violence Workbook: Moving On from Partner Abuse

Your healing is in your hands with this survivor’s recovery workbook

It’s time to turn the page and start the next chapter of your life’s journey. The Recover and Rebuild Domestic Violence Workbook is an easy-to-use workbook full of healing exercises and journaling prompts to empower survivors of abusive relationships. The self-guided approach offers critical thinking, coping skills, and other proven tools to help you strengthen and rebuild from domestic violence―and move forward into a new stage of life.

Find answers about domestic violence and explore the types of trauma you may be dealing with in the wake of an abusive relationship. Work through simple exercises and thoughtful writing prompts designed to help you process your feelings―and let go of the ones that don’t serve you. Discover advice for building healthy communication skills and navigating future relationships. Your story is just beginning!

Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse

From a leading voice on recovering from toxic relationships, a deeply insightful guide to getting back to your “old self” again–in order to truly heal and move on.

The Psychology of Abusive Relationships: How to Understand Your Abuser, Empower Yourself, and Take Your Life Back Paperback – March 16, 2017

Are you forced to smile and justify your relationship to everyone – even yourself? Struggling with self-doubt, shame, but feeling hopeless?It’s not your fault and you have nothing to be ashamed of. You wouldn’t blame a car accident victim, and you can’t blame yourself. The Psychology of Abusive Relationships is your guide to understand exactly how you ended up in an abusive relationship no matter who you are. Get inside the head of your abuser.

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men $12.99

In this groundbreaking bestseller, Lundy Bancroft—a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men—uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.

Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse

Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of psychological abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people.Psychological abuse leaves no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse.Healing from Hidden Abuse walks the reader through each of the six recovery stages researched and developed by the author. The stages are: Despair, Education, Awakening, Boundaries, Restoration and Maintenance. A guided Personal Reflections journal is included in the back of the book to help the reader go deeper in their application of the six stages of recovery. The journal can be used individually or in a small group setting.

Eliminating Gender-Based Violence 1st Edition

While promoting access to resources and systems of support for those affected by gender-based violence is absolutely crucial, this new book focuses attention on the important question of how communities can take action to prevent violence and abuse.

Using examples of current research and practice, the book explores the actions that can be taken in individual sectors of society, our schools, faith communities, campuses, on our streets and using new popular technologies. The contributors draw on global examples to highlight the importance of learning from the study of the interaction between socio-political contexts and effective policies and strategies to address gender-based violence.

Whatever It Takes: Living with, Leaving and Surviving Psychological Abuse (Signed copy)

£9.99

Are you stuck in an abusive relationship? Do you feel you need to step out of it and into something else? Do you want to stand up for yourself and your beliefs? Are you feeling scared and alone?

This book is a story of survival and hope. It provides sound advice and guidance for anyone wishing they could rewrite their script and shine.

Whatever It Takes: Living with, Leaving and Surviving Psychological Abuse (Downloadable E-book)

£4.99

Are you stuck in an abusive relationship? Do you feel you need to step out of it and into something else? Do you want to stand up for yourself and your beliefs? Are you feeling scared and alone?

This book is a story of survival and hope. It provides sound advice and guidance for anyone wishing they could rewrite their script and shine.

Create YOUR Blockbuster Life: Step out of the wings into YOUR Spotlight (Downloadable E-Book)

£4.99

Are you feeling like you’re stuck in a mid-life crisis? Are you feeling a little lost or stuck? Are you feeling that life has passed you by? Have you gone through major adversity and are wondering how to bounce back?

You are in the right place – this book will inspire and motivate you to rewrite your script. It is possible to rebuild your life.

Create YOUR Blockbuster Life: Step out of the wings into YOUR Spotlight (Signed copy)

£9.99

Are you feeling like you’re stuck in a mid-life crisis? Are you feeling a little lost or stuck? Are you feeling that life has passed you by? Have you gone through major adversity and are wondering how to bounce back?

You are in the right place – this book will inspire and motivate you to rewrite your script. It is possible to rebuild your life.

Whatever It Takes and Create YOUR Blockbuster Life (Downloadable e-books)

£8.99

Download both of Deb’s books for the combined price of just £8.99.

Whatever It Takes and Create YOUR Blockbuster Life (Signed copy of both books)

£15.99

Get a signed copy of both of Deb’s books for the combined price of just £15.99

Narcissism

Rethinking Narcissism: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists

When most of us hear the word narcissism or narcissist, we envision vain, preening, braggarts who can’t stop talking about themselves. But most of the time, we’ve got it wrong; many narcissists aren’t driven by looks,fame, or money—some may even be shy or soft spoken. The startling truth is we’ve been distracted by an empty stereotype that blinds us to far more reliable signs of danger—and an entire generation is suffering because of it.  

In Rethinking Narcissism Harvard Medical School psychologist Craig Malkin addresses the “narcissism epidemic” by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. Readers will learn that there’s far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. The reality is that we all fall somewhere between utter selflessness and grandiosity. A healthy middle—a healthy degree of narcissism—is essential for a strong sense of self. Malkin deconstructs our misconceptions of narcissism and offers clear, step-by-step guidance on how to protect ourselves and how to promote healthy narcissism in our partners, our children, and ourselves.

Divorcing and Healing from a Narcissist: Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery. Co-parenting after an Emotionally destructive Marriage and Splitting up with with a toxic ex

A life changing book for anyone trapped in an unhealthy marriage or relationship.

Self Care Tips

The Self Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Increase Wellbeing (Kindle Edition)

Real self care practices to enrich every part of your life.

Picture your best life: Where would you work? What would your social calendar look like? What personal interests would you be exploring? This book is your prescription to turn those visions into a reality—with proven self care strategies for every area of your life. Register for Kindle unlimited membership here to get a free sample.

The Little Book of Self-Care: 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, and Rejuvenate

Self-care is an essential part of wellness. From self-massage to meditations to decluttering, The Little Book of Self-Care provides relaxation exercises to help you focus on your own personal needs in an enjoyable way. By caring for yourself, you’ll learn how to care for the world around you.

Healing from Abuse: Authentic Hope Women’s Support Group Manual

It provides the foundational principles and support women need to begin healing from the effects of abuse.

In this nine-week women’s support group, participants learn about the complex dynamics of abuse, the types of trauma and abuse, how trauma affects the brain, Biblical truths about abuse, and the freedom, healing and love Jesus offers them.

Anger Management for Kids

Anger Management Games For Kids: Turn your Child’s Aggressive Emotions into Creative Skills through Enjoyable Games & Exercises (Kindle and Paperback Edition) $3.99

Introducing a fun and unique way to teach your kids to manage their anger through practical exercises and entertaining games.

Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad

Show your anger who’s boss―50 fun activities about anger management for kids.