Emotional Terrorism

Emotional Terrorism Author Erin K. Leonard
ISBN-10 9781623860066
Year 2014-05-19
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Green Dragon Books

What does it mean to be emotionally terrorized? Imagine living in a relationships that has you feeling like it would be easier if you were abused.Sometimes emotional and psychological abuse can leave wounds that feel even worse that physical pain. Dr. Erin Leonard gives a voice to the victims who suffer silently within the confines of this relationship dynamic. Exploring the world of hurt, confusion and chaos. With the help of detailed case studies, stories of pain and survival are beautifully articulated through examples of Dr. Leonard's patients. The cases are real and you may picture yourself - or someone you know - in one or more of these shared stories. Gain understanding of what you are up against, and to fight with wisdom.

Emotional Terrorism

Emotional Terrorism Author Joolz
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105011693442
Year 1990-01-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Dufour Editions

Joolz has performed at major international festivals in Europe and North America, in guest appearances at rock concerts, and in numerous arts centers, pubs, and clubs, entertaining audiences with her outrageous humor and biting ridicule.

Vanilla Tears

Vanilla Tears Author Brian Franklin Thames
ISBN-10 1413736734
Year 2005-01
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher PublishAmerica

Living behind bars twenty-three hours out of twenty-four, having food sent through a slot in the door, and not receiving mail that might help keep your spirits up is just part of what Vanilla Tears is about. Brian Franklin Thames describes the legal situation in which he found himself, the process by which he was incarcerated, and the demise of ever living in the free world again.

Emotional Terrors in the Workplace Protecting Your Business Bottom Line

Emotional Terrors in the Workplace  Protecting Your Business  Bottom Line Author Vali Hawkins Mitchell, Ph.d.
ISBN-10 1931332274
Year 2004-11-01
Pages 390
Language en
Publisher Rothstein Associates Inc

Reasonable variations of human emotions are expected at the workplace. People have feelings. Emotions that accumulate, collect force, expand in volume and begin to spin are another matter entirely. Spinning emotions can become as unmanageable as a tornado, and in the workplace they can cause just as much damage in terms of human distress and economic disruption.All people have emotions. Normal people and abnormal people have emotions. Emotions happen at home and at work. So, understanding how individuals or groups respond emotionally in a business situation is important in order to have a complete perspective of human beings in a business function. Different people have different sets of emotions. Some people let emotions roll off their back like water off a duck. Other people swallow emotions and hold them in until they become toxic waste that needs a disposal site. Some have small simple feelings and others have large, complicated emotions. Stresses of life tickle our emotions or act as fuses in a time bomb. Stress triggers emotion. Extreme stress complicates the wide range of varying emotional responses. Work is a stressor. Sometimes work is an extreme stressor.Since everyone has emotion, it is important to know what kinds of emotion are regular and what kinds are irregular, abnormal, or damaging within the business environment. To build a strong, well-grounded, value-added set of references for professional discussions and planning for Emotional Continuity Management a manager needs to know at least the basics about human emotion. Advanced knowledge is preferable.Emotional Continuity Management planning for emotions that come from the stress caused by changes inside business, from small adjustments to catastrophic upheavals, requires knowing emotional and humanity-based needs and functions of people and not just technology and performance data. Emergency and Disaster Continuity planners sometimes posit the questions, ?What if during a disaster your computer is working, but no one shows up to use it? What if no one is working the computer because they are terrified to show up to a worksite devastated by an earthquake or bombing and they stay home to care for their children?? The Emotional Continuity Manager asks, ?What if no one is coming or no one is producing even if they are at the site because they are grieving or anticipating the next wave of danger? What happens if employees are engaged in emotional combat with another employee through gossip, innuendo, or out-and-out verbal warfare? And what if the entire company is in turmoil because we have an Emotional Terrorist who is just driving everyone bonkers?" The answer is that, in terms of bottom-line thinking, productivity is productivity ? and if your employees are not available because their emotions are not calibrated to your industry standards, then fiscal risks must be considered. Human compassion needs are important. And so is money.Employees today face the possibility of biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, explosive, or electronic catastrophe while potentially working in the same cubicle with someone ready to suicide over personal issues at home. They face rumors of downsizing and outsourcing while watching for anthrax amidst rumors that co-workers are having affairs. An employee coughs, someone jokes nervously about SARS, or teases a co-worker about their hamburger coming from a Mad Cow, someone laughs, someone worries, and productivity can falter as minds are not on tasks. Emotions run rampant in human lives and therefore at work sites. High-demand emotions demonstrated by complicated workplace relationships, time-consuming divorce proceedings, addiction behaviors, violence, illness, and death are common issues at work sites which people either manage well ? or do not manage well. Low-demand emotions demonstrated by annoyances, petty bickering, competition, prejudice, bias, minor power struggles, health variables, politics and daily grind feelings take up mental space as well as emotional space. It is reasonable to assume that dramatic effects from a terrorist attack, natural disaster, disgruntled employee shooting, or natural death at the work site would create emotional content. That content can be something that develops, evolves and resolves, or gathers speed and force like a tornado to become a spinning energy event with a life of its own. Even smaller events, such as a fully involved gossip chain or a computer upgrade can lead to the voluntary or involuntary exit of valuable employees. This can add energy to an emotional spin and translate into real risk features such as time loss, recruitment nightmares, disruptions in customer service, additional management hours, remediations and trainings, consultation fees, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) dollars spent, Human Resources (HR) time spent, administrative restructuring, and expensive and daunting litigations. Companies that prepare for the full range of emotions and therefore emotional risks, from annoyance to catastrophe, are better equipped to adjust to any emotionally charged event, small or large. It is never a question of if something will happen to disrupt the flow of productivity, it is only a question of when and how large.Emotions that ebb and flow are functional in the workplace. A healthy system should be able to manage the ups and downs of emotions. Emotions directly affect the continuity of production and services, customer and vendor relations and essential infrastructure. Unstable emotional infrastructure in the workplace disrupts business through such measurable costs as medical and mental health care, employee retention and retraining costs, time loss, or legal fees. Emotional Continuity Management is reasonably simple for managers when they are provided the justifiable concepts, empirical evidence that the risks are real, a set of correct tools and instructions in their use. What has not been easy until recently has been convincing the ?powers that be? that it is value-added work to deal directly and procedurally with emotions in the workplace. Businesses haven?t seen emotions as part of the working technology and have done everything they can do to avoid the topic. Now, cutting-edge companies are turning the corner. Even technology continuity managers are talking about human resources benefits and scrambling to find ways to evaluate feelings and risks. Yes, times are changing. Making a case for policy to manage emotions is now getting easier. For all the pain and horror associated with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, employers are getting the message that no one is immune to crisis. In today''''s heightened security environments the demands of managing complex workplace emotions have increased beyond the normal training supplied by in-house Human Resources (HR) professionals and Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs). Many extremely well-meaning HR and EAP providers just do not have a necessary training to manage the complicated strata of extreme emotional responses. Emotions at work today go well beyond the former standards of HR and EAP training. HR and EAP providers now must have advanced trauma management training to be prepared to support employees. The days of easy emotional management are over. Life and work is much too complicated.Significant emotions from small to extreme are no longer the sole domain of HR, EAP, or even emergency first responders and counselors. Emotions are spinning in the very midst of your team, project, cubicle, and company. Emotions are not just at the scene of a disaster. Emotions are present. And because they are not ?controllable,? human emotions are not subject to being mandated. Emotions are going to happen.There are many times when emotions cannot be simply outsourced to an external provider of services. There are many times that a manager will face an extreme emotional reaction. Distressed people will require management regularly. That?s your job

The Cost of Emotions in the Workplace

The Cost of Emotions in the Workplace Author Vali Hawkins Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781931332682
Year 2014-06-29
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Rothstein Publishing

Emotional Tornados in Your Workplace Can Be Just as Destructive as the Natural Kind! ¿You will find Dr. Vali¿s book to be both an excellent read and a great catalyst for generating new ideas about how these concepts could be incorporated in your mission statement. If you are open-minded about BCM, I suggest you read this book now and start applying its principles well before the next major incident impacts your organization.¿ ¿ Lyndon Bird FBCI, Technical Director, Business Continuity Institute

The Manager s Guide to Bullies in the Workplace

The Manager s Guide to Bullies in the Workplace Author Vali Hawkins Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781944480134
Year 2016-07-15
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher Rothstein Publishing

As a manager, you can usually handle disruptive employees. But sometimes, their emotional states foster workplace tension, even making them a danger to others. Your own confidence is at risk. In The Manager’s Guide to Bullies in the Workplace: Coping with Emotional Terrorists, noted counselor Dr. Vali Hawkins Mitchell gives you sensible advice for keeping the bully from dominating the workgroup and destroying productivity – and maintaining your own healthy emotional balance at the same time. Sometimes the difficult person is an overt physical bully, which makes it easy to simply fire the person. Much of the time, however, the problems are more subtle and build up over periods of time. They undermine your ability to manage your team – and they can spread to the rest of the team, destroying teamwork and productivity. In this short book, Dr. Vali helps you to: Recognize the types of upsetting work situations that bullies exploit to their own advantage, such as change, grief, and violence. Understand why emotional terrorists make it so difficult for you, as a manager, to deal with their behavior. . See the symptomatic tools and techniques of the emotional terrorist, such as harassment, lying to supervisors, tampering with documents, etc. . Conduct training to help other managers and team members recognize and handle the signs of impending emotional conflict – you will love the “Snakes in the Schoolyard” exercise. . Know exactly what to say and not say when you must have a one-on-one interview with someone you consider to be a bully. . Be an effective manager in a world of challenges – protecting and preserving the mental health of your employees and yourself. . Dr. Vali uses realistic examples and humor to help you handle the challenges you face – and to show the degree to which she really understands your situation. With her guidance, you will be more comfortable with knowing when you can handle the situation through simply being the good manager, when you need to call in an outside mental health professional, and when you need to call 911.

Power and Compassion

Power and Compassion Author Jerome A. Price
ISBN-10 1572304707
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press

When teenagers get out of control, understanding and negotiation often only make things worse. In this solid, no-nonsense guide to working with difficult adolescents and their families, Jerome A. Price makes a passionate case for rescuing parents from invalidation by a society that often views parents as the main cause of their children's problems. He shows how demoralized parents can be undermined by well-meaning professionals and other adults anxious to appear understanding, whose alliances with out-of-control adolescents create an invidious triangle. Recognizing that sometimes parents are victims, not victimizers, the author provides effective strategies to help families break free of self-defeating cycles of control and rebellion. The book delineates the levels and types of abusive behavior in adolescents, and outlines how parents can regain control by learning to be both more understanding and more decisive.

He s Just No Good for You

He s Just No Good for You Author Beth Wilson
ISBN-10 0762753617
Year 2009-01-13
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Woman-to-woman advice on identifying—and dumping—bad news guys No one is immune when it comes to destructive relationships. Even smart women can be gaslighted by men who appear supportive in public but are belittling in private, after which, worse yet, they assert that you’re upset for no reason, that you’re simply imagining the verbal abuse and incremental death of your spirit. In He’s Just No Good for You, best-selling author Beth Wilson, with psychologist Dr. Maureen Hannah, zeroes in on the heart of the matter—women’s well-being and self-worth—and sets forth a clear vision of just what a healthy relationship looks like. She also instructs women of all ages on installing “early detection” warning systems in their brains. As for those women already enmeshed in a destructive relationship, this book, with its reassuring, empowering style, can assist in identifying the problem, deciding whether to leave or to stay, and then acting on that decision. Most books about bad relationships focus on compatibility or domestic violence. He’s Just No Good for You is for all women who have found themselves wondering if the “great” guy others see at their side is in fact not so great—or worse. Wilson explores the anatomy of a destructive relationship and provides clear profiles of bad news individuals. And she shows women how they can move beyond the grasp of a harmful relationship by taking a candid look at their priorities, their circumstances, and themselves. Drawing on the wisdom and insight Wilson has long utilized in her thriving private practice, and building on her previous best-selling books, along with Dr. Hannah’s professional expertise, He’s Just No Good for You offers women a new path. Women want more out of relationships—and this book shows them that they can have it.

Divorce the Drama

Divorce the Drama Author Melissa Sindeband Dragon, Esq.
ISBN-10 9781452582801
Year 2014-01-03
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher BalboaPress

Are you divorced, but your life is still brimming with drama? Then you need a reality check! Welcome to your re-education. This book will help reveal just how much drama your ex has brought into your life. A divorce is supposed to free you from the bonds of a dysfunctional marriage—but this isn’t always the case. Too often, the ex who stays in your life is still able to negatively affect you—which prevents you from healing, moving on, and finding a better partner. You can’t let that happen. That’s why Divorce the Drama was created, so that your eyes can be opened. Learn about control freak exes and their habits. Find out why narcissistic exes need to be cut out of your life. Discover how much damage an emotionally abusive ex can do to you. And so much more. In this book, you’ll be able to figure out which kind of ex you have, and how to deal with them—once and for all! When you divorce the drama, your entire life will be renewed. Divorce The Drama: Your No-Drama Guide to Managing Any “Ex” can help you stop allowing your ex to steal happiness from you.

Breaking Free Starting Over

Breaking Free  Starting Over Author Christina Dalpiaz
ISBN-10 0275981673
Year 2004
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

Aids parents raising children in families that have suffered through abuse, providing an understanding of the impact of the violence and how to address the damage by rebuilding trust.

Loving Well

Loving Well Author Erin K. Leonard
ISBN-10 9781623860240
Year 2016-04-25
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Green Dragon Books

Currently, the divorce rate is over 50% and steadily increasing. Almost everyone these days suffers from anxiety and depression, and not many people in committed relationships are having consistent physical intimacy. Why? Because emotional closeness has been lost emotional closeness with someone alleviates depression and anxiety. It leads to satisfying physical intimacy, and it sustains joy, trust, and satisfaction in a person's life. It also produces secure and unanxious children. A large portion of the population is emotionally unevolved, which means, they are less capable of sustaining emotional closeness in their relationships. If you lack emotional closeness in your current relationship, this book will inform you on how to get the love and closeness back before it is lost forever. If you are dating and thinking about making a commitment, this book will ensure you are selecting an emotionally available partner, as well as explain what emotional closeness is, and how to get it and keep it. If you are a parent feeling estranged from your child, this book will help you get the bond back.

Coffee House Poet

Coffee House Poet Author Robert A. Bofman
ISBN-10 1449082335
Year 2010-04-30
Pages 108
Language en
Publisher Author House

This is a book about life written in the form of poetry and song. It is all about our every day thoughts, emotions, desires, and struggles as seen through the eyes of one man who struggles to find the meaning of his own existence. Each experience is a true and real life experience. Your heart will be touched and your mind will be intrigued as you will be able to relate these experiences to your own life.

Emotional Governance

Emotional Governance Author Barry Richards
ISBN-10 0230008399
Year 2007-11-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This lucid and original work argues for a new style of political leadership, one which pays deliberate and sophisticated attention to the emotional dynamics of the public. In exploring this basic idea of 'emotional governance', Barry Richards also examines the often unhelpful contributions of the news media to the 'emotional public sphere'. A case study of terrorism, as a highly emotional topic and as a key political issue in many liberal democracies, grounds the book's ideas in today's political landscape.

Psychology of Terrorism

Psychology of Terrorism Author Chris E. Stout
ISBN-10 0275982076
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

Selected chapters from the acclaimed 4-volume set, The Psychology of Terrorism.