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.
“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
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