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Gaslighting: How to Avoid a Narcissist's Mind Control and Heal from Narcissistic Abuse

BUY THE KINDLE VERSION AND GET THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION FOR FREE!!! You Are A Step Away From Learning About Gaslighting, Including Knowing If You Are In A Relationship With A Gaslighter, And How To Regain Control And Your Sanity!“Oh come on. Stop being too sensitive.”“It was just a joke. Can’t you take a joke?”“Why are you making a big deal out of something so small?”“What is wrong with you? Can’t you do anything right?” Do you have someone in your life who keeps belittling your concerns and making you feel like your concerns about something are invalid? Does it always feel like you are always misunderstanding him/her because any time you point out something they said, they always turn things around to make you look like you have no idea of what you are saying? Does that person one time call you stupid and the next time they are congratulating you about something? If this is where you find yourself, then you are definitely dealing with a gaslighter. A gaslighter usually wants to manipulate you by doing or saying things that will question your reality, perceptions and memory. They will make it seem like you are always misunderstanding them or misquoting them, you are always making a mountain out of a molehill, that your concerns are not valid. You may then end up not being free to express yourself, which can negatively affect your self-esteem and make you doubt everything about yourself. By virtue that you are reading this, it is clear that you want to put an end to gas lighting, for good and are looking for answers to many of the questions running through your mind… How do you tell for sure that someone is a gas lighter? How do you see them for what they are, call them out and start taking steps to turn things around? How do you make the gas lighter to see what he/she does is wrong?Why does the gas lighter do what he/she does? How can you stop getting affected by the gas lighting strategies that the gas lighter in your life has been using on you?How do you take back the power from the gas lighter? How do you heal and build your self-esteem and confidence after being used by a gas lighter for so long? If you have these and other related questions, this book has some good news for you and that’s the fact that you can break from a gas lighter and have your sanity, confidence and self-esteem back, for good! You can actually learn about gaslighting and take the necessary steps to deal with the gas lighter in your life. And this book will teach you everything you need to know about gaslighting and narcissistic abuse to know what to do if you are in such a situation. More precisely, the book will teach you:What gaslighting really isWhat makes someone a gaslighterWhy someone feels the need to gaslightSpecific techniques gaslighters use when gaslightingSome of the effects of gaslighting and ways of dealing with themHow to disarm a gaslighter effectivelyHow to live with a gaslighterHow to heal from gaslightingHow to re-build confidence, self-love and self-trust How to prevent a narcissist from coming into your lifeAnd much more Whether you just found yourself in a relationship with a gaslighter or someone has been gaslighting you for years, this book is still for you! Don't wait any longer to start your journey to recovery!

Outsmart Your Brain: Identify and Control Unconscious Judgments, Protect Yourself From Exploitation, and Make Better Decisions The Psychology of Bias, ... Irrationality (Mental Discipline Book 4)

What motivates us into doing or avoiding things? Why do our predictions not reflect reality? Traditional economics claims humans are rational actors. But is this true? Think about the last time you bought something expensive; was that item really the best choice based on value and utility? We all fall prey to irrationality and biases and make decisions based on them. This contradicts the wisdom of traditional economics. Outsmart Your Brain challenges everyday wisdom with the help of psychology and economics, commonly known as behavioral economics. Here you’ll find counterintuitive answers to the motivations behind our actions. This book is for those who don’t fear reality, have inquisitive an nature, enjoy challenges, and like to understand the real motivations of human nature – who like to outsmart their brains. Why do smart people make irrational decisions so often?- Understand why people value some things more than others.- How to use incentives to actually achieve what you want. - Understand the role dopamine plays in your decision-making to be more vigilant about your snap judgments.- Get around your natural biases related to loss, ownership, and risk.This compilation of experiments and studies mixed with the author’s wit will shift your understanding of human behavior. By recognizing the biases mentioned in this book:- You can make better decisions – be it in business, personal life, or community.- Avoid the serious consequences that certain biases lead us into.- You’ll know how people think, so you can help others make choices that are the best for them.- Learn the difference between perceived and actual risks and use this knowledge to your advantage.

Confidence: Your Practical Training: How to Develop Healthy Self Esteem and Deep Self Confidence to Be Successful and Become True Friends with Yourself (Master Your Emotional Intelligence)

Have you ever considered how many opportunities you have missed and how many chances you have wasted by lacking self-confidence when you need it most?Have you ever given up on your plans, important goals, and dreams not because you just decided to focus on something else, but simply because you were too SCARED or hesitant to even start, or stick up to the plan and keep going?Are you afraid of starting your own business or asking for a promotion? Petrified of public speaking, socializing, dating, taking up new hobbies, or going to job interviews?Can you imagine how amazing and relieving it would feel to finally obtain all the self-esteem needed to accomplish things you've always wanted to achieve in your life?Finally, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you simply couldn’t understand WHY you acted in a certain way, or why you kept holding yourself back and feeling all the bad emotions, instead of just going for what’s the most important to you?Due to early social conditioning and many other influences, most people on this planet are already familiar with all these feelings.WAY TOO FAMILIAR!I know how it feels, too. I was in the same exact place.And then, I found the way!It's high time you did something about it too because, truth be told, self-confident people just have it way easier in every single aspect of life!From becoming your own boss or succeeding in your career, through dating and socializing, to starting new hobbies, standing up for yourself or maybe finally packing your suitcase and going on this Asia trip you promised yourself decades ago… All too often, people fail in these quests as they aren’t equipped with the natural and lasting self-confidence to deal with them in a proper way.Confidence is not useful only in everyday life and casual situations. Do you really want to fulfill your wildest dreams, or do you just want to keep chatting about them with your friends, until one day you wake up as a grumpy, old, frustrated person? Big achievements require brave and fearless actions. If you want to act bravely, you need to be confident.Along with lots of useful, practical exercises, this book will provide you with plenty of new information that will help you understand what confidence problems really come down to. And this is the most important and the saddest part, because most people do not truly recognize the root problem, and that’s why they get poor results.Lack of self-confidence and problems with unhealthy self-esteem are usually the reason why smart, competent, and talented people never achieve a satisfying life; a life that should easily be possible for them.In this book, you will read about:-How, when, and why society robs us all of natural confidence and healthy self-esteem.-What kind of social and psychological traps you need to avoid in order to feel much calmer, happier, and more confident.-What “natural confidence” means and how it becomes natural.-What “self-confidence” really is and what it definitely isn’t (as opposed to what most people think!).-How your mind hurts you when it really just wants to help you, and how to stop the process.-What different kinds of fear we feel, where they come from, and how to defeat them.-How to have a great relationship with yourself.-How to use stress to boost your inner strength.-Effective and ineffective ways of building healthy self-esteem.-Why the relation between self-acceptance and stress is so crucial.-How to stay confident in professional situations.-How to protect your self-esteem when life brings you down, and how to deal with criticism and jealousy.-How to use neuro-linguistic programming, imagination, visualizations, diary entries, and your five senses to re-program your subconscious and get rid of “mental viruses” and detrimental beliefs that actively destroy your natural confidence and healthy self-esteem.

The Psychology of Fake News: Accepting, Sharing, and Correcting Misinformation

This volume examines the phenomenon of fake news by bringing together leading experts from different fields within psychology and related areas, and explores what has become a prominent feature of public discourse since the first Brexit referendum and the 2016 US election campaign. Dealing with misinformation is important in many areas of daily life, including politics, the marketplace, health communication, journalism, education, and science. In a general climate where facts and misinformation blur, and are intentionally blurred, this book asks what determines whether people accept and share (mis)information, and what can be done to counter misinformation? All three of these aspects need to be understood in the context of online social networks, which have fundamentally changed the way information is produced, consumed, and transmitted. The contributions within this volume summarize the most up-to-date empirical findings, theories, and applications and discuss cutting-edge ideas and future directions of interventions to counter fake news.Also providing guidance on how to handle misinformation in an age of “alternative facts”, this is a fascinating and vital reading for students and academics in psychology, communication, and political science and for professionals including policy makers and journalists.  

The Power of Creativity (Book 1): Learning How to Build Lasting Habits, Face Your Fears and Change Your Life

Are you ready to build habits, face your fears and change your life? Because that’s the Power of Creativity. This book is for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists and anyone who has ever asked questions like “How can I become more creative?” or, “How can I get more ideas?” or “How can I focus on my thoughts and just let them flow?”If you’ve ever struggled with a problem or challenge in your personal or professional life and thought, “I can’t do this, I’m not creative enough”, this book will help you. In this book, you will discover these strategies: ˃˃˃ 1. Prepare to be Inspired Inspiration is nice, but that doesn’t mean you should sit around all day waiting for ideas to come to you. Instead, cultivate smart creative habits that help you find ideas faster. ˃˃˃ 2. Trace Your Creative Roots To know what you’re going to create (and to overcome problems like procrastination, fear and self-doubt), you must understand what drives you. You must understand what you’re passionate about and for that, a personal mission statement is key. ˃˃˃ 3. Learn What Your Craft (And Your Audience) Demands To master your craft, whether that by writing, painting, music, film or art, requires learning what both it and your audience expect from you. ˃˃˃ 4. Find a Creative Master to Mentor You A mentor will help you face your fears, master the self and find better ideas faster. But, what if you can’t find one? ˃˃˃ 5. Strengthen Your Mind and Body Creative masters understand the value of meditation, physical exercise and protecting their best self. They know becoming more creative isn’t just a mental practice. ˃˃˃ 6. Invest In Your Side-Projects When you need when you need a break from your main gig, turn towards a side-project. That’s what smart creative people do, and they often find real success in this approach. ˃˃˃ 7. Go to War Against Your Fears Your fear of failure, your fear of rejection, your fear of criticism, let’s change that. If you want to discover how to build creative habits, face your fears and change your life, download a sample or buy now.

The Challenge of Chance: A Multidisciplinary Approach from Science and the Humanities (The Frontiers Collection)

This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on chance, with contributions from distinguished researchers in the areas of biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, genetics, general history, law, linguistics, logic, mathematical physics, statistics, theology and philosophy. The individual chapters are bound together by a general introduction followed by an opening chapter that surveys 2500 years of linguistic, philosophical, and scientific reflections on chance, coincidence, fortune, randomness, luck and related concepts. A main conclusion that can be drawn is that, even after all this time, we still cannot be sure whether chance is a truly fundamental and irreducible phenomenon, in that certain events are simply uncaused and could have been otherwise, or whether it is always simply a reflection of our ignorance. Other challenges that emerge from this book include a better understanding of the contextuality and perspectival character of chance (including its scale-dependence), and the curious fact that, throughout history (including contemporary science), chance has been used both as an explanation and as a hallmark of the absence of explanation. As such, this book challenges the reader to think about chance in a new way and to come to grips with this endlessly fascinating phenomenon.

Changing Habits of Mind: A Brain-Based Theory of Psychotherapy

Changing Habits of Mind presents a theory of personality that integrates homeostatic dynamics of the brain with self-processes, emotionality, cultural adaptation, and personal reality.Informed by the author’s brain-based, relational psychotherapeutic practice, the book discusses the brain’s evolutionary growth, the four information-processing areas of the brain, and the cortex in relationship to the limbic system. Integrating the different experiences of sensory and non-sensory processes in the brain, the text introduces a theory of personality currently lacking in psychotherapy research that integrates neurobiology and psychology for the first time. Readers will learn how to integrate psychodynamic processes with cognitive behavioral techniques, while clinical vignettes exemplify the interaction of neurophysiological process with a range of psychological variables including homeostasis, developmental family dynamics, and culture.Changing Habits of Mind expands the psychotherapist’s perspective, exploring the important links between an integrated theory of personality and effective clinical practice.

Mindful Eating: Your ultimate guide for a positive relationship with food and a balanced body and mind

Have you considered eating mindfully and living a more mindful life, but you just don’t know how you will accomplish this on your own?You are not alone!Eating mindfully is challenging, as we live such fast paced lives and we tend to pay more attention to our daily responsibilities and less attention to our inner personal needs. It is for this very reason that this easy self-help guide is intended to assist anyone to achieve personal success in eating mindfully.This easy to follow guide carefully considers one's lifestyle, habits, beliefs about food, relationship with food, the obstacles one may face, as well as how to overcome these obstacles. To assist you on your journey to mindful eating, this guide also includes the principles and benefits of mindful eating, as well as a list of foods which will make mindful eating both easy and fun!This mindful eating guide also offers valuable insight and guidance on how you can adjust your beliefs and relationship with food and will also guide you to practice awareness, not only when you enjoy a meal, but also in your normal daily life.This easy to follow mindful eating guide will definitely ease and enhance your journey to eating and living more mindfully and will leave you feeling as if you have been doing so your entire life

Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology (Language, Cognition, and Mind Book 3)

By highlighting relations between experimental and theoretical work, this volume explores new ways of addressing one of the central challenges in the study of language and cognition. The articles bring together work by leading scholars and younger researchers in psychology, linguistics and philosophy. An introductory chapter lays out the background on concept composition, a problem that is stimulating much new research in cognitive science. Researchers in this interdisciplinary domain aim to explain how meanings of complex expressions are derived from simple lexical concepts and to show how these meanings connect to concept representations. Traditionally, much of the work on concept composition has been carried out within separate disciplines, where cognitive psychologists have concentrated on concept representations, and linguists and philosophers have focused on the meaning and use of logical operators. This volume demonstrates an important change in this situation, where convergence points between these three disciplines in cognitive science are emerging and are leading to new findings and theoretical insights.   This book is open access under a CC BY license.