This informative guided journal helps victims of gaslighting understand the dynamics of challenging and unhealthy relationships—and how to leave one—from the author of The Gaslight Effect.

NEW YORK, NY, February 21, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — In 2007, Dr. Robin Stern coined the phrase “gaslight effect” to explain the long-term effects of repeated gaslighting: an insidious and sometimes covert form of emotional abuse in which a gaslighter undermines and controls another person by deflecting, twisting, and denying their reality. Gaslighting can happen in a romantic relationship, between family members, or at work—but in every case, it leaves you constantly second-guessing yourself, unable to make simple decisions, and destabilized from the constant reality shifts.

THE GASLIGHT EFFECT RECOVERY GUIDE: Your Personal Journey Toward Healing From Emotional Abuse (Rodale Books/February 21, 2023/$18.99) is a tool for personal exploration that will help you identify if you are part of a pattern of emotional abuse and pull yourself out of that dynamic with a few crucial mindset shifts. Through prompts, checklists, quizzes, and guided reflective questions, you will explore past and present relationships, gain the confidence to leave an abusive partner or set boundaries in an unavoidable situation, and heal after gaslighting. This interactive workbook will help you:
• Name the Gaslight Effect and identify abuse in any relationship.
• Heal a relationship or free yourself from a gaslighting dynamic.
• Learn what makes you vulnerable to gaslighting.
• Deepen your self-awareness and self-compassion.
• Expand your capacity to trust yourself and reach out to others for support.

Dr. Stern is also the host of THE GASLIGHT EFFECT podcast, which teaches listeners about the depths the term can take. She interviews experts and hears personal experiences from guests about all aspects of gaslighting–from the unintentional, the role it plays in marriages and divorces, how “good parenting” can be gaslighting, workplace and medical scenarios, and how to effectively support someone going through it.

THE GASLIGHT EFFECT podcast is available for free on all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

Dr. Robin Stern will help you reveal the truth behind gaslighting interactions with her book, THE GASLIGHT EFFECT RECOVERY GUIDE or podcast THE GASLIGHT EFFECT, allowing you to cultivate happy, healthy relationships and regain your joy, creativity, and sense of self.

Your Personal Journey Toward Healing From Emotional Abuse

By Dr. Robin Stern
Rodale Books
Publication Date: February 21, 2023
Paperback, $18.99
304 pages
ISBN-13: 9780593236277

Dr. Stern is the co-founder and associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and an associate research scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale. She is a licensed psychoanalyst with 30 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families. She is the author of The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life and The Gaslight Effect Recovery Guide: Your Personal Journey Toward Healing from Emotional Abuse. Dr. Stern has been a guest on many local and national radio shows and has traveled widely to lecture on emotional intelligence, women in leadership and on relational bullying.

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