In treatment, the psychotherapist is in a position of power. Often, this power is unintentionally abused. While trying to embody a compassionate concern for patients, therapists use accepted techniques that can inadvertently lead to control, indoctrination, and therapeutic failure. Contrary to the stated tradition and values of psychotherapy, they subtly coerce patients rather than respect and genuinely help them. The more gross kinds of patient abuse, deliberate ones such as sexual and financial exploitation, are expressly forbidden by professional organizations. However, there are no regulations discouraging the more covert forms of manipulation, which are not even considered exploitative by many clinicians. In this book, noted psychiatrist Theo. L. Dorpat strongly disagrees. Using a contemporary interactional perspective Dorpat demonstrates the destructive potential of manipulation and indoctrination in treatment. This book is divided into three parts. Part I explores the various ways power can be abused. Part II examines eleven treatment cases in which covert manipulation and control either caused analytic failure or severely impaired the treatment process. Cases discussed include the analyses of Dora and the Wolf Man by Freud, the two analyses of Mr. Z by Kohut, as well as other published and unpublished treatments. An interactional perspective is used to examine the harmful short- and long-term effects of using indoctrination methods as well as to unravel conscious and unconscious communications between therapists and patients that can contribute to manipulations. Part III shows readers how to work using a non-directive, egalitarian approach in both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
This is the first book to critically examine Hollywood films that focus on male partner violence against women. These films include Gaslight, Sleeping with the Enemy, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Dolores Claiborne, Enough, and Safe Haven. Shaped by the contexts of postfeminism, domestic abuse post-awareness, and familiar genre conventions, these films engage in ideological “gaslighting” that reaffirms our preconceived ideas about men as abusers, women as victims, and the racial and class politics of domestic violence. While the films purport to condemn abuse and empower abused women, this study proposes that they tacitly reinforce the very attitudes that we believe we no longer tolerate. Shoos argues that films like these limit not only popular understanding but also social and institutional interventions.
Release on 2018-10-02 | by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People--and Break Free
Author: Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
A mental health expert sheds light on "gaslighting"--the manipulative technique used by sociopaths, narcissists, and others--offering practical strategies to cope and break free. He's the charmer -- the witty, confident, but overly controlling date. She's the woman on your team who always manages to take credit for your good work. He's the neighbor who swears you've been putting your garbage into his trash cans, the politician who can never admit to a mistake. Gaslighters are master controllers and manipulators, often challenging your very sense of reality. Whether it's a spouse, parent, coworker, or friend, gaslighters distort the truth -- by lying, withholding, triangulation, and more -- making their victims question their own reality and sanity. Dr. Stephanie Sarkis delves into this hidden manipulation technique, covering gaslighting in every life scenario, sharing: Why gaslighters seem so "normal" at first Warning signs and examples Gaslighter "red flags" on a first date Practical strategies for coping How to coparent with a gaslighter How to protect yourself from a gaslighter at work How to walk away and rebuild your life With clear-eyed wisdom and empathy, Dr. Sarkis not only helps you determine if you are being victimized by a gaslighter -- she gives you the tools to break free and heal.
How to Succeed in a Society That Blames You for Everything Gone Wrong
Author: Caitlin Fisher
Pubpsher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Social Science
Millennials vs. All Other Generations Readers of The Next America by Paul Taylor, Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge, The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe will love Gaslighting the Millennials. Everyone reads the headlines. Millennials aren’t buying diamonds or saving for retirement. Millennials want cushy jobs handed to them by organizations with futuristic nap pods. Millennials are killing the housing market because they eat too many avocados. The truth is, millennials were raised being told they could do anything if they worked hard, and then they worked hard only to be told the world owes them nothing. Here’s a headline people need to read: Millennials were set up. The strength of generational differences: The older generations begrudge so-called dependence on technology and social media, but this connection allows millennials to join together and adapt to new challenges faster than ever before. It allows people to plan massive socio-political movements at the drop of a hat, learn about new concepts and cultures, and understand more about ourselves and each other. Social media and social awareness: Social media has spread the word about recognizing emotional abuse and its effects on mental health and behavior, inspiring younger generations to take back agency and power. For every injustice someone experiences, they can find someone else to say, “Me too. You are not alone.” Millennials rising and revolting: The tide of young adults standing up for themselves is culminating in massive societal change. The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation uncovers the misconceptions about millennials, examining not only their unique strengths but also the baggage they have inherited from Baby Boomers. It shows just how different millennials are from previous generations and why that’s a very good thing. Learn about the revolutionary power of millennials
What You Need to Know About this Type of Manipulation and How Narcissists Can Use It Against You in an Abusive Relationship
Author: Tyron Braden
If you feel you've always struggled with gaslighters and narcissists, but keep falling for their manipulative tactics, this book is for you! You will learn how to tell when you're being gaslighted, find out what abusive behavior looks like, and how to deal with it effectively.
You know what's wrong with the world? Too many assholes & not enough ways to get even! If your boss is bearing down or your next door neighbor's annoying, whatcha gonna do? If you retaliate, it could cost you your job or land you in jail. Now there's a safe, effective way for you to get even without putting yourself in any danger. It's called "gaslighting," & it's guaranteed to turn your target's life upside down. "Gaslighting" means to drive someone crazy. It comes from the 1944 film Gaslight, in which a husband convinces his wife she's losing her mind. Gaslighting is the most potent form of psychological warfare you can use without a license. In Gaslighting: How To Drive Your Enemies Crazy, Victor Santoro (The "Godfather of Harassment") shows you how to destroy your target's confidence, self-esteem & reputation. Through a series of small incidents, your target gets progressively more confused, until he's "reduced to a shapeless mass of shivering, quivering jelly." Some of the tactics covered include: Collecting information on your target Preparing for a gaslighting attack Creating tension, anxiety & sleeplessness Messing with your target's car, telephone & mail Gaslighting at your target's workplace & home Turning neighbors & co-workers against the target Covering your tracks And much more. Gaslighting will show you how to cause disorientation, get your target off balance, & build up his paranoia. Finally, you completely annihilate his reputation, leading to personal disasters such as job loss, divorce, financial devastation - even jail. If you've been mistreated, you don't have to take it & you don't have to fight back. There is a third route - Gaslighting - WHERE YOU WATCH AS YOUR ENEMY SLOWLY SCREWS HIMSELF! Sold for entertainment purposes only.
Release on 2020-02-28 | by Dark Psychology Mastery Academy
The Narcissist's Favorite and Covert Tool of Manipulation . Recovery from Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse Suffered . How to Avoid the Gaslight Effect
Author: Dark Psychology Mastery Academy
You are 1 click away from learning about Gaslighting and how to recover from emotional and narcissistic abuse, for good! If you are sick and tired of feeling misunderstood, second-guessing your memory around someone, explaining yourself, being made to feel bad all the time and feeling like you are crazy even when you know you are not, because of the effects of gaslighting, keep reading... The truth is, narcissists can get through to even the best of us with their gaslighting and manipulative tactics. And the effects of their constant narcissistic actions can erode even the strongest of self-esteem, self-confidence and sense of self-worth, make you feel hopeless and helpless and much more, as you soak in self-loath, self-blame and more. When you have experienced emotional abuse at the hands of someone that you thought you loved, you feel hurt, cheated and taken advantage of; words cannot even begin to explain how you feel. You lose that spark, you stop being the happy and cheery person, you just want to keep to yourself, and sometimes the world can even lose meaning. So you are not crazy and it is not your fault that you are trapped in the narcissist's web; narcissists know how to identify, groom and use their victims without them even realizing it. But this is about to end. By virtue that you are reading this book, it is clear you've committed to break free from the narcissist's gaslighting tactics, for good. If questions like.... Why are you so vulnerable when around someone? How is it that they get their way into you so easily? How can you stop them from gaslighting you? How can you stop their manipulation for good? How can you be 'immune' to their manipulative advances? How do you move on after going through the period of manipulation, feeling like your sanity is clouded and more? And many others are going through your mind...this book understands this and provides information that will enable you detect gaslighting (a common tool narcissists use to manipulate), how to avoid future manipulation and emotional abuse and enable you to recover from the abuse and still have an amazing life. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Learn: What really is gaslighting? Things that narcissists usually say when gaslighting you 8 key tactics used in gaslighting How gaslighting can affect you in ways far beyond your estimation How to tell you are being manipulated Steps you can take to avoid being manipulated What you need to do to disarm a narcissist What really hurts a narcissist the most How to effectively talk with a narcissist How you can deal with the effects of gaslighting And much more Changing your life from what you know it to something new can feel frightening; hence, this book provides you with simple, actionable steps that you can take each day to become a better YOU. It takes a nonjudgmental approach to help you beat the gaslighter in your life at their game, help you get back control and live your life on your own terms, for good! Are you ready to regain control of your life? If you are, Click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!
How to Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People and Recover from Toxic Relationships
Author: Carrie Parker
Discover How to Steer Clear of Gaslighters and Recover from Toxic Relationships From friends, parents, siblings to spouses, gaslighters are everywhere. Gaslighting is an insidious form of emotional and psychological manipulation that is completely damaging when left unresolved. But what does a gaslighter do that is so harmful? A gaslighter will - slowly but effectively - make you question your sanity by eroding your self-belief, confidence, decisions, and reality. A gaslighter ensures that their victim is unsure of what they are doing or saying. They keep their victims completely off balance and worried all the time. Do you want to recognize the techniques used in gaslighting? Are you looking to recover from a relationship with a gaslighter? If so, then this book is EXACTLY for you. This book will give you insights on how you can identify a gaslighter - so you can avoid such people in your life. It will show you, in a step-by-step manner, how to identify gaslighting techniques and how to tell who's a gaslighter. It is time to take charge of your life and stop being controlled by others. Here is what you will find inside: Reveal the clear signs that someone is a gaslighter Learn how to be strong and cope with gaslighting effects Get an effective therapy for gaslighting victims Fix your life and become happy again by regaining your self-confidence And much, much more FAQ Q: Have I been gaslighted? A: Many people do not recognize when they are being gaslighted. Some obvious signs that you are being gaslighted include regularly feeling unhappy and unloved, second-guessing yourself (even in small decisions) and frequently making excuses for others. Get more warning signs of been gaslighted in the book. Want to start reading? Scroll to the top of the page and click on "Buy Now with 1-Click"!
The Narcissist's Favorite Tool of Manipulation - How to Avoid the Gaslight Effect and Recovery from Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse
Author: Dr Theresa J Covert
Still struggling from the effects of an abusive relationship? Many people do and sadly there is very little information available to be found online or in the written research, or with counsellors and therapists that can help. The Gaslight Effect is not officially recognised, nor is it widely even known. Even when it is accepted, recognised and known not many people seem to know what to DO ABOUT IT to heal it... The fact is being in a relationship with a narcissist over a long period of time has long lasting traumatic effects that can be extremely catastrophic to the person suffering them. DO THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS SOUND FAMILIAR? - Doubting yourself and your sanity - Feeling like you're losing your mind - Feeling like you're always apologizing - You're second-guessing your memory - Feeling like you aren't good enough - Feeling misunderstood - Feeling lonely - Ruined self confidence - Extreme weight loss or weight gain - Uncharacteristic jealousy/ insecurity - Feeling like you don't know the difference between right and wrong - Extreme paranoia (being turned into an obsessive detective) - Endless, repetitive obsessive thinking about your ex - Constantly trying to find explanations for what has happened - Feelings of helplessness and despair - A desire to self isolate - Feeling desperately misunderstood - Overwhelming feelings of loss and grief - Extreme bouts of rage - An inability to be comfortable with yourself - Strange dreams - Sudden inexplicable anxiety followed by rapid dips into depression The list goes on.... "NOBODY UNDERSTANDS!" I hear this frustrated cry from abused people a lot. Gaslighting is a covert aggressive way of distorting another person's perception of reality to the point that that person questions their sanity or their memory. Gaslighting is crazy-making, it makes you think that you're actually going crazy. Gaslighting is a way of hiding the abuse. Gaslighting is lying with a goal. The motive behind the gaslighting is to make you think that you're crazy or that your memory doesn't work right. So you can't trust yourself and your perceptions of reality. This means you'll defer to the abuser for an account of what's real so slowly over time the abuser becomes the authority over your life. Gaslighting takes place in relationships, like one-on-one relationships. It takes place in friendships, in family, in work, you'll see gaslighting on the news, you'll hear gaslighting coming from politicians, corporate shills, cult leaders, advertising commercials, etc. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: - Top 10 Signs You're Being Manipulated with Gaslighting - 80 Things Narcissists Say During Gaslighting - Six Empowering Ways to Disarm a Narcissist and Take Control - How to Avoid Mental Manipulation - How to Deal with the Effects of Gaslighting - How Narcissists Employ Smart Devices WHAT YOU NEED NOW: - Someone who has been through the same experiences you have and understands them from the inside. -Someone who has the knowledge, training, education and experience working on himself and others to lead you through the emotional sh*tstorm that breaking with a narcissist can create. I can't promise you that reading to this book is going to be a "total cure", but I can promise that if you APPLY YOURSELF DILLIGENTLY, take notes, read and re-read the chapters, follow all instructions to the letter, with a tenacious resolve to get better you will feel an instant decrease in anxiety within the first 24 hours and should see huge improvements within the first 3 days. This is not hype, this is what my audience commonly report Buy the Paperback version and get the Kindle Book versions for FREE W
Rebuild Your Life After Emotional Abuse: How to Spot and Tackle a Narcissist, Evade the Gaslight Effect, and Recover From Mental Manipulation
Author: Chloe Cooke
Pubpsher: Independently Published
Self-Doubt, Mental Breakdown and Psychological abuse are some of the consequences of Gaslighting. Do you wonder "Am I going crazy"? You are not! Gaslighting can affect anyone in several subtle ways. It might be too late when you find yourself with low self-esteem, isolated and confused. With several abusive manipulation tactics, a Gaslighter can make you question your reality and accept theirs. As a victim, you start feeling uncertain of the smallest situations, doubting your own actions and personality. What you should know, is that there are ways to shut down gaslighting effect, either if you choose to evade or live with a narcissist. In this book you will discover: Specific reasons why Gaslighting can be dangerous The ways the Narcissist can take possession of your mind How Gaslighting can be hidden in several circumstances and environments The most powerful ways to disarm a narcissist and coping strategies Ways to shut down manipulation in its infancy How to get your self-esteem back Consequences of choosing to live with a Gaslighter Important strategies in order to restore your life and build confidence back Important facts: When feeling mentally abused, it might take a while before you actually understand it is time to face the problem and seek for support. You may be struggling with a lack of confidence and probably question yourself over anything you say, think and do. What you need to know, is that the environment around you can be the cause of it, and you slowly fall victim of something completely unknown and unexpected, such as gaslighting. Even if you believe there's no way out, consider whether or not you should really, logically be doubting yourself and with this book you can find several ways to get better, be in charge of yourself and break free! Remember: Your life IS in your own hands If you want to start your recovery, then click the "Add to Cart" button and get your book instantly!