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  • Healing from Hidden Abuse

  • A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse
  • Written by: Shannon Thomas LCSW
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Written by: Shannon Thomas LCSW
Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
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Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of psychological abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people. Psychological abuse leaves no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse.

©2016 Shannon Thomas (P)2017 Tantor

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loved this book

Found this book an easy listen and helpful with my recovery journey recommend this book

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Love bombing

Thank you so much for writing this book
Lit truly was revelational
I still find myself emotionally wanting to get sucked back in
But now I know why it happens in the sheer fact that I know why it’s giving me the strength not to get sucked back in
And it’s all because of your writings that brought it to light
Thank
You
Regards
Bernard

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Absolutely AMAZING!

Years of therapy right here. You know what it feels like for somwone to finally get it, disect it and validate all that has been felt. I am so grateful to have stubbled across this is a bout of desperation. I feel corageous, understood and strong.

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Outdated, narrow-minded

What another reviewer ‘Coleen’ wrote a year ago, is absolutely spot on! Please read!
While some might find this book helpful at a very elementary level - and for that, it may have its place- I caution that this book comes from a very, very outdated point of view, by a narrow-minded and incredibly arrogant author. Perhaps it is because of her own trauma she mentions in the last two hours of the recording that generates her critical view, but I do not believe this book to be truly helpful to many and worse, perhaps even harmful in some situations.
This book may first help you identify toxic behaviours, yes, but I implore you to please continue to learn about trauma, brain/emotional development, attachments styles etc from more widely respected sources, and seek up to date therapy.
Good luck.

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So many better books

I’m not sure who the author is writing this book for. Herself, clients or therapists. There is tone of arrogance and superiority that is at times dangerous for those seeking help. At times there seems to be a lack of compassion for people experiencing abuse. For example, she states that if a client breaks no contact with their narcissistic partner she will end her therapeutic relationship. Any good therapist will know that it For someone who is being abused it may take many attempts to break contact with their abuser.
Many times in this book it seems the author is patting herself on the back as she discusses how she deals with clients. I found there was more of this than descriptions about hidden abuse or at least it was hard to stay focused on the description with the distraction of the authors ego.
There are so many good books out there about this topic. I would skip this one.

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