The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence – Gavin de Becker

Source: Goodreads

Original Title: The Gift of Fear: and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
ASIN: B0036Z9U2A
Edition Language: English
Rating: 5/5

The book is a smooth read. It’s a book that does what it claims “save your life”, not with a preachy tone but with a series of interesting incidents that the author encountered in his life. The book has been highly recommended for women for avoiding violent situations. The book does not talk about developing any special skills to prevent violence and related trauma but to trust one’s intuition and gut feeling. The author talks about how to tune into the body’s natural awareness supported by dozens of examples of cases where the victim had intuitively felt the negative vibes from the attackers yet based on circumstances decided to neglect them. The stories and the cases discussed in the book are convincing and the reader will surely get the “Oh! that happens often” on various cases stories.

The book has the potential to change the way one thinks, mostly because it does not impose any new views and does not preach anything exceptional. But instead, convinces you to trust the already existing voice in your head and proves to you how it has always been right in the past.

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