Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control – Don Hennessy’s new book (DH Digest part 12)
Don Hennessy’s book Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control is different from most ‘sympathy’ and ‘support’ books which rely on the target woman to protect herself. Instead it talks directly to the target woman while she is being controlled and hopes to give her the permission and the skills to protect her mind and her soul.
Update from the Irish publisher of Steps to Freedom, Liberties Press. 24 July 2019. “Steps to Freedom has just been reprinted in the US (where it’s available from our distributor Casemate / IPM, who supply bookshops and online retailers there). We will also be reprinting it again here in Ireland later this summer.”
Sean Moncrieff interviews Don Hennessy about Steps to Freedom. I urge you to listen to this. Once again Don Hennessy cuts to the heart of what is really going on when men abuse their female partners. (This above link to the interview will take you to Newstalk Radio Shows, specifically to Moncrieff and Highlights from Moncrieff. Then you will need to scroll down to 19 February 2018 for the Steps to Freedom interview.) [Update added Oct. 1, 2020: The link now takes you directly to the Sean Moncrieff interview with Don Hennessy about Steps to Freedom. Editors.]
Steps to Freedom is written in practical and accessible language, including case studies.
Controlling behaviour, particularly of men towards women, is far more common in all walks of life than we have been led to believe. In this easy-to-read guide, best-selling author Don Hennessy offers practical advice to all those dealing with violent or controlling behaviour in their own lives, based on his experience of dealing with hundreds of such people in a therapeutic setting. Most important, he explains to the reader how they can throw off the shackles and live lives free from fear and intimidation.
Don Hennessy is the Director of the National Domestic Violence Intervention Agency and the author of the best-selling How He Gets Into Her Head. He is a relationship counsellor who has worked for many years with women who are experiencing difficulties with abusive or controlling partners. Don has been interviewed in the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner and Irish Times, and is a regular contributor on the subject of intimate control in the broadcast media in Ireland and internationally.
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Check out our Don Hennessy Digest which contains an exposition of How He Gets Into Her Head and a few different media items where Hennessy is one of the speakers.