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Emotional Abuse: A Manual for Self-Defense

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book,Emotional Abuse: A Manual for Self-Defense
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2016
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From the introduction by Joel Dvoskin, Ph.D.: “But what happens when no one has the courage to intervene, to prevent the pain of another? While Zak Mucha’s explanation of the harms of emotional abuse is useful, it pales in comparison to his wisdom in teaching us emotional self-defense. Learning to protect ourselves from emotional abuse changes everything. The victim no longer has to hope for the kindness of strangers, or that the abuser will simply get tired of their verbal assaults. "Thanks to this wonderful book, each of us can learn to be our own hero, by learning some simple yet powerful ways to respond to emotional abuse. "You are about to go on a journey that is at once deeply personal and scientifically valid. This book has been waiting a long time to be written.” * Like any self-defense, we have to first identify “what hurts.” We have to recognize our own pain. We have been socialized to believe emotional abuse is not serious. We have been taught emotional abuse itself is nothing more than “hurt feelings” and there is no “real” evidence other than the victim’s complaints. And if the only evidence is the victim’s complaints, we wrongly justify, there is no way to verify whether a person was “actually hurt.” The victim of emotional abuse is dismissed precisely because he or she cannot “prove” their feelings. Emotional abuse creates a vicious dynamic where the victim is taught his or her feelings do not count and any pain suffered is, somehow, their own fault. Like any other abuse, emotional abuse is about power. Whoever can define reality has the ultimate power. In emotional abuse, the aggressor attempts to define reality with statements like, “You’re too sensitive,” and “I couldn’t help it. You made me mad.” Each statement is an attempt to shape how another person perceives reality. Our self-defense depends on our willingness to identify the boundaries that define who we are and the criteria we desire for relationship. In doing this, we can defend ourselves and define our selves.
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English
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OCLC #973337538. Author is from Chicago.
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9781540835185
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Q Saves the Sun

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book,Q Saves the Sun
Date: 
2014
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A father. A son. A dinosaur. Inspired by his father's bedtime stories, every night 9-year-old Qadeer Taylor transforms into the adventurous hero SUPER-Q! When alien robots steal the sun, Super-Q and his sidekick Brian venture deep into outer space to stop them. Will Q find a way to defeat the aliens before Earth loses its sun forever?
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English
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OCLC #924386201. The author is lead writer at Paradox Media in Chicago
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9780990589501

World's Fairs: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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book,World's Fairs: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
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1962
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Covers world's fairs, including the 1893 and 1933 events in Chicago.
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English
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OCLC #1410972
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Alex Katz: New Paintings 2005

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875 North Michigan Avenue
60611 Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Alex Katz: New Paintings 2005
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2005
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Exhibition held February 9-March 31, 2005
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English
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Portraits of Karen

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Chicago, IL
United States
US
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book,Portraits of Karen
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1999
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2
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Yearbook photos of people named Karen.
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English
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9781888636130
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Artists' sessions at Studio 35 (1950)

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book,Artists' sessions at Studio 35 (1950)
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2009
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Edited transcript of a series of meetings of artists, April 21-23, 1950, New York.
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English
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OCLC #636666064
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9780982409008

Around That Age I Liked to Play with Fire

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4959 S. Archer Ave
60632 Chicago
United States
US
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Book, Around That Age I Liked to Play with Fire
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2015
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Collection of short student essays on a variety of personal subjects; includes curriculum guide for teaching student writers
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English
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9781934750971

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