Emotions Alert and Guide Us

What are emotions? Our emotions empower us to make decisions, pursue our interests, build loving relationships, and protect ourselves. They instantly signal how we feel about what is happening at each moment. If we feel scared we might withdraw; if excited we might...

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Protecting Yourself from Manipulation

What is Manipulation?  Some people communicate in manipulative ways. Their purpose is to get the response or outcome they want, regardless of the impact on the other person. They might manipulate if they think you won’t agree to what they want. So they ask in a...

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Behind the Book ‘Ignite Your Power’

This is an Author Interview in 2020 with Eve Dyer, the author of Ignite your Power:  Unmasking the Five Faces of Anger. This is a high-quality, full-length book launched in late 2019.  What was your overall goal of writing your book, Ignite Your Power?  To help...

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612 ABC Radio Brisbane Interview with Eve Dyer (Part 1)

by Katherine Feeney

612 ABC Radio Brisbane Interview with Eve Dyer (Part 2)

by Katherine Feeney

Kat Feeney and Eve Dyer

Indrani Ganguly

4 out of 5 stars
Ignite Your Power is a powerful, instructive and extremely readable guide to negotiating complex, difficult and destructive relationships. Eve Dyer has drawn on her experiences as a clinical psychologist to present a compelling narrative about real life and prototypical fictional people trapped in damaging relationships at home or in the workplace and the means by which they not only survived but thrived by actively taking on the challenges.

Eve identifies five forms of anger. Four of these- defensive, suppressed, narcissistic and destructive anger are negative ones and one-assertive anger is positive.

I was pleased to see that while the book has been written from a woman’s perspective because more women have difficulty asserting themselves, Eve acknowledges the suggestions apply equally to men.

The situations discussed are those to which most people would be able to relate, e.g. hesitating to speak up during an argument, trying to please others even though there are no positive returns or not speaking about situations of violence and abuse within different contexts. The strategies suggested also provide a guide to assess if reactions were a good way to go, or whether there would have been better ways to do it.

Robyn

Direct purchase
I think this is much needed, and it certainly resonated with me, as someone who was the victim of bullying in the workplace. My coping strategy was defensive anger, as I wasn’t skilled at expressing anger and was very vulnerable… but I was made to feel that I was a bad person for reacting with emotion.

Jim Higgins

Amazon Review
5 out of 5 stars
How to be assertive and live a full life.
This is a book for everyone who struggles to understand why they are attacked by people instead of being listened to. It is a book that gives knowledge and strategies to claim your own power and live a life of hope and strength. Recommended for men and women who want to fortify their talents and make their needs and life purpose a priority.

Kindle Amazon customer

5 out of 5 stars
Empowering.
Thank-you for sharing. My favourite take home message is: Care for yourself, be true to yourself, come home to yourself.

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