- Paperback: 142 pages
- Publisher: E-S Press; First Printing, April 2002 edition (2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0971725403
- ISBN-13: 978-0971725409
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Emotional survival for law enforcement: A guide for officers and their families First Printing, April 2002 Edition
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After my husband (who is an officer) read it, he said that he sees many of these examples in his life and the lives of those with whom he works. Because of this book, he has been able to recognize his deficiencies and is working on improving them. It literally saved our marriage where counseling and other books (marriage ones) could not because the real issues were never discussed: His JOB and what affects hypervigilance has in our life. It is more than just being "overly" aware of your surroundings and it is VERY real for those who are police officers.
Anyone who is married (or involved) to an officer knows how stressful it is at times, for him, you and the kids, but there is no reason to be a victim of his job. This book gives practical instruction on how to overcome many of the common symptoms that affect an officer in his career--whether a rookie or a veteran. It is a quick read because it focuses on hypervigilance-the main thing that "changes" a person when they become a cop. Being bitter on the job is not inevitable! There is hope if the officer can recognize the problem.
Give this book to all of the officers you know, especially those who are married and NEW to LE work. It can save them years of heartache if they know what to look out for and what to expect.
P.S. My wife also LOVED reading the book and NOW she understands why I am the way I am....and that is Great when the other half REALLY understand. The only thing better than the book is seeing Dr. Gilmartin's presentation in person as he is a very busy man giving presentations all over the country at every level of public safety.
And to those that think I was paid to write this, you're wrong....but I understand your cynicism since I am from the same mold.
While this book is not te definitive book on the adverse effects of continuous hypervigilance, it explains the issue throughly and in logical manner. The author explains in a very illustrative manner how one thing leads to another: How police officer learns to like the "high" of police work, which leads to putting more emphasis on the cop role at the expence of civilian life, which in turn makes the individual more one sided, and therefore more vulnerable, and so on. At the end of the book, the author gives simple instructions on how to became an emotional survival.
The text is not too scientific, and the author uses conversational tone through the book. There are also lots of charts and drawings to illustrate the issues handled in the text. Some illustrations are used over and over, but every time there is something new added, to illustrate how things build on top of others. There is lot of humor in the text, and there are numerous case histories used throught the book to further illustrate the issues. And because the book is written in very plain language, it is fast to read.
This is a very valuable book for every law enforcement officer to read. If you are interested in officer survival, this book is essential reading.
I was surprised that this book is out of print and that it had to be ordered outside Amazon. This is an invaluable book, I highly recommend it for families to read together.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recommend this book for every law enforcement officer and especially their spouses. No one understands law enforcement better than those and this book will validate every thing... Read morePublished 7 days ago by SAS
A perfect analysis of what the job can do to you. This book should be required reading for all cops, COs, and their significant others.Published 19 days ago by MRHIGHSPEED
This book is a bit du but it makes its point very clearly with examples to help you to understand. It is also a great read for families of law enforcement or those getting ready... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica L. Shepherd
If your Law Enforcement or family of an Officer read this book.Published 1 month ago by Patrick Lapoint
A must for Police, helps me understand my moods and behavior and how to work on them for a better lifestyle.Published 2 months ago by Gabriele Albert Pina