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Abuse: Domestic Violence, Workplace and School Bullying
Abuse: Domestic Violence, Workplace and School Bullying


 
Our Price:14.95
Authors: Jim O'Shea
Publication Year: Softback May 2011
Pages: 222
Size: 198 x 129mm

ISBN: 9781855942172
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The book examines abuse (not clerical or institutional abuse). It explores boundaries and how abuse is an invasion of boundaries. It explores physical, emotional, verbal and financial abuse. The book looks at the abusive personality type, and examines workplace and school bullying. Child abuse is explored, and the issue of staying in or leaving an abusive environment. The question of what happens if one leaves and if it is possible to change an abusive personality is examined. A client's story is contained in the book and this gives a human aspect to the exploration.

The majority of relationships are healthy, and abuse can never thrive in a healthy relationship. Love is the basis of all healthy relationships. However, abuse is common and universal. It is perpetrated by both men and women. It is found in every social, cultural, economic and racial background. Professionals, white-collar workers, religious leaders, well-educated people are just as likely to be abusive as any other.

This book examines five types of abuse - physical, emotional/psychological/mental, verbal, sexual, and financial/economic. Generally, they will be explored in the context of intimate relationships. Bullying in the workplace, which can contain all of these types of abuse, is also explored. The book will focus on adult victims and highlight the harrowing behaviours of abusers. However, because of its importance, there is also a chapter on child abuse.

Abuse is driven by toxic shame and rage, and is engraved in the biology of the brain. It is also the offspring of childhood conditioning and can be a learned behaviour, underpinned by irrational thoughts, beliefs and values. Driven by these, abusers use power and control to humiliate the victims, trample on their boundaries, and exert control over them. Among other aspects, this book will explore how the abuser tries to control the victim's time, their material resources; controlling by body language and gestures, by confusing the victim and defining their reality, by blaming, and by reducing the victim's status through demeaning behaviours, violence, sexual control, or perhaps financial manipulation.

Jim O'Shea is a counsellor in Tipperary. He is the author of When A Child Dies, Footsteps of a Grieving Family (Vertias, 2008)

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This book is not just for counsellors therapists December 7, 2011
Reviewer: Eisteach from Republic of Ireland  
This book is not just for counsellors  therapists or psychologists. It is relevant and educational for all. It can be used as a teaching tool  for reference purposes and to learn more on a topic from a counsellor/writer who has spent many years working in the area. For such a difficult topic  I found the book informative and easy to read.

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Book examines bullying and abuse A NEW book by May 30, 2011
Reviewer: Sunday Indepenent from Republic of Ireland  
Book examines bullying and abuse     A NEW book by Jim O Shea  Domestic Violence  Workplace and School Bullying  published by Cork University Press  delves into the thorny issue of bullying.    This invaluable book explores boundaries and how abuse is an invasion of boundaries. It explores physical  emotional  verbal and financial abuse and looks at the abusive personality type  while also examining workplace and school bullying.

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