In Emotional Terrorism, Dr. Erin K. Leonard defines this unhealthy dynamic some may experience in relationships. She offers real-world solutions. Through detailed case studies, Dr. Erin Leonard explains toxic relationships. She shows the dynamic of relationships that have a “projector” and “recipient.” Emotional terrorism or psychological abuse can cause tremendous pain. Not only do people feel trapped in a toxic relationship, but it can become deadly.
Dr. Erin 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. Then, she explores the pain, confusion, and chaos it creates. Emotional Terrorism features true stories of the pain and healing of real-life patients. The tales in this book show the success of breaking the chains of a toxic relationship. Free yourself from 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. Therefore, you’ll gain an understanding of the toxicity. Emotional Terrorism paints a reality of strength, wisdom, and courage for the survivors. Dr. Erin Leonard’s expertise provides you with knowledge, understanding, and hope. She demonstrates that escaping a toxic relationship can be possible. However, 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
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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