Emotional Terrorism: Breaking the Chains of A Toxic Relationship

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Emotional Terrorism: Breaking the Chains of A Toxic Relationship

Erin K. Leonard

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In Emotional Terrorism, Dr. Erin K. Leonard defines this unhealthy dynamic some may experience in relationships and offers real-world solutions. Through detailed case studies, Dr. Leonard explains toxic relationships. She shows the dynamic of relationships that have a “projector” and “recipient.” Emotional terrorism or psychological abuse can cause such pain that not only is toxic but can become deadly.

Dr. Leonard looks at potential root causes that create this unhealthy dynamic between individuals. She gives a glimpse into personality disorders and a voice to victims. Emotional Terrorism shows the effects of suffering silently and explores the pain, confusion, and chaos it creates. Emotional Terrorism features true stories of the pain and healing of Dr. Leonard’s patients. The tales in this book show the success of breaking the chains of a toxic relationship, be it with a partner, family member, friend, or colleague.

You may be in a situation where you are emotionally terrorized or know someone who is. These stories are relatable and real and will help you gain an understanding of the toxicity. Emotional Terrorism paints a reality of strength, wisdom, and courage for the survivors. Dr. Leonard’s expertise provides you with knowledge, understanding, and hope. She demonstrates that escaping a toxic relationship can be possible, and you must fight with mental fortitude and rationality.

Editorial Reviews:

“Dr. Leonard has succeeded in revealing the mechanism of an all too common psychological scenario. Her work examines the unconscious dynamic of the victimizer, and the unconscious participation of the victim, in a painful and dysfunctional cycle. Many can benefit from the insight her writings can offer and, perhaps, free themselves, and their children, from the pain of this psychological prison.” David Sonego, MD, Adult Psychiatrist

“In training, we all get exposure to the concept of projective identification. Most often, it only is discussed in the context of a therapy session. Dr. Leonard uses this text to demonstrate how big of a role it can play within the walls of a counselor’s office and in life. I have known Dr. Leonard to be a skilled clinician and a trusted colleague. Any individual who has been in a problematic relationship can benefit from her insight and empathy.” Benjamin Troy M.D., Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist

About the Author

Dr. Erin K. Leonard, a psychotherapist, has been practicing for over 20 years and specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy. She received the Shaw Research Award for her work at Children’s Memorial Medical Center of Chicago. Dr. Leonard has also been recognized as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare and inducted into the International Association of Healthcare Providers. Dr. Leonard writes weekly blogs for Psychology Today and contributes to Parent.co, Red Tricycle, and Motherly. She also was a contributing expert to Time.com’s special feature, “The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health.” A keynote speaker, Dr. Leonard, makes regular TV appearances to discuss mental health and draw attention to issues people face today. Her book, Loving Well: The Key to Satisfying and Joyful Relationships, won the 2016 Bronze Living Now Award. This award recognizes the excellence of recently published books in various lifestyle categories. Dr. Leonard also loves being called “mom” and learns the most about life from her two children.

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Product details

Dimensions 6 × 9 in
Book Type

eBook – Kindle, eBook – Apple, Paperback

Master ID

9781623860059

ISBN

623860059

Publisher

Green Dragon Books



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Reviews

Reviews

  1. Leslie

    As an educator I see more and more children
    As an educator, I see more and more children who are struggling with emotional challenges. Dr. Leonard’s book, Emotional Terrorism, gave me a sense of what the children and the families may be facing. It helped me realize that my influence as a teacher may be one of the only positive parts of a student’s day, year, or life.

  2. Marybeth

    This author does a wonderful job providing real life examples to help you determine
    Very helpful for anyone who feels they are or have been emotionally terrorized. I am not a big reader and finished this book in 2 days. This author does a wonderful job providing real-life examples to help you determine whether you are a victim of emotional terrorism. Emotional terrorism exists in all different relationships, not just intimate ones. This book changed my life! I am now able to identify emotional terrorists keeping my life free of any emotional terrorism. I recommend this book to everyone.

  3. Sarah

    Insightful!
    Every sentence every chapter is full of brilliant insights this book is a treasure …every sentence every chapter is full of brilliant insights…I felt better while reading the first chapter because it helped me understand my dysfunctional relationship on deeper levels..and that is healing and empowering ..! the entire book is brilliancy..!

  4. Abigail E.

    Life-Changing
    I discovered the reason for this and feel more confident to leave toxicity behind and pursue a better, healthier lifestyle This book has helped change my life. I constantly found myself surrounded by toxicity and wondered why I felt trapped. After reading this book, I discovered the reason for this and feel more confident to leave toxicity behind and pursue a better, healthier lifestyle.

  5. Donna

    Insightful ideas everyone can identify with
    Brilliant! Insightful ideas for dealing with difficult relationships. Real cases help make her ideas crystal clear. I can now see these patterns in my life and have new ways of dealing with them. It’s definitely a must-read book. You will also want to discuss her ideas with friends and share the book with them.

  6. Alice Jane

    The best book on the subject of projection and character pathology
    The best book on the subject of projection and character pathology. If you want to end the confusion you experience when around certain individuals, this book will instruct and guide you through the lose/lose situations these people create in your life and prevent further misery. Do yourself a favor and get educated on this subject matter.

  7. Avid Reader

    Well worth the read.
    I highly recommend it. I bought the book but after I started reading it I saw that it described perfectly my daughter’s mother-in-law. I gave her the book immediately. She called me after reading the first 2 chapters and told me that she was so glad I gave her the book because she had thought the situation, she was in was all in her mind. She now could verify there were actually other people like her mother-in-law and she wasn’t alone in her struggles. The book is well worth the read and I encourage anyone in a troubling situation to give it a try.

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