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Name: Debbie
Email:VOYD@bigpond.com
Location: Melbourne, Vic Australia
Date: Friday, December 31, 1999 at 01:41:00
Comments:

I have read both of your wonderful books and they are the best books I have ever read. I re-read them often and have given them as gifts to family members. I too am very concerned with the amount of violence displayed on TV,movies etc. I look forward to your next book.Your insight is amazing!

Name: John P. Hayes, Special Agent (retired)
Email:Bayern1862@aol.com
Location: West Seneca, NY USA
Date: Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 17:57:32
Comments:
Saw your posting on the US Army CID Agent's Association Web Site and must say I am quite interested in your organization. Recently retired after 24 years as an ARMY CID Special Agent I have extensive experience in Protective Services, Investigations and Covert Operations. Would love to hear of any job opportunities that you may have in Western New York or nearby region. I am currently the Director of Security for Pyramid Management Group of Buffalo but would love to get back into what I do best.

Name:P J Rosen
Email:prosen@alphagp.com
Location: farmingdale, ny USA
Date: Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 05:29:44
Comments:
The Alpha group looks forward to working with your organization.

Name: RICARDO E. VINELLA
Email:rvinella@mgap.gub.uy
Location: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 22:24:52
Comments:
I found your book "The Gift of Fear" very interesting and useful. As CEO of a private security consulting office here in Uruguay I am specially interested in threat management and violence prevention. I will wait your future books with impatience.

Name: Renee Burnett
Email:wisewomanwwr@yahoo.com
Location: Shawnee, Kansas United States
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 17:27:14
Comments:
I am thankful beyond words for the work that everyone in you company does! I am a survivor of evil,taken out on me in many forms. A part of me heals and breaths each time I see others fighting and educating. I will be sending details of my story later, just wanted to say hello and thank you for the work you have done personally and for the world to learn from. God Bless! Renee

Name:Arnold L. Downing Sr.
Email:arnold@keys.org
Location: Topeka, ks SN
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 13:52:01
Comments:
Please send any info on school violence or detecting youths who have signs of needing help before they do something that could be harmful to themselves or others. Any info on what we as bystanders can do to prevent or notice when somethings wrong with our children.

Name: Daniel E. White
Email:dannopi@aol.com
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 08:40:04
Comments:
I am a retired CID Special Agent who saw your website connection within the CID Agents Association Website. I am owner of Daniel E. White Investigations and cover the northeastern region of Washington State and the panhandle of Idaho. If you contract out and have any leads or investigative activity within my area, I offer you my assistance and experience of 31 years in the investigative field.

Name: Chonseya L. Neabors
Email:Chonseya@aol.com
Location: Los Angeles, Ca USA
Date: Monday, December 27, 1999 at 13:54:48
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Name: MOM
Email:fjas@idirect.com
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 19:17:29
Comments:
I have just finished reading Protecting The Gift. It is fantastic. It took me 4 very late night's to read it, I couldn't put it down. I look forward to your next book. Thank-You for your words of encouragement. JS/1999

Name: Roger Tate
Email:etat26@bellsouth.net
Location: Orlando, Fl U.S.A.
Date: Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 18:37:59
Comments:
Security specialist checking the web for job opportunties. Looks like an interesting job.

Name:Rochelle Nobs
Email:rochelle@nobscomputer.com
Location: St. Peters, MO USA
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 18:45:41
Comments:
I'm reading The Gift of Fear and decided to check out the website just for fun, but the website's colors make it very difficult to read. The book is just great so far. I have much to teach my young daughters.

Name: Thomas F. Curley CFE. PPS.
Email:DMC70@AOL.COM

Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 13:41:32
Comments:
Interested in your posted positions on the ASIS referral.

Name: Terry Brown
CA
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 11:08:27
Comments:
Love your books, very good.

Name: Daniel Frazier
Email:longshot@nwi.net
Location: Malaga, WA USA
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 08:54:40
Comments:
I just completed "The Gift of Fear" and wanted to convey my thanks to Mr. de Becker for taking the time to write the definative "self Help" book. This book should be required reading for all parents, teachers, and anyone that visits a domestic violence shelter. If everyone could have this information presented to them in such a logical format I think more people could live "normal" lives without unwarrented fear and many in violent situations would find the courage to get out.

Name: tina lee
Email:davetinaspun@icq.com
Location: Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand
Date: Monday, December 20, 1999 at 23:28:37
Comments:
I have a great deal of respect for what your busness does I wrote to you and got a pleasnt reply thank you i only wish you could have helped i have learnt a lot thank you

Name: Jimmy
Email:jimbo@aol.com

Date: Monday, December 20, 1999 at 13:40:26
Comments:

You do so much for so many, thanks. jimbo

Name: Bobbie Hunter
Email:bhunter@aol.com
Location: rosedale, IN
Date: Monday, December 20, 1999 at 13:33:20
Comments:
Bravo. I will be sure to share this information with my family members.

Name: Debra Knight
Email:dknight@gte.net
Location: allentown, PA
Date: Monday, December 20, 1999 at 13:31:25
Comments:
What a great book! I especially appreciated the questions to ask the school administration.

Name: Elizabeth Flynn
Email:flynnadv@earthlink.net
Location: L.A., CA USA
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 11:34:11
Comments:
Please add me to any electronic or snail mail distribution list you may have. I serve as the Public Information Officer for a program that coordinates a community-based effort to prevent and intervene on juvenile crime and gang-related activities among targeted middle school students. Would like to know more about field studies and Mosaic in general. Many thanks.

Name: Charles Fruge'
Email:cfruge@saffordusd.k12.az.us
Location: Safford, AZ US
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 11:33:11
Comments:


Name: Leslie M. Sapp
Email:Sleuth100@aol.com
Location: Columbia, SC USA
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 09:22:08
Comments:
Thanks so much for encouraging instinct and common sense in such an eloquent manner. One of my best friends is a neuropsychiatrist, and she was thrilled to receive "The Gift Of Fear" from me last year. This Christmas I will surprise her with "Protecting The Gift." Thanks again for the inspiration and instruction.

Name: Barbara Robertson
Email:Texene@swbell.net
Location: Austin, TTX
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 09:19:59
Comments:
I learned so much about protecting myself and my nieces from reading "Protecting the Gift". Mr. de Becker is such a remarkable man. This book should be read by parents, child care workers, babysitters, Aunts, cousins, all women in general. Thank you Mr. de Becker and your staff for writing such a remarkable book.

Name:Michael Furlong
Email:mfurlong@education.ucsb.edu
Location: Santa Barbara, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 08:52:34
Comments:
As member of the Governor Davis's School Safety Panel (AB1113), I would like to have the opportunity to review MOSAIC 2000. I am a researcher at UCSB who has written extensively on the topic of school violence. Thnak you.

Name: Michael P. Ralph, NCSP
Email:mpralph@lexnyc.org
Location: Jackson Heights, NY
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 05:49:01
Comments:

Name: Tracie Snyder
Email:Trbrsn@aol.com
Location: Bradenton , FL USA
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 04:17:50
Comments:
As a teacher, administrator and Education Consultant, I believe your program shows great promise. I would love to know more. I'll be looking forward to reading the results on the effectiveness of this tool in the test schools.
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Name: Sunnie
Email:Sunnie_va@yahoo.com
VA
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 20:40:32
Comments:
I have read both books cover to cover many times. I use them in my violence prevention training programs with domestic violence and rape survivors. I hope this is all right? There is so very much valuable information there and it has helped so many. My teen and pre-teen clients find it most beneficial in recovering their self-confidence and sense of worth. One little friend was able to face her attacker in court with a self-confidence that brought tears to my eyes. He was convicted. I wish the school systems in our state would MOSAIC. To my knowledge, they know nothing about it and are not willing to listen. As a former teacher, I've made a few inquiries. They think they have all the answers already. Such a shame.

Name:Michael J. Goudy
Email:captainmjg205@hotmail.com
Location: Syracuse, NY USA
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 13:41:17
Comments:
Interested in the new school Mosaic. I worked with Murray Miron, Syracuse University. Still a Captain with the Sheriff's Department.

Name: James E. Robinson
Email:kentpd@kentland.ffni.com
Location: Kentland, IN USA
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 12:37:58
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Name: Grant Finlayson
Email:finlayscot@yahoo.com
Location: Dover, Ark USA
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 11:29:52
Comments:
Appreciate your eforts to stamp out trouble in schools. Grant Finlayson

Name:Northeast Charter School
Location: Eynon, PA USA
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 07:28:03
Comments:
We are a school for at-risk students and are interested in Information about the Software

Name: Manuel Egurrola
Email:egurrola@hotmail.com
Location: Shanghai, China
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 00:25:13
Comments:
I'm currently serving in the U.S Marine Corps as a Marine Security Guard. We received some information on your corporation and I am very interested on knowing more about it. I would appreciate it if you would send me some more information and what the standards are in being a part of Gavin de Becker & Associates.

Name: Ofc. Andres V. Rodriguez
Email:rocjean@starnet.com
Location: Tucson, Az U.S.
Date: Monday, December 13, 1999 at 14:11:46
Comments:
I am a School Resource Officer and would like some more information on the Mosaic system for our schools

Name: Cindy Oxford
Email:iam@vei.net
Location: Ringgold, GA United States
Date: Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:30:52
Comments:
I purchased your book, The Gift of Fear about a year ago. It has and continues to be a great help to me. Since I have not only a stalking incident in my past, but also more recently, I "escaped" from an abusive husband. I am wondering if you can advise me of any particular books which would aid me further in the process of selecting a safe mate, or in not selecting unsafe men?

Name: Alexis Turner
Email:turneraa@hotmail.com
Location: Madison, WI US of A
Date: Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 22:12:13
Comments:
I enjoyed your first book and refer to it frequently when I hear someone speak of a situation or person with whom they feel uncomfortable or threatened by. I also share with them my "thumb nail sketch" of the book. That is to listen to their intuition and to follow it. Although I do not have children of my own, I anticipate reading your second book "Protecting the Gift." I am referencing your two books in a listserve discussion on maintianing access to library materials and services for an introductory course in a masters' program in library and infor mation studies. One of the discussions is about ways to deal with a scenario where a patron is asking for information that could be perceived as harmful to others. Thank you.

Name: William McAteer
Email:NJMAC2SEA@AOL.COM
Location: Buckley, Wa USA
Date: Friday, December 10, 1999 at 22:10:37
Comments:
I am a father of 2 children and a police officer with 10 years of law enforcement experience and have just recently completed reading Protecting the Gift and am presently reading The Gift of Fear. Both books assist me in performing my duties as a police officer and also assist me in keeping my loved ones safe. Great work !! Thanks!! I have shared the info and books with others and will continue to do so. Please let me know if you have any training opportunities in the Seattle, Wa area, I would like to attend. Thanks again and I am looking forward to the next book.

Name: Cathi Snyder
Email:CSnyder@Cozen.com
Location: Bala Cynwyd, Pa. USA
Date: Friday, December 10, 1999 at 11:06:03
Comments:
I have read your book, Protecting The Gift, and have contacted some of the resources in the back so that I can take my children to some safety classes. I have received one mailer, but otherwise my inquiries and messages have not been responded to yet (6 months). Can you perhaps let me know what classes for 3 and 4 year olds there are in my area.

Name: MATTHEW M. HALL
Email:austinslove@aol.com
Location: wildomar, Ca. U.S.
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 19:17:37
Comments:
I'am interested in working for Mr.de becker's firm and would like more information on what your requirements are. thank you.

Name: Robert P. Huffer
Email:HufferRPH@AOL.Com
Location: Haines City, Fl USA
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 14:06:49
Comments:
As a Senior Citzen and a Sustitute Teacher I look forward to reading your books ASAP Thank .

Name: Linda Pratt
Email:Yina47@AOL
Location: Eden Prairie, MN US
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 12:33:08
Comments:
Both of these books should be required reading for every parent.

Name: Trevor Townsend
Email:tman@interlog.com
Location: Toronto, ON CANADA
Date: Monday, December 6, 1999 at 18:16:02
Comments:
I am genuinely puzzled by why a security professional would not see the true value in a system such as MOSAIC. Those, like I, who are executive protection specialists would and will use any sensible and viable tools which clearly assist in defining the risk to a protectee. The most important defining characteristic of MOSAIC is that this tool, while certainly new and unique, is a much needed advancement in the ability to provide as accurate a threat assessment as possible. I patiently await advancements that will be able to define the risk to a protectee by his or her unique characteristics regardless of whether the aggressor is known or not.

Name: Dan Phillips
Email:dphillips@leo.gov
Location: Silverdale, WA
Date: Monday, December 6, 1999 at 14:10:46
Comments:
The Gift of Fear is a great book for anyone from the single mom to cops on the street! Looking forward to finishing Protecting the Gift

Name:Henrik Bramsborg
Email:Bodyguard@europe.com
Location: Valby, DK Denmark
Date: Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 05:58:04
Comments:
We are in the process of opening a new security directory at: http://link.freesitestuff.com/?Bramsborg This directory will be placed some 2000 places on the web, in order to get maximum exposure. It is free to place a link there, as long as the link is security related! Drop by and have a look, Henrik Bramsborg Scandinavian Bodyguard Services

Name: Jason M. Goodman
Email:goodmanjason@hotmail.com
Location: Bridge City, Tx. USA
Date: Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 03:24:12
Comments:
Posting this message in reference to employment with your company. Am currently serving in a similar capacity as a Marine Security Guard. Have 30 months experience in the security field excluding 24 months in the Fleet Marine Force. Am interested in your outfit and would be able to relocate with relative ease. If interested in quality help let me know.

Name: Jason M. Goodman
Email:goodmanjason@hotmail.com
Location: Bridge City,
Date: Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 03:19:42
Comments:

Name: paul costanzo
Email:rockymountainss@aol.com
Location: colorado springs, co usa
Date: Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 09:12:54
Comments:
I am studying for certification as a domestic violence counselor and would like to know if there are pins available to use with assessment tools to identify possible perpetrators. thanks paul

Name: Barbara Barrett
Email:moxie10_99@yahoo.com
Location: Chicago, Il. USA
Date: Friday, December 3, 1999 at 14:38:29
Comments:
Have read, and often refer to, Mr. De Becker's brilliant "Gift of Fear". I am researching information to develop training for police officers to recognize assailant non-verbal signals. Perhaps you can refer me to reliable sources. Thank you.

Name: Jeff cain
Email:jcain01@yahoo.com
Location: Temecula , CA USA
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at 17:06:26
Comments:
I read your book "The Gift of Fear" and soaked up the knowlege you shared. The book was recommended to me by a Counter Intelligence Marine, and not only has it made me wiser in day to day life, it also helped me to reconise dangers while serving in third world countries. I have recommended your book to my fellow Marines and made it required reading for my family. Thanks for the knowlege, Simper Fi

Name:Stephen N. Cary
Email:scary@ameshome.com
Location: Rocky Hill, CT U.S.A.
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at 07:11:27
Comments:
I am a video producer at Ames Dept. Stores currently working on a workplace violence program.Thanks for a very impressive looking website.I see The Gift of Fear in my future! A sfe , happy & productive day to all.

 


Name:TINA SERASIO VALENTI
Email:ittaliana@hotmail.com
Location: MAILIBU, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 22:32:12
Comments:
I am very interested in your company. I am currently seeking a new job in a growing company. I am currently working at Pepperdine University as a Public Safety Officer for the last 10 1/2 years.

Name: SHEILA
Email:RICANMONEY@AOL.COM
Location: READING, PA USA
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 22:22:15
Comments:
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO GET A COPY OF LOCAL SEXUAL PRETATORS,MOLESTERS AND ALL WHO I AM ENTITLE TO KNOW PLEASE HELP

Name: Lynda Davis
Email:Lynda_Davis@kindermorgan.com
Location: Redvale , CO USA
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 18:28:32
Comments:
I just finished your book The Gift of Fear and I cannot thank you enough for sharing this knowledge with others. You have taught me to listen to my own inherent knowledge base and learn from it to avoid dangerous situations before they start, react to ones as they develop and evaluate present relationships effectively! I will recommend your books to ALL my family and friends!

Name: SFC Vince Speulveda
Email:falcon224@aol.com
Location: Fayetteville, NC USA
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 12:18:31
Comments:
US Army Special Forces

Name: Kristine Boudreaux
Email:kcb@joneswaldo.com
UT
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 08:35:34
Comments:
I am reading "The Gift of Fear" for the second time. I can't count the number of times that I believe it has saved my life. It gives one a sense of control. I am giving this book to all of the women on my Christmas list this year!

Name: Mel Tani
Email:MPD1072@AOL.COM
Location: WHITTIER, CA UAS
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 03:52:55
Comments:
I am a retired calfiornia police officer, with 10 years experience as a VIP bodyguard, and private investigator. I have a CPP in asset protection & physical security. Do you have any employment openings? I also have a concealed weapons permit.

Name: sally williams
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 19:36:46
Comments:
"The Gift of Fear" was a very inspirational book. It has given me a great insight into "fear", one that i don't know i could have discovered without some help from this book. I would like to thank Gavin for taking the time to share his experiences and knowledge that will no doubt help people all over the world to listen and trust their own intuition.

Name: Gary J. Plamp
Email:Gary Plamp@tigta.treas.gov
Location: St.Louis, Mo. USA
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 19:29:32
Comments:
Have some training in Workplace Violence..want more, pls advise. I have law enforcement background,and speak to about 2500 IRS employees/year re this topic.

Name:Luis Flores
Email:laflores36@hotmail.com

Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 14:15:07
Comments:
I'm currently a Marine Security Guard at the American Embassy Kampala, we received some of your information and a few Marines are interested into finding out more.

Name: Dianne Denny
Email:dianne.denny@uniontrib.com
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 10:41:17
Comments:
"The Gift of Fear" is a book that I refer to often, and often refer to my female friends. I thank Gavin deBecker from the bottom of my heart for taking the time and care to prepare such a fabulous work of art on human behavior.

Name: Lauren Mathes
Email:l_mathes70@hotmail.com
Location: Jonesboro, AR US
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 08:56:03
Comments:
I am currently reading The Gift of Fear, and I am absolutely fascinated with it. I have advised many of my family members and friends to read your book, particularly females. Your book offers valuable insight on how to protect oneself in the violent world we live in today. I never realized fear could be gift-it makes perfect sense now. I feel much safer now that I know how to use my instincts to ensure my safety. I love having control of my own life. This is a book for everyone! I can't wait to read Protecting the Gift.

Name: Joshua C Bartke
Email:mrjoshua007@hotmail.com
Location: Viennna, Austria
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 11:25:06
Comments:
I am currently a Marine Security Guard at the American Embassy Vienna. We recieved some info from your company and was just doing some further looking in to.

Name:Barbara
Email:online@misslink.org
Location: Cleveland, OH USA
Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 at 16:59:30
Comments:
I'm right now enjoying your book "Protecting the Gift." I recommend you link to: TRAINED TO KILL by David Grossman http://www.christianity.net/ct/8T9/8T9030.html The Missing Link Linking Troubled Youth & Adults with Life-Changing Program http://misslink.org

Name: Judith Sharp
Email:jsharp9742@aol.com
Location: Lynchburg, VA USA
Date: Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 18:48:32
Comments:
I bought Mr. de Becker's book "The Gift of Fear" after seeing an article in my Sunday magazine about how he developed his instinct/intuition. It hit a chord with me because I grew up in a disfunctional household where I had a parent who was a Jekyl/Hyde personality. It wasn't until reading his book that I realized that I had developed a lot of those instincts as well. I had gone through many years of the burdensome kind of fear but had been able to shed it in the recent past. Now I can be grateful instead of resentful about my childhood that I imagine Mr. de Becker feels as well. I admire what he has done with his life and what he has been able to give to many others out of his earlier years of personal pain. I hope that God continues to give you many more years to help many more people.

Name: Jaime Garcia
Email:jaimegarcia17@hotmail.com
Location: Carson, Ca
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 12:41:46
Comments:
A Forro ! AForro !

Name: Jaime Garcia
Email:jaimegarcia17@hotmail.com
Location: Carson, Ca US
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 12:37:40
Comments:
Beautiful;Outstanding

Name: Richard L Peacocke
Email:r_peacocke@hotmail.com
Location: Liverpool, UK
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 10:37:41
Comments:
Good site. Good service.

Name: Celeste
Email:celesterose_99@yahoo.com
U.S.
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 at 17:12:53
Comments:
Well I just want to let you know that your book"The Gift of Fear" has helped to overcome what could have happened to me. I just got out of a verbal/violent relationship after three years. I was given advice to read your book to help me understand and thank you. I know now what happened was wrong and I have gained enough strengh to overcome it. Thank you.

Name: Rachel Burford
Email:usmcrae@hotmail.com
Location: Monterey, CA USA
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 at 14:45:20
Comments:
I read Mr. De Becker's book and found it absolutely fascinating and of great value in today's society. I have now learned to focus when I feel uneasy and assess my situation. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to let go of irrational "worry". I am hoping to someday join the FBI or perhaps even Mr. De Becker's organization and I thank him for giving me a leg-up towards reaching my goal. It is also an immense relief to know that there are people like Mr. De Becker and his associates, people who are dedicated to providing others with their basic human right to freedom, sanctity, and happiness. Thank you Mr. De Becker, and thank you to all his stall, as well. You are bright and compassionate people. God bless.

Name:Melody Jade Parkins
Email:parkins@storm.simpson.edu
Location: Indianola, IA USA
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 at 08:42:26
Comments:
I have spoken with Dr. Gene Deisinger from Iowa State University about this organization. I thought that I would take a look at it for myself and see what it was all about. I will be graduating with my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Simpson College May of 2000. Dr. Deisinger had mentioned this company to look for employment opportunities. If I could get a little more information about the position of Security Staff agent. If possible could you email it to me or mail me a hard copy of it. My address: Box 4105 701 N "C" St Indianola, IA 50125 Thank you for your time. Sincerely Melody Parkins

Name: Patricia
Email:TooHapi@aol.com
IL USA
Date: Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 16:06:38
Comments:
I've read both of your books., and have purchased additional copies to give as presents. Thank You so much for sharing your wisdom on staying safe.

Name: Penny West
Email:penny.west@sympatico.ca
Location: Mississauga, On Canada
Date: Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 14:05:55
Comments:
We saw the show at 'Discover Magazine' which featured Mosaic 20. Many attempts at finding the names of the police departments or organizations that use Mosaic 20 have been futile. Any information would be helpful.Thank you. Penny
 

Name: MARVIN NIERRAS
Email:godfathri@aol.com
Location: Panorama City, Ca USA
Date: Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 09:29:56
Comments:
You have top security programs and impressive systems. Would be very eager to join you, given the opportunity to give the same service. My security experience has been extensive.

Name: laura kruse
Email:lkruse@hotmail.com
Location: marshall, mn usa
Date: Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 10:33:23
Comments:
i am currently a third year college student extremely interested in this area studing both psychology and criminal justice.

Name: jerrell isaacson
Email:jerrellisaacson@hotmail.com
Location: port au prince, haiti
Date: Friday, November 19, 1999 at 16:49:40
Comments:
i am currently a msg serving in port au prince haiti i saw your applicaton and i was just wonder ing about getting more informaton on the type of work you business does. thank you for your time

Name: janet uthe
Email:uthelaw@aol.com

Date: Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 20:39:14
Comments:

Name: Linda Sherman
Email:lenachop09@aol.com
Location: West Blommfield, MI USA
Date: Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 14:27:36
Comments:
I would liketo know what assessment would be most appropriate for schools. Middle and High.

Name: Shirley Zussman
Email:zussinek@home.com
Location: Toronto, ON Canada
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:44:05
Comments:
I have been very concerned about the preoccupation of violence in the entertainment industry -- including music videos, video games, films and TV. When my children were very small, it was simple enough to limit the programmes I would allow them to wathch. However, they are now teenagers, and it is impossible for me to control them in the same way. I have always made my position known to them, which may explain their relative lack of interest in violence. Still, I find they can't avoid it because most video games, music videos, films and television shows insist on throwing in gratuitous violence everywhere. I want this to stop. I want the entertainment industry to understand the harm they are doing, and learn to be more creative in choosing stories and portraying them. What can we ordinary folk do to get them to hear us when the cash registers are ringing in record profits in these industries? Thank you, Shirley I am sick of this and feel we must lobby the entertainment industry to take a more responsbible attitude towards the portrayal of violence.

Name: James L. Earle
Email:jlearle@rcn.com
Location: Mays Landing, NJ united states
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 08:37:26
Comments:
I have 20 yrs. of law enforcement exp. and would now like to enter the private sector. My resume is available upon request. Thank you, James L. Earle

Name: julie mills
Email:julieann@coffey.com
Location: wheatland, wy usa
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 16:17:18
Comments:
As I was reading "The Gift of Fear" for a local book review, our small town received a bomb threat at one of our schools. The threat was aimed at any school in our county, so all schools were evacuated. Your book gave insightful information concerning this kind of violence and made the incident less frightening. Sadly, we are struggling to catch up with the "outside" world.

Name:Jonathan Eden
UK
Date: Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 06:48:47
Comments:
I am reading The Gift of Fear at the moment and I find it not just useful, but compelling and enlightening. GdB's approach is intelligent, considered and fully 'human'. I am very glad I bought this book.
 

Name: Dennis Leahy
Email:DPLEAHY@BOST.ATF.TREAS.GOV
Location: Boston, MA USA
Date: Friday, November 12, 1999 at 11:36:15
Comments:
very interested in threat assessments, espically firearm or bomb

Name:Thomas Walker
Email:walkert@iit.edu
Location: Chicago, Il USA
Date: Friday, November 12, 1999 at 07:06:39
Comments:
"The Gift of Fear" is an outstanding work containing information I'd like to impart to the students on our campus. I am interested in any seminars that might be contemplated for the Chicago area geared towards preparing presenters of crime prevention and avoidance programs. I am Deputy Director of Public Safety at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I have distributed copies of "The Gift" to student counseling and business associates, and I'd like to do more to educate staff and students on our campus.

Name: Scott Burden
Email:bluedot@ebtech.net
Location: Sarnia, ONT. Canada
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 20:21:52
Comments:
Hello, I Heard about Gift of Fear from Black Belt mag. I read the book and thought It was one of the best books I have read. I work as Security at a shopping mall, and have reccomened the book to lots of female staff becuse of incidens that have occured. Thanks Scott....

Name: James A. McNally
Email:jamcnally@bost.atf.treas.gov
Location: Boston, Mass USA
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 12:05:44
Comments:
Excellent reference!

Name: Robert Thoms
Email:zoso100@earthlink.net
Location: Los Angeles, Ca. U.S.A.
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 20:47:57
Comments:
I am in the process of debating a career change.I have 16 years law enforcement experience with specialized training. I am very interested in your organization.I will be faxing you a updated resume. Thank you for your time.

Name: Tiffany A. McClary
Email:tmcceg@yahoo.com
Location: Washington, DC United States
Date: Monday, November 8, 1999 at 13:03:26
Comments:
I am currently posted as a Marine Security Guard in Eastern Europe. I've been reading some of the material that one of my fellow MSG's has received from your company. I know that I will not be reenlisting and am looking towards my future outside of the Corps. I still have another two years to complete before my EAS as well as another post. I will be almost 30 years old when I get out. That combined with the fact that I'm a female may put a damper on my prospects. That's why I'm starting my search now.
 

Name:Joseph Garcia
Email:teamgai@series2000.com
Location: Chesapeake, VA United States
Date: Sunday, November 7, 1999 at 06:57:53
Comments:
We are a very small firm that trains execlusively in Corrections-Special Operation. If we can ever be of assistance please call contact our office. You firm appears to be very impressive! All The Best Joseph

Name:Barbara Thompson & John Roe
Email:bet@discoverysystems.org
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA USA
Date: Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 13:36:23
Comments:
We are therapists turned consultants, and we do workplace violence training, management, and consulting. We have much appreciated Dr. deBecker's excellent book The Gift of Fear. We use it in our trainings and sell it to participants, hoping it will help save some lives. Thanks for providing great resources!

Name:Captain Donald Dawson
Email:ddawson@hawaii.edu
Location: Honolulu, Hi USA
Date: Friday, November 5, 1999 at 16:56:14
Comments:
I am the operations officer for the Campus Security Department at the University of Hawaii. We may be contacting your Company soon for either training material or possibly a seminar. Working on the details now.

Name: Rita M.
Email:RStvnMeagh@aol.com
GA USA
Date: Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 20:38:42
Comments:
I was impressed with and grateful for the insights reflected in the book Protecting the Gift. I have just discovered this site, however, and am looking forward to exploring it. Keep up the good work!

Name: Brian Grossman
Email:g0strider@aol.com
Location: Killeen, TX USA
Date: Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 17:16:45
Comments:
Great Site...... Very interested in the services you provide...to the public sector

Name: Tamara S. Turner
Email:TSMTURNER@aol.com
Location: Tulsa, Okla U.S.A.
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 19:40:59
Comments:
I would like additional information on your training session scheduled for Nov.7 - Nov. 11. Thank you.

Name:John W. Houseman Jr
Email:jmhouse@gateway.net
Location: Palmdale, Ca USA
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 17:52:28
Comments:
I am very interested in a career in the Law Enforcement community. However, I have found some resistance due to my age, 35. Is there any possibility of starting a career with your firm at this age? I was in the Marine Corps for 4 years, and even did a stint as a member of the Marine Security Forces in Adak Alaska. I am presently employed as a truck driver, which is not the career that I envisioned for myself. I am in relatively good shape. (Could be better) Do you have to be the stereotypical muscle bound body guard? Please respond when you can, till then thank you for your time. JOHN

Name:John W. Houseman Jr
Email:jmhouse@gateway.net
Location: Palmdale, Ca USA
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 17:44:13
Comments:
Saw your ad in the Daily News, and thought I would visit you web site. Have seen TV documentaries on the Private Security/Executive Secruity Business. Very interesting to say the least.

Name: Camille Esser
Email:CEsser@rfc.com
Location: LaMesa, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 11:15:50
Comments:
I read "Gift of Fear" and made my mom and sister read it. I am also reading "Protecting the Gift" for my nephews who I want to protect. I love that some of the proceeds go to women's shelters. Great job!

Name: Lambuth Tomlinson
Email:lambutht@flash.net
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Monday, November 1, 1999 at 15:36:32
Comments:
Any information that you have that would help me to better evaluate your ability to help churches have a better understanding of the risk factor of shootings like we had here in Fort Worth at Wedgewood Baptist Church
 

Name: Gretchen Speicher
Email:gspeicher@uplink.net
Location: Jersey Shore, PA USA
Date: Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 15:44:05
Comments:
Your audio book "Protecting the Gift" is excellent. After listening to it, I shared it with my teenage children who listened attentively. Thank you for giving them useful information that I never taught them.

Name: Jane Jollie
Email:jane.jollie@mindspring.com
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: Friday, October 29, 1999 at 10:32:52
Comments:
I really enjoyed reading Protecting the Gift and The Gift of Fear. Thank you for making a difference. I personally view that intuition is actually the Holy Spririt saving our lives. God bless you, Gavin.

Name: JW
Email:
Location: USA
Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 19:32:39
Comments:
I read "The Gift of Fear" last year, just for my own personal information. I am now passing it along to an aquaintance who will soon be leaving her abusive spouse. Thanks for the info and I am grateful that I am able to pass along practical knowledge to someone who really needs it!

Name: Jimmy
Email:jim@aol.com

Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 14:06:39
Comments:

Name: Dionne McNutt
Email:Hopedog@AOL.com
Location: Peoria, IL USA
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 20:12:42
Comments:
I loved the books and found them to be very insightful. Thanks

Name: C
England
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 15:08:44
Comments:
I'd just like to say that I have recently read 'The Gift Of Fear' and was completely amazed by it. I honestly respect and admire you and your organisation and the work you do in not only preventing violence and terrible situations where your clients are concerned, but also helping others to know the various PINs, etc. An excellent book and I wish you and your organisation the best of luck in the future. Thank you for writing it!

Name: RANDY HOUSTON
Email:HOUSTONRP@MAIL.CPP.USMC.MIL
Location: SAN CLEMENTE, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 14:35:25
Comments:
I AM SEEKING TO FIND OUT SOME JOB INFORMATION ON YOUR COMPANY.IT SEEMS AS IT WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

Name:Jack Clegg
Email:Jack Clegg
Email:jclegg@condor.depaul.com
Location: Chicago, Il USA
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 11:44:06
Comments:
We are considering several new options for our Dispute Resolution Center. We currently offer continuing ed courses in Medation/Negotion and Conflict Management in the Workplace. Are considering a course more oriented to conflict as it approaches violence. Could we discuss with a rep of your company? Jack Clegg Associate Director of Programs Office of Continuing and Professional Ed. DePaul University Chicago, IL.

Name:Daniel M. Clemens
Email:clemensd@coned.com
Location: New York City, NY USA
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:35:05
Comments:
I am seeking information for a thesis that I am preparing pertaining to Violence in the Workplace.I am a Corporate Investigator for Con Edison and the subject matter is ideal for my paper. I am seeking assistance in obtaining pertinent material for presentation associated with this subject.
 

Name: Susan Reeve
Email:ksreeve@ix.netcom.com
Location: Mullica Hill, NJ USA
Date: Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 22:01:24
Comments:
Loved the Books

Name: JENNIFER THOMAS
Email:jenniferthomas@earthlink.net
Location: columbus, oh usa
Date: Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 08:02:58
Comments:
I just wanted to say that my husband loved your book "The Gift of Fear". He is a probation officer for domestic violence cases within our county. He would quote from your book all the time to me. He would not be allowed to quote to his clients but he felt like a better probation officer after he read your book. Thanks

Name:Connie A. Delaney
Email:Lvdcad@aol.com
Location: Tampa, Fl USA
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 14:32:41
Comments:
I have just finished reading "The Gift of Fear.As an Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, in a large(2700)student High School, I am most interested in how we should be training our teachers to help reduce violence in the"school place" Are there any specific trainings designed for school personnel to help teachers become more aware of just how important their approach to young people can be in reducing in school violence? In addition is there a curriculum in place for your high school survival course?

Name: ALEX A. FISHER
Email:ALEX_FISHER_99
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 11:52:37
Comments:
I reread "the gift of fear" and now am on the course to recapture the moneys stollen, the kids taken adn the property lost by former wife. As a man who was battered (the children also saw and were called to the attention of social services). i found your book the to be the support i needed to help me thru the abuse. and the resource to help me thru this on going storm.

Name: douglas jones
Email:djones7702@aol.com

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 09:57:43
Comments:
Just wanted you guys to give a sincere respectful thanks to two of your agents that were assigned to the california childrens and families press conference on 10/18/99. they were very professional and i really appreciated the threat update of their clients situation. i was working a one man team and did not have the time to really get to know them or the other dignitary teams there. sincerely, douglas(police officer 3+1) mayor richard riordan security detail p.s. i guess i should not expect less of your agents. i have heard a lot of good things about your company via my school:executive security international where i am taking a 1100 hour advance executive protection associate degree program.

Name:Joseph F Dunphy MBA
Email:jfdunphy@bellatlantic.net
Location: Clifton, NJ USA
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 06:42:51
Comments:
I wonder whether the Mosaic technology can be used to predict potential violence in communities with escalating hate mail, such as overt sympathies with KKK, political literature increasingly relying on exacerbating racial tensions, etc. If not now available, it might be a good thing to work on. End message.

Name: Stefano Carrera
Email:scarrera@bluewin.ch
Switzerland
Date: Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 08:49:28
Comments:
The material contained on this web site is far more informative compared to most protective services companies, and the lot. It's content definitely shows that when one is secure in there knowledge within the security profession that they can allow temselves to be a bit more open than most. I have personally had the pleaseure of taking a portion of your firm's screening process, unfortunately I could not afford to stay do to financial reasons within the area to complete it and had to return home. As a former U.S. Marine I commend all at your firm for raising the standards of protective services to a new level. SEMPER FI

Name: Cecelia
Email:yellow_rosehip@hotmail.com
MN US
Date: Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 00:58:51
Comments:
Last year, I was vacationing in Europe alone, after some miscommunications with my would-be traveling companion. Determined to not let my age (20 at the time) get in the way of a great experience, I went solo. I encountered an American man in Vienna. As he tried and tried to convince me to go with him, I mentally listed all the things he was doing that indicated he and the man with him who was sitting on a bench nearby were planning on harming me. I was VERY firm with this man who was trying really hard to get me to have a drink with him because, he said, "My girlfriend locked me out of my hotel room." Because of your book, I was able to give my mom a hug when I returned home safely and never found out what they were planning eventhough he said out of the blue, "What would I do to you in Vienna?"

Name: Cecelia
Email:yellow_rosehip@hotmail.com
MN US
Date: Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 00:56:32
Comments:

Last year, I was vacationing in Europe alone, after some miscommunications with my would-be traveling companion. Determined to not let my age (20 at the time) get in the way of a great experience, I went solo. I encountered an American man in Vienna. As he tried and tried to convince me to go with him, I mentally listed all the things he was doing that indicated he and the man with him who was sitting on a bench nearby were planning on harming me. I was VERY firm with this man who was trying really hard to get me to have a drink with him because "My girlfriend locked me out of my hotel room." Because of your book, I was able to give my mom a hug when I returned home safely and never found out what they were planning eventhough he said out of the blue, "What would I do to you in Vienna?"

Name: Sharon Milan, MFCC, AT
Email:smilan @gte.net
Location: La Canada Flintride, CA USA
Date: Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 22:14:30
Comments:
Thank you for all that you do. I often recommend your books to my psychotherapy clients & to others. To have someone prominent verify and support the truths of intuition is of inestimable value. You cannot imagine how much I appreciate your contributions. Thank you VERY MUCH!

Name: Ronald E. Reburn
Email:rayammo@hotmail.com
Location: Linton , IN US
Date: Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 18:54:38
Comments:
The site contained alot of information. Great Site!!

Name: marcie mitler
Email:mmitler@yahoo.com
Location: cambridge, ma usa
Date: Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 06:35:03
Comments:
The book is wonderful. SHould be required reading. I work with adults who were abused as children. A few could have been protected long ago.

Name: Cristina Miguel
Email:cristinamiguel@hotmail.com
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca. Usa
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 16:36:02
Comments:
Hi Mr De Becker, I'm a student at santa Barbara City College, and I'm reading your book the "The Gift of Fear" as an assigment in my English class. Between eigh books this one got my atention because the title. I ask my self what could be the gift of fear?. Now I can say that your book is very interesting. Reading the chapter 11, Intimate Enemies, makes me reflect about many women whom are battered by their husbands or boyfriends. In this chapter you say that "The first time a woman is hit, she is a victim and the second time, she is a volunteer, that staying is a choise". I think it is a strong opinion that every women should know.

Name: Cristina Miguel
Email:cristinamiguel@hotmail.com
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca. Usa
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 16:30:12
Comments:
Hi Mr De Becker, I'm a student at santa Barbara City College, and I'm reading your book the "The Gift of Fear" as an assigment in my English class. Between eigh books this one got my atention because the title. I ask my self what could be the gift of fear?. Now I can say that your book is very interesting. Reading the chapter 11, Intimate Enemies, makes me reflect about many women whom are battered by their husbands or boyfriends. In this chapter you say that "The first time a woman is hit, she is a victim and the second time, she is a volunteer, that staying is a choise". I think it is a strong opinion that every women should know.

Name: Holly A. Shaw
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 08:13:58
Comments:
Here's something I posted at a chat room I frequent: I'd like to take the opportunity to recommend Gavin DeBecker's book, "The Gift of Fear". DeBecker focuses our attention on the signs exhibited by those who would impose their will on us, and this awareness is useful in ways not limited to predicting & preventing physical violence. I recently broke up with a man I'd been seeing only a short time, because I realized he was seeking to gain control over me (I refuse to tolerate that), and I credit DeBecker with helping me to see the signs as early as I did. Thank you, GdB ... Holly A. Shaw Orlando FL

Name: j valentine
Email:jvalentine27@hotmail.com
Location: pittsburgh, pa usa
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 at 20:22:17
Comments:
I absolutely LOVED "The Gift of Fear"! As an ever-learning Psych student, this book was absolutely riveting! I could not put it down! I found it to be very well written & is without a doubt one of the most interesting & innovative reads I've come across! (excessive praise? haha) I come from a family of excessive worriers (myself included!) and not only has this book shown me what to look for, it's also shown me how much of my time has been spent needlessly worrying myself over a whole lot of absolutely nothing. It's already starting to make the family rounds!! I just wanted to say that while I am very appreciative of what this book has done for me & the way I feel about my personal safety, I wish that no young person would ever have to go through the terrible scenes that Mr. De Becker has had to endure. Thanks for being so incredibly courageous!

Name:FERNANDO RAMIREZ
Email:NENASGANG@AOL.COM
Location: SANTA PAULA, CA USA
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 at 15:29:16
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Name: Amelia Joe
Email:ajoechan@fone.net
Location: Dolores, CO USA
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 at 09:39:24
Comments:
This is my second try. I have read the book, "The Gift of Fear", which is why I'm writing. Currently, I am watching a situation unravel before me and I'm extremely concerned about the actions I foresee. My brother and his wife have been married 11 years and we have learned that it has been a violent marriage. I sure you have heard all the stories. I was wondering if you are aware of the "Navajo Judicial System", when it comes to domestic violence. We are members of the Navajo Nation. Unlike my family I have been all over the country receiving education from different Universities. I just came home to the reservation and I find the domestic violence situation here alarming. Have you ever observed anyone of Navajo descent or the judicial system?

Name: Judy Scott
Email:js54@cornell.edu
Location: Ithaca, NY USA
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 at 08:13:49
Comments:
I conduct safety seminars for human service workers and "The Gift of Fear" will be recommeded reading.

Name: Christopher J. Perkins
Email:cjulian40@aol.com
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA USA
Date: Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 17:10:48
Comments:
I have read Mr. Debecker's books and seen him speak. I have a great deal of respect for what your firm is accomplishing, and I would very much like to be a part of it. I will forward my resume on Monday, October 11th. I look forward to hearing from you.
 

Name: Mays
Location: Tollhouse, CA USA
Date: Saturday, October 9, 1999 at 16:05:50
Comments:
I just finished reading Protecting The Gift. It will help me in protecting my Gifts. Thank you.

Name:BARBARA N. CLARK-AUGUSTINE
Email:BClarkaugu@AOL.COM
Location: RICHMOND, CA. USA
Date: Friday, October 8, 1999 at 23:43:24
Comments:
I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR INFORMATION. I JUSY REALLY WISH WE ALL COULD FIND A QUICKER WAY TO PREDICT VIOLENCE IN THE SCHOOLS.

Name: Will Schipper
Email:will_schipper@countrywide.com
Location: Calabasas, CA United States
Date: Friday, October 8, 1999 at 16:45:57
Comments:
Is it possible for a private citizen to submit information for a MOSAIC-20 evaluation (domestic violence assessment)? Thanks.

Name: Jesse Silva
Email:spirit111@aol.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV US
Date: Friday, October 8, 1999 at 10:49:59
Comments:
Mr. de Becker (and associates), I must voice my admiration and appreciation for your work. I am attending schooling to become a personal protection specialist, and have specifically found your [Mr. de Becker] works; The Gift Of Fear and Protecting The Gift, a great source of knowledge into the insight of fear and perception. I am thankful that someone with your insight and abilities has created a source for the rest of us to study and learn from. -Jesse Silva

Name: Montgomery Betty L.
Email:montgomerybl@navair.navy.mil
Location: Lusby, MD USA
Date: Friday, October 8, 1999 at 09:47:34
Comments:
I have to say "THANK-YOU" as a victim of domestic violence and as an intellligent woman. It was very difficult for me to accept that I had been victimized over 23 years of marriage,I was sure it souldn't happen to someone intelligent and educated like me. But it did. And your book was the best source of help for me to understand why and how it had happened. since reading it I have become a trainer in security,active with women's counseling, and an Anti-Terrorism Training Officer. I have recommended your book to others and I hope my son who imitated his father's abuse will someday read it. Thank-you. Sincerely Betty L. Montgomery

Name:Beverly Oler
Email:bevo@worldnet.att.com
Location: Mill Valley, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at 00:20:57
Comments:
Thank-you for your book. Learning how important my intuition (fear)is, broadened my life. Realizing that intuition is a "friendly" resource from within me has made a difference in how I conduct my life. Thank you for creating awareness. I am giving your book as a gift this Xmas to my family members.

Name: Dena Thuesen
Location: Antioch, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 22:23:10
Comments:
Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us. I can't thank you enough for the insight. I an still reading Protecting The Gift, my husbend laughs besause I can't put it down or go a page without high lighting a sentance that touches me. You are a gift from God , thanks

Name: Linda E. Fisher
Email:LFisher414@aol.com
Location: Moundsville, WV USA
Date: Sunday, October 3, 1999 at 16:18:36
Comments:
I stopped by your website because I am Marshall County Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools Counselor

Name: keith boles
Email:dolemite@gte.net
Location: la quinta, ca usa
Date: Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 12:42:36
Comments:

Name: Jennifer Adcock
Email:Z_adcockjl@titan.sfasu.edu
Location: Nacogdoches, Tx USA
Date: Friday, October 1, 1999 at 20:43:12
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Name: Daniel E. Danosky
Email:danosk@gwise.hwoods.k12.mi.us
Location: Harper Woods, MI USA
Date: Friday, October 1, 1999 at 07:54:09
Comments:
Thanks, especially, for the "Questions for Your Child's School." It has provided me with an opportunity to review what we do and formulate responses before the questions are asked.

Name: Julie Berezonsky
Email:Jlberezons@aol.com
Location: Battle Creek, MI USA
Date: Friday, October 1, 1999 at 06:52:04
Comments:
I have read both of your books and have shared them with my family. Thank you for taking the time to write a book that helps people better understand ways to protect themselves and others. It takes a lot of courage to write about a subject people don't want to know about. I just want to again say thank you for writing these books. Julie

Name: Kim Nies
Email:mavis@jhu.edu
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 15:32:22
Comments:
Just a note of thanks to Mr. DeBecker: The Gift of Fear has helped immeasurably.

Name: Jennifer Van Hook
Email:3823@gte.net
Location: Lake Stevens, WA USA
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 14:20:47
Comments:
After reading "The Gift of Fear" I felt empowered to trust my own instincts. When "Protecting the Gift" came out I purchased it, right away, and read it. Thank you for sharing your insight in these, very well written, books. They are a powerful tool and I recommend that everyone should read them.

Name: Jill Criss
Email:cjcriss@aol.com
Location: Ankeny, IA USA
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 13:18:25
Comments:
Gavin De Becker is truly one of the most insightful people of our time. I admire his wisdom and common sense. Thank you for the Gift, I know I am safer because of it.

Name: Ann Harding
Email:annharding45@hotmail.com
Location: Olympia, WA USA
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 10:10:49
Comments:
I loved both of your books, I particularly appreciated the way they are written in "plain english", very insightful!

Name: Anna Mckissic
Location: Webster Springs, WVA
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 10:05:37
Comments:
MAGNIFICANT CANT PUT DOWN READING.THANKS FOR SHOWING US HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES .LOOKING FORWARD TO (PROTECTING THE GIFT).PEOPLE NEED MORE SELF AWARENESS,ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I;VE READ .

Name: Anna Mckissic

Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 10:00:15
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Name: Battaia Paolo
Email:
Location: Milano, Italy
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 01:48:07
Comments:
I read your book "The Gift of Fear" and I found it very interesting. There are in this book a lot of important rules to follow. Thank you.

Name: A Norfleet
Email:manorfleet@aol.com
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 14:28:38
Comments:
I am currently assisting with Impact Personal Safety instructor training and taking their advanced class. A woman from the Basics class I took earlier this summer works with GdB and gave "The Gift of Fear" on paperback as her inspirational gift. I was really been moved by the contents of the book. I wish everyone would read it. The issue of violence is very important to me, especially when it involves children (my boyfriend an I are both avid readers of Andrew and Alice Vachhs). I have wanted to instruct Model Mugging ever since I first took the Basics class with Worth Defending at age 17. I am thankful that you are out there doing this kind of work. Thank you for the book.

Name: David Toback
Email:david.toback@us.pwcglobal.com
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 08:09:31

 


Name:sandy devine
Email:sandy_d@hotmail.com
Location: Tustin, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 22:24:08
Comments:
I read "The Gift of Fear" and felt so empowered. I have since bought "The Gift of Fear" and "Protecting the Gift" for both my daughter and daughter-in-law. I have twin grandaughters and a grandson that I want empowered by your knowledge and wisdom. The power you possess in teaching my children to keep my grandchildren safe makes me feel more comfortable in this day and age. Thank you again for writing such wonderful books.

Name: Kenneth W. Daniel
Email:kenwdaniel@hotmail.com
Location: Menifee, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 14:55:02
Comments:
I'm Military Police Detachment Chief/ Force Protection for MEU Service Support Group 15 15th MEU. We are training up a 14 Marine Protective Service Team for upcoming WestPac Tour.Was checking your Webb Page for any training that you my conduct. Was also so interrested in your employment requirements, have been in the Military for 18 years and after this float plan on retiring... Would like to interview with your company as that date draws closer, have PSD/SpecialOps background.

Name: Kurt Breitfeller
Email:Publish@juno.com
Location: Texarkana, TX
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 08:25:17
Comments:
The list of questions for your childs school was a great hit at the school board meeting. Thanks!

Name: Liz Storey
Email:lstorey@grrec.coop.k12.ky.us
Location: Bowling Green, KY USA
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 06:38:26
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Name: norma hislop
Email:norma.hislop@cyberplex.com
Location: toronto, ON CANADA
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 at 22:09:25
Comments:
As usual, I have nothing but praise for both your books...and, as usual, I have passed them on to friends, family, co-workers, who think I think would actually care about these things too much...however, I am a woman, a spouse, an aunt, a manager an in-law. I care about everyone who has ever had to deal with the public...an area where you learn...people used to think that I was crazy to rely on the old "gut instinct" thing...I always knew I was right on! Thanks for validating that! Why don't we trust that? Why do the psychopaths have that over everyone? We just don't choose to make an intelligent decision based on ...conjecture, experience, gut instinct...how foolish... Now I am a manager...and I've had to fire some ... other manager's hire's...this does not make me feel good when we talk about security aspects with my senior mgrs...they really think I'm over paranoid... Gavin, how do we get this implemented effectively, without "the guys" thinking you are NUTS? Regardless... Thanks for getting me there! My confidence is so on for protecting myself, my friends, my co-workers... I just keep buying your books, People think I'm crazy, cuz, I give them away...I guess, it's just a me thing...READ THIS BOOK and any other you care to author Is how I deal with my in-laws... Thanks for your awesome effort! norma@cyberplex.com

Name:Betty Casey
Email:tulsakids@aol.com
Location: Tulsa, OK US
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 at 10:40:57
Comments:
I liked the questions parents should ask their schools. I'm including your website address in an article on preventing violence in our Oklahoma City parenting publication, MetroFamily. Betty

Name: km
Email:bsrnkdm@aol .com
Location: mf, oh usa
Date: Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 15:03:15
Comments:
i have read gift of fear and made my 17 yr old read it and she and i talked about it . as she is off to college in a large city and i work as a nurse in a large trauma center the information is invaluable i look forward to reading the new book . thank you for making it ok to be "rude" and feel somewhat safer . km

Name: kathy
Email:bsrnkdm@aol.com
Location: mf, oh us
Date: Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 14:59:05
Comments:
i read your book gift of fear and have gone over it with my 17 yr od daugter . i look forward to the new book thank youfor valuable insight and the strength tobe 'rude ' in scary situations as she goes off to college and i work in a major trauma cinter downtown in a big city the advice is invaluable hank you km

Name: David L. Crutchfield
Email:crutcheod@hotmail.com
Location: Selah, WA USA
Date: Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 13:35:44
Comments:
I was on here learning more about your company. I saw your ad on the Internet for the position of Security Staffing Agent through the Army's Transition Board. I was looking for your complete mailing address so that I may send you my resume. I will email my resume to you as well as call tomorrow. Thank you. Sincerely, David L. Crutchfield SGT, USA Explosives Ordnance Disposal Sergeant

Name: Julie
Email:jclamb@gateway.net
Location: Tahlequah, OK U.S.A
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 22:33:03
Comments:
I am very sorry but I made an error when I entered my E-mail address the first time I regestered. The correct address is as shown in above information.

Name: Julie

Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 22:28:47
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Name: Julie
Email:jclamb@gateway.com
Location: Tahlequah, Ok U.S.A
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 22:27:06
Comments:
I realize you can't respond to one single person, but I just had to write and say thank you for all of the wonderful information you provide. I have seen Mr deBecker of TV, and I have taken his advice to heart. I look forward to reading his book, but as of yet I have not been able to afford it. I have been stalked by a man I do not know for five years. I am visually impaired, and I can't "see" well enough to give a detailed physical description. The police say that without a description, they can't do anything to help, in fact they act like I am bothering them. Is this true? Well if the general public finds out, its going to be "open season" on blind people everywhere. I'm just hoping for ANY advice that Mr. deBecker could offer to me. The situation keeps getting more and more violent each year. The guy says that he and I are going to be married on Valentines Day. Last year, just before Febuary, I was assaulted in my own home. Fortunatly I managed to get away-that time, but he has sworn to come back and "finish what he started" I am at my wits end. Thank you for being there, and for listening to me vent.

Name: Marta Mattson
Email:Jovi61@aol.com
Location: Lakeville, MN USA
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 21:13:00
Comments:
I read the book "Protecting the Gift" and took your advice on writing to my daughters teacher and principal, thank god I did. The principals first question to me after reading the letter was "That would'nt happen at my school" I was shocked!! I will be starting awareness groups at my daughters school and neighborhood with help from the "Help Giving Resorces" in the book. I am so grateful to you Gavin for opening my eyes so I may help those others who think "it wont happen to me" I feel this idea is one of the hardest myths to break. Awareness really needs to be brought out in authority figures in our schools. My child will live much safer thanks to you ! Forever grateful!

Name: Renee' Bernardo
Email:rib@stevensandoconnell.com
Location: Sacramento, Ca USA
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 17:05:19
Comments:
I finished reading The Gift of Fear about a week ago. After reading it I realized how lucky I was to still be alive. I was married at the age of 20. I am now 25 and in the process of a divorce that will be final in January 2000. I met my soon to be ex-husband before high school. I thought he was to man of my dreams and in turn he became the man of my nighmares. When I read through the list of behaviors to be careful about, he matched all of them. When I read them I had to sit there for a second and think, "This is him and I survived". I wish I would have read your book sooner but what is important to me now is that I read it. My family knew from day one that he was posessive, controlling and would do anything to "keep me". I never saw it until I moved out last year. That was the hardest thing I have ever done im my life. I waited until he left to go golfing and packed up my clothes in my car and left. I hid out for a while and then manged to recover. I have only told my sister this and now you, I now really realize how fortunate I am to be alive. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance. I am so much more aware of my surroundings and I have to thank you and God for that. Thanks for te strength to continue.

Name: Therese Waltower
Email:twaltower@lbmmg.com
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 15:01:33
Comments:
I just finished reading "The Gift of Fear". It was both reassuring and eye opening, causing me to view situations from another angle (which will better serve my safety and that of my family). Some of the things that I read validated feelings that I have had. Thank you. I am not a public figure or a company but I do have an important decision to make that concerns my now 11 year old daughter and I feel uncertain of the best course of action. Your opinion could help me. I realize that you must get thousands of e-mails like mine and may not answer but here goes (the short version): At 19 I was married to a man who became abusive and had a baby girl. After the baby, the abuse worsened, I "woke up" and finally gathered the courage to leave. It was a dangerous time and I spent many sleepless nights worried about my safety (you could say he was "stalking" me). He threatened such things as "you won't need a divorce, you'll need a funeral" and "I know where your mother and sisters live" (my parents never accepted the seriousness of this situation and until 3 years ago encouraged me to get in touch with him for the sake of our daughter)but I believed him and I moved away,have an unlisted number and obtained a divorce. (I recorded his words but they meant nothing to the Sheriff's Dept.so there is no official"documentation") He calls my parents every few years to try to contact our daughter. During our marriage I saw indicators that he would be an abusive parent as our daughter got older so I have never let him see her (since she was a baby). I have been remarried for five years to someone who is very loving and views my daughter as his own. A few years ago I started the proceedings to have my husband legally adopt my daughter so that she can legally use his name and can continue to care for her in the unlikely event that I am killed in a car accident, etc. It is unlikely that anything should happen to me but I believe that a responsible parent should have a solid back up plan for their child and right now I have sole legal/physical custody. I am afraid of what would happen if the courts turned her (my daughter) over to her natural father. I have procrastinated taking any action towards the step parent adoption though because I do not want to renew my ex's interest in me or my daughter and I am afraid that I can't trust the court to understand the truth of this situation because there are no police reports, etc. A volunteer lawyer once told me that everything possible should be done to preserve the relationship between my daughter and her natural father and that I should turn myself into the DA's office for "child concealment". It was as if she didn't hear anything that I told her ( I gave her many details that I won't begin to go in to here). That was scary. My quandary: Proceed with adoption proceedings that require my ex's attention and signature or quietly hope that nothing prevents me from seeing my daughter's 18th birthday? Thanks for reading my message and thanks again for writing a book containing information that can benefit so many.

Name: Deborah McNeish
Email:deborah.mcneish@rumford.concord.k12.nh.us
Location: Concord, NH USA
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 13:45:30
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Name: Gayle Owen
Email:gowen@rhs.ccps.ga.net

Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 at 11:43:43
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Name:Walter J. Dudek
Location: washingtonvile, NY USA
Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 12:42:05
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Name: Walter J.

Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 12:39:56
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Name: Walter J.

Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 12:39:52
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Name: Walter J.

Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 12:39:52
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Name: LGR
Email:lgrobertsn@aol.com
Location: Reseda, CA USA
Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 11:38:13
Comments:
I have seen you on the Oprah show and as a result purchased your Gift of Fear book. Thanks for all of the good information.

Name: Elizabeth A. Wood
Email:MADUNV1@aol.com
Location: Livonia, MI USA
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 21:56:28
Comments:
Just finished reading Protecting The Gift - I found it even more fascinating than The Gift of Fear. I couldn't put the book down - completing its reading in 2 days. Studying Criminal Justice has always been my dream and since graduating in this field my new dream is to meet Mr. De Becker in person someday. Hopefully at a seminar in my home state. Protecting the gift is a must book for any parent(s) with children. Thank you Mr. De Becker!

Name: Steven B. Long
Location: Mt. Vernon, Wa. USA
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 17:40:50
Comments:
ritual child abuse causes multiple personnalities, many of these people are used to commit serious crimes.I have appealled to law enforcement of all branches,to no avail. Help please.

Name: Aaron Jacklin
Email:aaron_jacklin@hotmail.com
Location: Shelburne, Ontario Canada
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 15:23:34
Comments:
As a 1st degree black belt, I found the information in The Gift to be an eye-opener. I look forward to reading Protecting the Gift. Keep up the excellent work!

Name: M.K. Szenasy
Email:lumberjack@leaco.net
Location: Hobbs, NM USA
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 14:57:56
Comments:
Was very curious about Mr. de Becker's background. Have seen him on TV many times, and appreciate what he has had to say.

Name: Linda DeLucia
Email:LDelu63598@aol.com
Location: Lawrence,, MA USA
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 08:34:24
Comments:
My son was brutally victimized in his school cafeteria by 20 fellow students. Since this incident, I have done a lot of research on youth violence. Needless to say, I was alarmed and outraged as a parent. I have gone on too create Mothers Against Violence In Schools (MAVIS) of Massachusetts. Volunterring on the elementary level to teach children peaceable solutions and options to violence that can br used EVERYDAY. Keep up all your fine work!

Name:KALVIN JENNINGS
Email:KJenn22217@aol.com
Location: Detroit, MI U.S.A.
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 02:53:42
Comments:
Thanks for studying FIJI!!!

Name: Diana Parker
Email:parkerduck@AOL.com
Location: W. Suffield, CT USA
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 20:43:35
Comments:
I was so pleased to read your article in USA Weekend. Unfortunately, I think many people still do not take this subject seriously. My son had his life threatened by a fellow classmate in June 1998. Unbelievably the school placed the two together in this year's 4th gradeclass assignment. We wrote to the principal & new superintendent to express that we would not accept this situation. It has been a week since the assignment and a week since our letter was sent and we have a week until school starts, still no word from our school administrators. I wish I knew what it would take to get people to take more steps to secure our schools and our children. I helped in a parental/administrative effort to get our town to accept a federal grant to help defray the cost for a school resource officer, unfortunately, it was defeated. I feel very frustrated. In any future articles, I hope you can outline strategies for dealing with communities in denial that anything bad could happen in their area. That is certainly our biggest obstacle!

Name:Dennis Smith
Email:ipgvmail@mcleodusa.net
Location: Iowa City, IA USA
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 14:34:01
Comments:
Liked your article in USA Weekend this past weekend. My organization is developing child firearm access prevention programs, and we appreciate your giving exposure to this issue.

Name: L. Noelle Dahm
Email:Miskatau1@aol.com
Location: Lansing, MI USA
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 14:17:28
Comments:
I got a real feeling of peace from reading The Gift and am now reading Protecting the Gift. I am encouraging all of my friends to read this book and am passing on what I learn to as many people as I can. I am a member of a babysitting co-op here in Lansing and at our next meeting am planning on sharing some of your advice with my group. Everyone I speak to about this book is fascinated to find out that there are so many clues that can help define those people we should fear!

Name: Jim
Location: Vermont, CA
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 14:14:02
Comments:
HI... I loved your article this weekend.

Name: Heather Leslie
Email:Hea82975@aol.com
Location: Burnsville, MN United States
Date: Friday, August 20, 1999 at 00:56:27
Comments:
I wanted to say "Thank You" for writing the "Gift of Fear". I read it when it first came out, but never dreamed I would be using it's information on stalking cases. I work as a Security Guard, and am currently being stalked by a customer. I plan to use the information in your book in an upcoming staff meeting. I know this knowledge has kept me safer, and hopefully, by educating my coworkers, will keep other people in my complex safer as well. Thank You.

Name: Tinamarie Legouffe - WorldWide Security Assoc.
Email:TMWSA@aol.com
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Date: Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 12:41:59
Comments:
I am a Human Resource Director for a Security Company and I am very interested in your products and training. I have ordered your workplace violence videos after convincing the officers of our company that we need to address these issues. I found out about your company by reading The Gift of Fear, what a fantastic book. I am interested in more information about your onsite training for my company, and training courses in Boulder Creek. I have left messages on your 800# and tried your e-mail address but it is not working, Please E-mail me or contact my office at as soon as you can. Thank you for your time.

Name: Jennifer
Email:oldexits@aol.com
Location: Yktn. Hts., NY USA
Date: Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 11:47:32
Comments:
Thank you for your efforts to inform. Your book has been a constant reminder to me, a talisman of sorts, that my instints are worthy of my trust. Along with my 3 beautiful children, I am embarking on a new chapter in life. We are not yet free of the psychological torment that comes almost daily from their father,(divorce pending nearly a year, order of protection nearly 2, but both are useless to stop this highly educated school pyschologist who continues to manipulate the courts), but we are better prepared and more capable thanks to your book. When friends ask how they can learn more about what I have been living through, I immediately direct them to your book. Your ability to pinpoint the cycles of abuse and the emotions that feed on the manipulation and control is uncanny. If you ever delve more specifically into the subtle torment of sustained psychological abuse and the difficulties in "proving" it exists (which, of course, is a key component of this choice for abuse), please advise me, or contact me. There is so little help available when the scars are "invisible", yet there is so much damage that might be averted if only the innocents could be taken seriously for trusting our guts. It must be an honor to work for your firm.

Name: Richard Kennedy
Email:rkennedy@mcgh.org
Location: Chesterfield, MI USA
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 16:59:58
Comments:
I have read "Protecting the Gift" and believe in its content. I have three children who are now learning to survive and take care of one and other. I have been in healthcare Security for 17 years and witnessed the shock and emotional pains that parents less fortunate suffer when children ar brutalized. Hopefully your book will help prevent unneeded suffering by teaching deterence. Thanks Richard Kennedy

Name: David McElravy
Email:mcelravy@microserve.net
Location: Indiana, PA US
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 23:00:39
Comments:
I finished Protecting the Gift in just 3 days. I couldn't put the book down. I'm a Criminology student, finishing up my Master's. I'm interested in juvenile violence. Are there any related job opportunities available at your firm? I'd be very happy to hear from you if there are any such positions available. Thank you.

Name: Joanne Schaldach
Email:jmschald@julian.ca
Location: London, ont Canada
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 12:04:25
Comments:
I have just finished both "The Gift of Fear" and "Protecting the Gift". These books should be mandatory reading for all parents and especially women. Thank you for writing them it was a "gift" for us.

Name:NICOLE DOUGLAS
Email:412-856-1478
Location: MONROEVILLE, PA 15146
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 at 13:21:28
Comments:
Does your firm offer it's services to individuals regarding violence predictions in cases that involve rape, stalking and sexual harassment by a female employee's boss? I have a case and I was interested in purchasing a violence prediction in my own case to use for my case... PLEASE ADVISE.

Name: Bob Walker
Email:bwalker@learnlink.emory.edu
Location: Oxford, GA Newton
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 at 10:31:35
Comments:
I am Public Safety Director at a samll Junior College which is part of Emory University. Your Web page contains great information.

Name: Thomas G. Goldsmith
Email:tom.goldsmith@gas.gov
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Date: Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 18:02:03
Comments:
Your book "The Gift of Fear" is exceklent.

Name: Mary Strauss-Davis
Email:mstrauss@nmu.edu
Location: Marquette, MI U.S.
Date: Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 09:20:37
Comments:
I have read the book, 'Protecting the Gift'. I found it very well written and informative. Since I have been a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking, I found the book helpful in protecting my daugther from the same. Thank you to Gavin de Becker for all his work, and more for his desire to make this world a safer place for women and children. I look forward to reading 'The Gift of Fear'.

Name: Dee Johnson
Email:dhj4@yahoo.com
Location: Oak Ridge, TN USA
Date: Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 08:58:10
Comments:
I have read and enjoyed Mr. de Becker's books very much. He is a clear thinker and writer, and I wish him and his company much success in both predicting and preventing violence.

Name: Norman Hylton
Location: Atlanta, ga FULTON
Date: Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 06:21:40
Comments:
Department of Justice United States Marshals Service

Name: Denise Lee
Location: Belle Fourche, SD United States
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 13:03:32
Comments:
I am very interested in attending the workshop scheduled for Sept. 20th, but may not be able due to travel expenses. Are any planned closer to the midwest area?

Name:Teddie J. Frock R.N.
Email:nursehasa@aol.com
Location: Standardsville, Va. USa
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 09:21:44
Comments:
I am reading the book, gift of fear, it is fantastic, very insightful. I developed and wrote a domestic violence protocol for Kaiser Permanente Regional Call Center in 1998, and am interested in health and safety issues. Please feel free to send any information or place me on a mailing list. Thank you, Teddie Frock R.N.

Name: Det. Sgt. Russell L. Martin
Location: Delaware, OHIO USA
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 11:44:11
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Name: Michael Long
Email:miklong2@cs.com
Location: Rancho PV, CA
Date: Monday, August 9, 1999 at 21:26:48
Comments:
I have just read "Protecting the Gift" and have found it one of the most worthwhile books I have ever read. It has truly changed my perspective as to what my wife and I should do to protect our child and provide her with the necessary tools to make her future safer and more enjoyable. You are to be commended for the knowldedge, experience and effort that went into publishing this book. Thank you.

Name: Deborah O'Connell
Email:rtd3@worldnet.att.net
Location: Kent, WA King
Date: Sunday, August 8, 1999 at 15:09:26
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Name: Jay Brainard
Email:jaybrainard@hotmail.com
Location: Flanagan, Illinois United States
Date: Saturday, August 7, 1999 at 22:18:01
Comments:
Mr. DeBecker, Just a note of thanks for hosting the school violence conference. The information provided at the conference was extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. I was very impressed with the presentations and the quality of the speakers that were lined up. I am sure that because of the presentation, schools and police departments are better educated about school violence. With Much Respect, Jay Brainard

Name: Stacy Wagner
Email:mswagner@lcc.net
Location: Huntsville, Tx USA
Date: Saturday, August 7, 1999 at 20:25:59
Comments:
I've just finished reading your book, "Protecting the Gift." I read all sorts of books, and books rarely change my life, but this one did. You've accomplished an extraordinary feat that has given us the confidence to let go of useless worry and a set of tools by which to help us keep our kids safe from the world. Thank you so much! I've told everyone I know with kids about this book. You're a Godsend.
 

Name: C.L. Vairma
Email:vairma@juno.com
Location: Kiester, MN USA
Date: Saturday, August 7, 1999 at 14:39:46
Comments:
Mr. De Becker: I have read "The Gift of Fear" and am glad to see you have another book out. I look forward to reading that one as well. Your choice for the title of your first book is what caught my eye, as the best advice I'd ever heard up to that point has been to "always trust your instincts." Using the validation I found in the book to trust my gut-instinct, I took action to protect myself in a situation that had recently escalted in its threat to my safety. Before reading the book, I may very well have waited to obtain the assistance I needed, not wanting to "over-react," with likely detrimental consequences. It is very comforting to have the knowledge needed to not live in constant worry, but to live trusting my inner cautions, my intuition, to the logical signals I receive from my environment. I am giving the book to my grown children so that they may also benefit from the wealth of knowledge contained therein. Please consider writing a book addressing specifically abusive and controlling relationships, how women and men can assess such relationships early, how to avoid them, and how to get out of them safely. So much violence could be avoided if we could educate ourselves and our children on what to avoid. It is often difficult to detect when one has not been exposed to it before. Thank you for your two books thus far. They are a valuable service to society. Best Regards, CLV

Name: ROBERT C. MCPHERSON
Email:rcmcph1@pop.uky.edu
Location: LEXINGTON, KY USA
Date: Saturday, August 7, 1999 at 13:36:52
Comments:
I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ON PURCHASING MOSAIC 5 AND MOSAIC 20 FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY POLICE? THANKS RC MCPHERSON 606-257-1616 FAX606-257-6910

Name: L. Kalmbach
Email:clambake83@aol.com
Location: Bradenton, FL USA
Date: Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10:43:53
Comments:
I have read both of Mr. deBecker's books and enjoyed them so much, I plan on giving them as gifts to my child's teachers, principal, and all or our female relatives. The information is so relevant and important that I've also shared with those with whom I work. As a 911 dispatcher, I guess you could say we do threat assessment for both the caller's we get and also for some of the high-strung, stressed out employees we have. The information on survival signals and "PINS" was very helpful. Thank you.

Name: Selena Marie Crum
Email:Selena.Crum@firstdatacorp.com
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Date: Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10:40:42
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Name: Jenny Collins
Email:collinsj@spt.tec.sc.us
Location: Campobello, SC USA
Date: Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10:18:47
Comments:
Just finished "Protecting the Gift"...best book I've ever read. Every parent in the country needs to read this book. I now know that I have what it takes to be a great parent and protect my children from whatever may be a threat to them. Thank you.

Name:R. Scott Cramer
Location: Tucson, Az U.S.A.
Date: Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10:16:12
Comments:
enjoyed both books, especially Protecting the Gift. Thank you!

Name: Mike Seikel
Email:exfed@worldnet.att.net

Date: Thursday, August 5, 1999 at 14:52:42
Comments:
I'm a retired FBI SA (Long Beach RA '69-'76)& now do some professional speaking. A new presentation is on "Preventing Workplace Violence". I thought I might be able to send some business your way. Let me know if you are interested in some cooperation. Mike Seikel-email me, or my mailing address is 2604 Echo Trail, Edmond, OK 73013-6732. Scott Bauer referred me to you. Looking forward to hearing from you. -- Mike

Name: Brad Clark
Email:MadTown56@aol.com
Location: Madison, WI USA
Date: Thursday, August 5, 1999 at 08:48:26
Comments:
As a male, I have found "The Gift of Fear" eye-opening and thought provoking in ways I never would otherwise have considered. As an employer and manager, I'm grateful for the insights into troubled employees. And, as a husband and a father of a young son and daughter, I'm grateful for the thoughts on protecting my loved ones. Thank you, Mr. de Becker, for improving the quality of the lives of myself, my family, and the members of my organization. Regards, Brad Clark

Name: Patrick E. Giblin
Email:aspire2@isoc.net
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, August 5, 1999 at 07:13:14
Comments:
Enjoyed "Gift of Fear" very much and I'm looking forward to reading "Protecting the Gift". As a Police Officer, knowledge can save my life.

Name: Kevin J. Goza
Email:kjg23@hotmail.com
Location: Napa, CA United States
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at 13:46:45
Comments:
Getting out of the Marine Corps, and looing for a job in some what the same field of work.

Name: Chad J. Goeden
Email:chelly

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at 17:49:12
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Name:Heather Bronnson
Email:khbronn@mindspring.com
Location: West Allis, WI United States
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at 07:44:14
Comments:
I Have read both books and find them both so informative. I have been able to help people because of reading your books. My brother is currently having a problem with an angry coworker who has threatened him and other coworkers. The man actually went to his bosses home and fired shots through the air. My brother is also a supervisor at this company. We talked about this situation and my brother actually isn't worried because he thought that when a person talks about the violence they want to do that the person will not do it. I showed him your book "The gift of fear" and pointed out the "p.i.n.s." he was amazed and astonished to see this violent man decsribed to a tee. He has borrowed my book and is taking to work to show his supervisors so they decide what to do. You would not believe how they just immediately dismissed this problem with saying "He just wants attention" "He talks about these threats all the time, who would follow through after talking about it". I also pointed out how in the majority of violent episodes where coworkers or students were killed, that after the fact, people could always recall how the person spoke of violence and people dismissed it. I used to think this way. Thank You for opening my eyes, I used to be a cronic worrier and now I have just learned through your techniques and through God to just listen to myself instead of worrying all the time. Thanks again,Heather Bronnson/ stay at home mom / West Allis, Wisconsin
 

Name: Kathryn A. Jones
Email:kjones1941@earthlink.net
Location: Oklahoma City, ok USA
Date: Monday, August 2, 1999 at 20:42:12
Comments:
Thank you for the gift of fear i believe it has made me both safer and freer in our society. I did take his advice and begin offering assistance to other women, as a result i have formed some friendships that have given me a whole new perspective on life. Thank you for writing a book that is empowering to women and victims the wolrd over.

Name: Barbara Gerlach
Email:Bgerlach@lmseng.com
Location: Highland Mills, NY USA
Date: Monday, August 2, 1999 at 13:51:48
Comments:
Thank you for both books. They have the ability to clarify my thoughts and make me feel empowered. I am constantly referring people from all walks of life to these books. Having more control of my own and my family's personel safety has cleared the path to realizing our full potential in this life. I am considering making this the field that I want to spend my working life in as I strongly believe in everything addressed by Gavin De Becker in these books. I currently work very hard (and well) in the field of environmental engineering, but am overwhelmed with a sense that safety from violence and ineffective fear for all people (including children) would be much more rewarding. I will be visiting this website in the future as well as trying to make a difference in my part of the world.

Name: Anthony Garfall
Email:tonygarfall@hotmail.com
Location: Miami, FL US
Date: Sunday, August 1, 1999 at 19:35:22
Comments:
I would like to thank Mr. De Becker and his associates. The book 'The Gift of Fear' is by far one of the best books I have read. I have recommended it to several friends of mine, who have all felt the same. Thank you for some insight into an area few are willing to travel. -Anthony

Name: DAMIEN MURDOCH
Location: SPOKANE, WA USA
Date: Sunday, August 1, 1999 at 19:23:38
Comments:

Name: Pam De Pena
Email:pdepena@mail.com
VA USA
Date: Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 20:07:58
Comments:
I read both of Mr. De Becker's books. I am encouraged by the idea that we CAN predict violence. We CAN do something about it. It is NOT "random" and it DOES make sense. Now it's time for we "regular people" to do something about protecting ourselves and our children, rather than sitting idly by and feeling helpless. I am looking for a way to bring his sensible and practical ideas to our local schools.

Name: Susan Ferguson
Email:fergusons@coastalnet.com
NC
Date: Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 11:04:05
Comments:
Mr. De Becker....I've just read "Protecting the Gift" and wanted to thank you for the excellent information. A couple of years ago I "made" every female in my family read "The Gift of Fear"....now I'm out to encourage every teacher and parent in our school system to read "Protecting..." The resources in your books are inspiring me to organize a parent group in our community....Please keep educating and working for the safety of our kids. If you could only figure out how to get ALL parents involved in in the lives of their children.

Name: Jane Thom
Email:gregandjane@ozemail.com.au
Location: Melbourne, Vic Australia
Date: Friday, July 30, 1999 at 03:05:40
Comments:
I saw Gavin De becker on the Oprah show and marvelled at the things he had to say. After much searching I located "the Gift of Fear" and have just finished reading it. what a fantastic book. congratulations on all the great work you do.

Name: S.E. Shy
Email:stepheshy@yahoo.com
Location: St. Louis, MO USA
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 19:23:07
Comments:
The Gift of Fear has empowered me to trust my intuition and to not allow our media to put me in a state of constant unwarranted fear. Thanks for writing this wonderful book. It was extremely easy to read and i learned a lot.

Name: Marcelo Gentile
Email:noriane@interserver.com.ar
Location: Buesnos Aires, Argentina
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 11:51:18
Comments:
Excelent Books.

Name: DARLA LARABEE
Email:BORN2WILDD@AOL.COM
Location: FRESNO, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 17:41:08
Comments:
I have read both books, "The Gift of Fear" and "Protecting the Gift", and would just like to say thank you for writing these incredible and informing books. They have actually changed my life and the way I perceive things. I honestly believe that everyone would benefit from these books, especially parents. Thanks again!

Name: Richard Koski
Email:pnkgtr@AOL.com
Location: Modesto, Ca
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 00:18:20
Comments:
I just finished "The Gift of Fear" and I feel like I have a new perspective on nearly everything I see (crime, business, relationships). I'm now looking for a predictable outcome in everything. I recommend a book called, "Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches" by Marvin Harris it explains the existence of many cultural oddities in a way that can explain almost everything we do. The two books seem strangely related.

Name:Connie Fleenor Lloyd
Email:connie@lloyd.com
Location: Cameron Park, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 09:37:32
Comments:
Read and enjoyed The Gift of Fear a year ago. Gave a copy to several female relatives. I visited the gdbinc web site to refresh my memory of the book to help me write a short speech for my Toastmaster's organization. I'm tempted to change careers to this facinating field.

Name: renie schuble
Email:rschuble@advocate.pa.state.ky.us or mitspecrks@aol.com
Location: frankfort , ky
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 08:32:31
Comments:
I am involved in a stalking project with the local Bar association. I also had a client that stalked Jessica Lange and Mr. DeBecker was involved. The client was executed in May of 1999. I am interested in this topic from a personal and professional standpoint. Have read new book and would like to ask many questions. Can you help guide me. renie use the AOL address first as I am in the field a lot. Renie

Name: Julie M. Graham
Email:jmgraham@hewitt.com
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Date: Monday, July 26, 1999 at 14:36:03
Comments:
I am not a parent, but as a former teacher, I found "Protecting the Gift" to be very informative and relevant. Moreover, as a woman, I want to personally thank Gavin De Becker for writing "The Gift of Fear."

Name: Cheryle Randall
Email:giraffe@PS.gen.nz
Location: Pukekohe, New Zealand
Date: Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 21:23:05
Comments:
Keeping in touch, with lots of love.

Name: James Trapp
Email:jhtrapp99@aol.com
Location: Tallahassee, FL. United States
Date: Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 14:56:40
Comments:
I would simply like to thank Mr. de Becker and all of his associates for the troubling yet informative work that they do each day. I have just completed The Gift Of Fear and it has certainly had an impact on my life. I am a forensic psychology undergraduate at Florida State University, and this book, in conjunction with a few other influences, has primed my interest in the area of threat assesment. Again, I would like to thank all parties involved in this work for providing added focus and direction to my college studies and future career.

Name: Kimberly Kemp
Email:kk8@bellsouth.net
Location: Orlando, FL USA
Date: Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 12:37:57
Comments:
"The Gift of Fear" was an incredible book to read! I have recommended it to several people. While reading the book, I recognized situations that I had been in. Fortunatly, I did the things that de Becker says to do in those situations. I have always trusted my intuition. Now I have a great book to back up my beliefs and convince others of their "Gift of Fear"

Name:Belleruth Naparstek
Email:belleruth@healthjourneys.com
Location: Akron, OH USA
Date: Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 07:29:52
Comments:
Thank you for this excellent and informative website. I found The Gift of Fear to be compelling and true. I'm a psychotherapist and author who's best known for a series of guided imagery audiotapes with Time Warner called Health Journeys. There are 30 titles for various health and mental health challenges. Recently I was asked by the V.A. to create a PTSD tape for combat vets, which, after much research and "hanging out" I did. This audio was later adapted for survivors of rape, assault, incest, violence, international torture incidents, bombings, etc etc and their caregivers. I am particularly proud of this piece of work, and have gotten gratifying feedback about it. If you feel that this audio program could be useful to you, and would like to review it, I would be happy to send it to you, in either CD or cassette form. Thanks again for the work you are doing. Best, Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD author of Your Sixth Sense (HarperCollins); and Staying Well with Guided Imagery (Warner)

Name:Frank Schultz
Email:saltbush@rt66.com
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Date: Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 06:19:31
Comments:
I recently read "The Gift of Fear". I learned more from that book than all of the behavioral science books and classes I've had.Having good instincts is good ...trusting them is very valuable. Eveyone should read it.

Name: Anonymous Female
Email:indigoblue@mindspring.com
Location: Anywhere, USA
Date: Friday, July 23, 1999 at 20:53:41
Comments:
Mr. De Becker's book "The Gift of Fear" should be *required* reading for every woman, and the younger the better. I mentioned to a friend I was reading it, and she laughed and sarcastically said, "Yeah, that sounds like a *great* gift...I don't need that." After I sent her the book and she read it, however, she said she couldn't put it down. I sent the book to my mom, and she said *she* couldn't put it down, adding that she wished she'd had the information years ago. (!) Fear *does equal* intuition, and nobody considers intuition an unwanted thing. It *is* absolutely a gift, probably one of the best ones we humans were given. I have always considered myself to be a woman keenly aware of the status of my safety in any given situation. Yet, I was *amazed* at how many things I would have done wrong, had I been the woman described. There's a Lyle Lovett song entitled "You've Been So Good Up To Now" in which the lyrics read: "You can make just one mistake and it can take you to your grave, honey One bad move can turn your world upside down. It's such a shame 'cause you been so good up to now." Mr. De Becker's narrative on a subject that could easily be boring is fascinating only because any woman living today recognizes the truths he speaks. We've all been there, done that, some of us didn't live to tell about it. Thanks, Gavin, for the book. Tell us more as you come to know more, won't you? We're obviously starved for the information. *You* are a gift, too.

Name: Doug Whipple
Email:djw@eskimo.com
Location: Everett, WA USA
Date: Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10:59:55
Comments:
Your 2 books are an invaluable resource. My wife and I have both read them and have used your techniques. I especially like the sections on how to protect our daughter. At the present time, at work, we have a situation with a fired employee that perfectly illustrates what you right about. Unfortunatly in a negative sense, since our personnel department did everything they could to do the wrong thing. We are taking up a collection to buy a copy of THE GIFT OF FEAR for them... Thanks for you books, they are great.

Name: Alice Phillips, M.D., M.S.
Email:dralice@tidalwave.net
Location: Washington, DC US
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 18:38:31
Comments:
I am a psychiatrist who has worked with violent patients adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity. It was just one step on my own personal journey to learning about what you call the Gift of Fear. Thank you for your outstanding contribution to our society. I hope it spares countless numbers of people unnecessary pain and suffering.

Name: Phil McCollister
Email:Phillip.A.MCCOLLISTER@ojd.or.state.us
Location: Astoria, OR USA
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 16:38:31
Comments:

Name: Michael Flaxman
Email:MRF433@aol.com
Location: Island Lake, IL USA
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 22:10:45
Comments:
Terrific work! As one who has been stalked and harrassed by an ex spouse,I'll pay more attention in the future to what I formerly ignored. Hope to see more validation of intuitive processes in schools and the courts....neither of which give to intuition the recognition it deserves. Thanks!

Name: Rhonda Rheingans
Email:DnNmom@aol.com
Location: Bakersfield, CA Kern
Date: Friday, July 16, 1999 at 15:23:55
Comments:
I read and absolutely loved both The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift. I Sent letters to all the gun Manufaturers as reccomeded. I admire you Mr. de Becker. It is SO good to know someone is really on a mother's side. Thank you for all you help. No words could describe my graditude and respect. Sincely, Rhonda Rheingans

Name: Erika Frady
Email:rfrady@ix.netcom.com
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 11:58:22
Comments:
Just read "Protecting the Gift." It is an excellent resource for all parents and children. I am recommending it to everyone I know who is a parent or intends on becoming one! Thank you.

Name: April Harrington
Email:April_Harrington@hud.gov
Location: Tuttle , OK
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 06:58:55
Comments:
Thank you for a well written book. I don't know quite how to put into words how to tell you what it's done for me. It has provided understanding for the past and told me what my "feelings" are. I was taught about my intuition once, as a child. As a teenager, society and various influences and the people I had engaged in relationships with, left me untrustful of myself. Though my instincts did in fact get a little messed up, I worked hard to untangle them. Until I read your book and realized that I had accomplished my goal of getting things straightened out in that area, I was still half believing and half not. Thank you

Name: Vivian Hernandez
Email:vivsgh@aol.com
Location: West Covina, CA US
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 18:45:54
Comments:
I have read your book The Gift of Fear and found it extremely useful. It made me feel more confident in what I sometimes thought was paranoia, but now realize is instinct. I have learned to listen to myself so that I can learn to distinguish between the two. Thank you.

Name: James Buchanan
Email:jamesbuchanan25@hotmail.com
Location: Concord, CA USA
Date: Monday, July 12, 1999 at 14:26:09
Comments:
I am very interested in employment at your company. I'm inquiring if training is provided.

Name: BK Strong, CPP
Email:Brian.Strong@bcbsfl.com
Location: jacksonville, Fl US
Date: Monday, July 12, 1999 at 11:00:47
Comments:
Have enjoyed "The gift of Fear" and would like more information on training courses in 2000 and forthcoming appearances by Mr. DeBecker.

Name: L
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: Friday, July 9, 1999 at 16:08:38
Comments:
Your books have provided enlightenment in a time in which so many people are waving the flags of paranoia and hysteria. Just today, at http://home.digitalcity.com/cincinnati/perspectives/, people were advocating allowing untrained average citizens to be armed guards in schools in order to prevent more school shootings. If anyone would like to comment on this, please feel free to visit the site.

Name: Sandra Andrus
Email:san5326014
Location: Va Beach , Va USA
Date: Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 19:29:33
Comments:
Do you work out side of California

Name: P J
Email:PVTBNKER@OPTIWORLD.NET
Location: CARMEL, IN USA
Date: Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 15:23:40
Comments:
Protecting The Gift was very informative and it has given me more knowledge on how to protect my child. Resently I overheard a Mother talking to another at a nearby park regarding how she had a fifteen year old boy to baby-sit for her youngest boy(about three). The second time the boy came over to sit, her child would not look at the boy and when the Mother stated she was going to call him a third time to sit, the youngster said something to the affect of " no sitter " or " please don't call, " and then went on with another part of the conversation. Fear came over me ! This is probably normal for some kids who don't like to be away from their parents,but I wondered if this was normal for this child. After reading your book and having these questions to ask a potential sitter (one whom is older and for me, perferably a female) at my finger tips, I hope to never be in a conversation like this one !! I am looking forward to reading The Gift of Fear. P. S Think about hiring Rosie O'Donnel as your PR person ! I actually purchased this because I was tired of her promotion every day, so I had to buy it to see if she was right. She was !

Name: fiona finn
Email:fiona.finn@monsanto.com
Location: Surrey, UK
Date: Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 04:03:52
Comments:
Gavin, Just finished your're book, it was brilliant, now maybe I can get on with some work, as I have been unable to put it down!! regards, fiona

Name: Candace Giddens
Email:mcgidd@webtv.net
Location: Ponchatoula, LA USA
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 22:50:28
Comments:
I am a nurse who works in an Emergency room. Would you consider turning your attentions to the unsafe conditions nurses face every day? Our concerns fall on deaf ears.

Name:Rocky Ballis
Email:Rockyb@ace4u.com
Location: San Diego, Ca USA
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 21:09:36
Comments:
I just wanted to say that I have been impressed with your people and your company first rate all the way. and look forward to reading your book

Name: Lisa Tondelli
Email:lili@direct.ca
Location: Pemberton, B.C. Canada
Date: Sunday, July 4, 1999 at 22:49:21
Comments:
I have been trying to contact your company for weeks - I desperately need your services and am willing to pay for them. The Gift of Fear helped me tune in to my intuition and was instrumental in saving my life- the first time. I know there is going to be another incident - even though we live apart. Please contact me and let me know how I can consult with you and take part in your training workshops and hire protection for my three year old daughter and myself. Lisa

Name: Stephen L. Gillespie
Email:spenser1@telepath.com
Location: Norman, OK USA
Date: Sunday, July 4, 1999 at 00:45:24
Comments:
I just stopped in to check your site. I am interested in the Private Investigation field

Name: Linda Patterson
Email:lpatterson@mediaone.net
Location: Marlboro, Ma usa
Date: Friday, July 2, 1999 at 20:32:39
Comments:
When the police told me that they couldn't do anything about the neighbor terrorizing me unless he assaulted me, I knew I had to learn to protect myself. What a sad reality. Only criminals have 'rights' and since this man has a violent and lengthy criminal history, he knows his rights. I think that your work is wonderful.

Name: Andrea V.
Email:angerna@yahoo.com
Location: Covina, CA U.S.A.
Date: Friday, July 2, 1999 at 18:59:05
Comments:
I saw you on Oprah and Rosie and was really interested in "Protecting the Gift" so I bought it. Thanks.

Name: L.R. Clara
Email:LRClara@aol.com
Location: Hesperia, CA USA
Date: Thursday, July 1, 1999 at 22:12:28
Comments:
Fabulous information in your books Gavin!

Name: Jennifer
Email:jawhiskeyman@hotmail.com
Location: El Paso, TX
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 14:46:24
Comments:

When my husband first gave me "The Gift of Fear" to read, I have to admit, I was skeptical. I thought it was one more boring self-help book. What I learned was that the intuition I have used all my life was okay. Most people would scoff, my husband included, when I refused to go or do something because of a gut feeling. My husband takes my feelings very seriously now. I have since read the second book "Protecting the Gift". Another fascinating read! I intend to use questions for your child's school when I interview the principal of my daughter's next school. Thank you.

Name: C. Hazel
Email:bubblesnm@hotmail.com
Location: Portales, NM USA
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 12:59:15
Comments:
I am reading through you book The Gift of Fear, again. I have been through an abusive relationship with my ex-spouse. Of your 30 pre-incident indicators listed in chapter 10, I experienced 20 of those. I live in fear of this man. Yes, I am going to counseling and my counselor is the woman who gave em this book to read. I am also, at the advice of my counselor and attorney suing this man for all that he put me through. We go to court on July 7th. I think I am the second woman in New Mexico to do this. Needless to say I am very scared right now. I am reading your book and getting ready to face this man, hoping that the judge will listen to what the Assistant District Attorney would not listen to. In the state of New Mexico a woman has 1 year after an incident to file charges, but I question why that law exsists since I was told I waited too long and my filing a complaint was just vengence. It wasn't. I finally had the courage to do so even with his threats of violence if I ever did. Anyway, I hope women and men alike read your book, and learn from what has happened to others. As the date for my trial approaches, I live in more fear, and have taken precautions with myself and my children. I pray this man, who most people think is a kind gentle person, is brought to justice. I am his third victim (wife). His second wife will not speak to me about the abuse she suffered because she is afraid of him and distrust anyone who has had anything to do with him or his family. Thank you again.

Name: stella ybarra-baker
Email:dastansada@psnw.com
Location: miramonte, ca usa
Date: Monday, June 28, 1999 at 23:06:07
Comments:
I heard about "the gift of fear" from dr. skrapec at csufresno. It is an invaluable book, shared it with my two daughters, can't wait to read "protecting..." I will never doubt my intuition again, thanks,...stella

Name:Linda D. Taggart
Email:MinaLin@hotmail.com
MD USA
Date: Monday, June 28, 1999 at 09:01:38
Comments:
I recently read Mr. de Becker's book "The Gift of Fear." I was very impressed, and quite grateful for this book. This book gave me a fascinating look into both my own thought processes and those of people that commit violent crime. I found this book very useful and have been encouraging my friends and family to get a copy.

Name: Sarah Hooper
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 22:29:05
Comments:
I CAN'T SAY ANYTHING THAT HASN'T BEEN SAID BEFORE NUMEROUS TIMES. BUT I'M GOING TO ANYWAY. I HAVE READ BOTH YOUR BOOKS AND WORDS CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPRESS MY ADMIRATION FOR YOU AND MY APPRECIATION FOR YOUR WORK. MY FRIENDS,FAMILY AND ACQUINTANCES ARE GETTING REALLY TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT WHAT GAVIN DE BECKER HAS TO SAY. I QUOTE YOU ALMOST DAILY, PERHAPS HOURLY. WHILE I COULDN'T PUT DOWN "GIFT OF FEAR," I FOUND "PROTECTING THE GIFT" EVEN MORE USEFUL SINCE IT DEALS WITH SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULTS AS WELL AS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE. YOU FINALLY VALIDATED WHAT I ALWAYS CONSIDERED SOMEWHAT OF CURSE, BUT NOW KNOW IS A GIFT...MY INTUITION. I OFTEN FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN LIVING ON A DIFFERENT PLANET. THE "DENIER PLANET." WHILE TRAVELING WITH A GROUP OF DENIERS I STRUGGLED BRIEFLY WITH THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO CONFRONT, BUT CONTINUED TO ASSESS "INDICATORS," WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE ACCURATE. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW YOU'VE CONFIRMED MY SENSE OF SELF AND MY GIFT. I DON'T DOUBT MYSELF ANYMORE. NOT MATTER WHAT THE PEOPLE AROUND ME SAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. MY SON THANKS YOU TOO.

Name: DARA COOK
Location: CRESTVIEW, FL USA
Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 12:31:18
Comments:
I READ YOUR BOOK IN 1998--I HAVE REREAD IT MANY TIMES SINCE THEN AND ENCOURAGED OTHERS (ESPECIALLY THE WOMEN IN MY FIELD--REAL ESTATE) TO READ IT AS WELL. THIS BOOK IS UNIQUE AND FASCINATING, AND VITAL TO THOSE OF US STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN TODAYS' WORLD. EACH TIME I REREAD THE GIFT OF FEAR, I AM EDUCATED ALL OVER AGAIN. MY HUSBAND IS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND I HAVE SHARED YOUR BOOK WITH HIM AS WELL--I HAD TO WRESTLE IT AWAY FROM HIM IN ORDER TO FINISH IT MYSELF! IF THERE IS EVER A WAY THAT I COULD HELP YOU PROMOTE THIS BOOK I WILL DO IT!

Name:Sharon M. Cox
Email:coxsm@yahoo.com
Location: Detroit, MI US
Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 11:56:07
Comments:
Dear Mr. de Becker: Thank you for your book, "The Gift of Fear." Some of the things you wrote about I had to learn, unfortunately, from personal experience. I am glad, however, that you have provided a resource for the "youngsters" to access in hopes that they will not need to share my experiences. I look forward to purchasing a copy of it for each member of my family to give as a gift. Thank you again, Sharon

Name: Kathleen Pace
Email:katapace@aol.com
Location: indepencdence, mo usa
Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 19:24:39
Comments:
I just completed "protecting the gift" and found it fascinating and telling. Although, I have yet to have any experience of threats or danger to my children(knowingly) your book has inspired and reinforced diligence in alertness to our surroundings. My husband and I have two children, ages 3years (son) and 11 years (daughter). When I reached the chapter "protecting Ophelia" I told my husband he had to read the opening page and I did not get the book back until 8 hours later after he had completed the book. Thank you for your gift of "Protecting the Gift" and your service to the safety of our children.

Name: Beth Hudon
Email:bhudon@bellsouth.net
Location: Lawrenceville, GA USA
Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 13:04:59
Comments:
I've read both of your books - just finished the 2nd book. Thank you for working to protect us and our children by teaching us to listen to our own instincts. My instincts have not let me down - even though sometimes I do feel "silly". My husband is very quick to tell others "if my wife's signals are going off - I listen carefully!" I am also working with my stepchildren using items and lists from your books. Thanks again for all you do. If you ever plan to hold any seminars here in the Atlanta area, please let me know.

Name: Trissy Coppens
Email:t_coppens@hotmail.com
Location: carbondale, IL USA
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 12:57:35
Comments:
I currently work in the security field and I am interested in learning how to do risk assessments.

Name: Jan Connair
Email:DNJCPLUS5@aol.com
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 11:05:21
Comments:
Dear Mr. de Becker Your book The Gift of Fear was an extremely articulate and informative resource for me as a parent concerned with protecting myself and my family from violent and abusive situations. I will certainly be stressing with my five children the importance of developing and using intuitive processes to avoid such dangers. My question to you is: Have you ever considering producing informative videos for elementary and middle school children on the topic of stranger danger/using instincts to remain safe in situations of possible violence or abuse? Our local elementary schools use two different videos, to my knowledge, to help educate children on this topic. Both are some years old. I have previewed both videos and found them to contain materials that seem too sinister. They emphasize the usual tactics of saying no and telling an adult, but some of the scenarios are, in my opinion, too scary for younger children to process. As a result, I do not give permission to my younger children to participate in the video presentation, preferring to cover the topic at home on my own terms. Our local elementary school's staff psychologist tells me that she has searched in vain for a more acceptable video presentation. One that would emphasize to children their power to use their instincts would, to me, be very helpful. It seems that, with your background and resources, you might be the person to offer such a product.

Name: Nancy Meier
Email:nmeier@abanet.org
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 21:49:30
Comments:
As an attorney, I have been the object of a couple of threats and harassing behaviors which ended withot any further problem. However, it would have been great to have known how to handle those situations with more confidence. Your books sound very useful and I'd like to read them but I'd like more information about Gavin de Becker's background. I navigated to your Executive Biographies area and found only one biography, that of the founder. It would be helpful if you included the biographies of others on your staff--I did find abbreviated biographies at some other area in your site. In addition, the very information that was provided on other staff members was missing from Gavin de Becker's bio--his education, previous employment, and training. This was the primary information which I expected to find in the Executive Biography area. The books sound fascinating but I like to know about the education and employment backgrounds of authors before taking the time to read the book. Thanks for working in such a critcal area. While I have good boundaries most of the time, I have known many women and some men who have great difficulty saying "no" and a few who use it in such an aggressive manner that they escalate confrontations unwisely. I fervently hope for a day when domestic violence and incest are a rarity and that your work makes a significant contribution to that effort. Best of luck!

Name: Vanessa Morris
Email:VJMOR156@aol.com
Location: Indianapolis, IN USA
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 19:56:12
Comments:
I was given the name of your book " the gift of fear" by the CA FBI agency in San jose CA. I have been stalked for over a year now and the FBI agency where I live have now sent the information to CA to have them continue trying to prosecute. The threats and impersonation of me by this man here on line and by mail and telephone at home and work have not ceased in all this time. Its an endless day after day "what's he going to do to me next" situation, effecting every aspect of my life. I am feeling helpless and hopeless. I keep holding out faith in the "system" to do the right thing and help me, but with every passing day, I am growing more discouraged I will be heard before something happens to me or my family. sincerely, vanessa

Name: Marion Desplenter
Email:mariond@planet.eon.net
Location: Edmonton, Albertaa Canada
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 15:44:05
Comments:
Just checking out your website. Am reading The Gift of Fear and want to pick up "Protecting the Gift". Want to buy a copy of both for everyone that I know. "The Gift of Fear" has prompted me to want to do something about a violent person who is entering my family.

Name: Tiffany Budd
Email:tbudd@lrw-la.com
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 14:29:08
Comments:
I am fascintated by the book The Gift of Fear and would love to learn the steps that were taken to get in this type of position. I am extremely interested in this field.

Name: Tierna Duncan
Email:tiernaduncan@1stnetusa.com
Location: Studio City, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 00:38:52
Comments:
"Protecting The Gift" was powerful and smashing - particularly the warning that children should not let a potential abductor use the threat of harm to lure them into a car, to go to a new location, which would benefit only the abductor. I have interviewed 21 ADULTS as to what they would do if a man used the threat of a gun to take them to another location, and 20 said THEY WOULD GO WITH HIM. Most change their minds when I explain it to them, but one still says she'd go with him.(!) I hope we will hear more from Gavin de Becker on this subject - on talk shows, etc.! It's frightening how many adults out there would GO WITH HIM, as they seem to experience refusal in the face of a threat as "turning in the direction of the skid"; it goes against their instinct. How can we hope for children to be more astute?

Name: Timothy J. Templin
Email:templint@hotmail.com
Location: New York, NY Manhattan
Date: Monday, June 21, 1999 at 16:08:03
Comments:
I am very impressed by Mr. de Becker's book "The Gift of Fear", and many of the interviews he has done. I am curious about his education and training. I am a student of Forensic Psychology myself, and hope to participate in a similar field as Mr. de Becker in the future.

Name: Robyn Henning
Email:henn654@ibm.net
Location: Nutley, NJ USA
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 19:47:52
Comments:
Mr. DeBecker, I just finished reading Protecting the Gift and was once again inspired by your writing. I am employed in a suburban Nj high school as a substance awareness coordinator and I am the mother of 3 young daughters. I am frequently asked to do public speaking on child safety and often refer to your books and encourage parents, mostly mothers to be direct sith their children and trust their instincts when protecting them and themselves. I relate to many things you write and would love to help get your message out any way I can. I would also like to receive information on your training seminars particularly on the east coast. Thank you so much for your books. Robyn Henning

Name:Rik Zak
Email:zakr@cadvision.com
Location: Calgary, Alta Canada
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 10:02:18
Comments:
I highly recommend Mr. Becker's book, The Gift of Fear. A must read, for all instructors of 'self defence' courses and their students.

Name: Wendy Wishart
Email:wwishart@mail.syd.auracom.com
Location: Sydney, NS Canada
Date: Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 16:41:39
Comments:
I recently read a letter to Ann Landers from "Panicking in NY" who was carrying on a correspondence with a "friend" who had expressed a romantic interest in her. She told him they could only be friends, but he kept writing and saying how wonderful it would be when they were married and had children together. She asked Ann what to do, since the guy would be home soon and was expecting her to be in love with him. Ann said, in effect, that the guy had to be bonkers, and to tell him that they could be friends but nothing more, and that if he continued to press the romance issue she should stop seeing him. I think Ann Landers gave that woman advice that could get her killed. I read "The Gift of Fear" some time ago and consider it the best book I've ever read - I think maybe that could be high praise from a person whose personal library numbers over 5,000 books. Anyway, with the book in mind, I e-mailed Ann Landers and told her she should tell the woman, if it's not already too late, to tell her "friend" unequivocally that she doesn't want *any* relationship with him, now or ever, and she's not going to see him any more, to get an answering machine to screen her calls and not to call him back no matter how often he calls, and to have absolutely no contact with him whatsoever. I also recommended the book. I can't say enough that's good about "The Gift of Fear." It was written in such a friendly, caring fashion (at times it almost felt like the reader was being hugged), and was so empowering - if more women could say "no," and understand that it is a sentence in and of itself, and that it requires no justification or explanation, I think there would be far fewer victims. Mr. de Becker, the service you performed with that book is beyond measure. You've probably helped thousands of women, and I can't even begin to say how much I admire you.

Name: A.B. Ducey
Email:walk@sky.net
Location: Overland Park, KS USA
Date: Friday, June 18, 1999 at 20:40:17
Comments:
I purchased "The Gift of Fear" as soon as it came out. Thank you for information I so desperately needed.

Name: Jan Still-Lindeman
Email:jslindeman@bgca.org
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Date: Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 10:03:54
Comments:
Would like to speak to someone about securing Mr. de Becker as a presenter for a 1/2 day workshop during Boys & Girls Clubs of America's (B&GCA) 6th Annual Symposium on Youth Gangs and Delinquency which will be held March 9-11 next year in Atlanta. This Symposium is underwritten by OJJDP and draws some 400 Boys & Girls Club staff, law enforcement officers, school counselors and others who work with high-risk youth. I can send you some background on this year's Symposium which was held in LA. Naturally, we would cover all of Mr. de Becker's expenses and we should also be able to provide some sort of honorarium. We would also welcome the opportunity for him to sign and sell copies of his book. I can be reached via e-mail or by phone (404-487-5739). Thanks for your time and consideration. Jan Still-Lindeman

Name: Eddie Leroy Zendejas
Email:eddiezendejas@hotmail.com
Location: San Diego, Calif. USA
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 17:38:10
Comments:
I am currently a U.S.Marine I get 8 July 99 and am very interested in seeking employment with your agency. I have very extensive weapons handeling, but more importantly I am a 6th degree black belt in SNOWTIGER and trained for 6 years as a ammature kickboxer. If at all possible could you contact me with more information. I have not yet read you book but do tend to, since I just heard adout it.

Name: Carla A. O'Neill
Email:coneill419@aol.com

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 07:27:43
Comments:
I just finished reading "Protecting the Gift". Excellent. As an elementary school teacher, I wish GDB could come in and talk to our kids and their parents. I will highly recommend this book to parents at Parent Teacher Conferences. I have also read "The Gift of Fear". Again, excellent. This book changed my perspective on so many personal safety issues, and made a huge (positive) impact on my life. It helped me to understand the gift of fear, and also to trust my intuition on not only possibly life threatening situations, but every day things that come up, too--when your intuition "speaks up". Mr. de Becker is a brilliant man and an excellent writer.

Name: BJ
Email:mochagal@hotmail.com
Location: Burbank, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 21:07:26
Comments:
You do not need to respond. I enjoyed the "gift of fear" tremendously. And have been passing it on to my friends. I just ordered the new one through BOMC. We need common sense books like that. sincerley

Name: Curtis Masters
Email:yelermax@pacbell.net
Location: Fallbrook, Ca U.S.A.
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 19:00:55
Comments:
I am a U.S. Marine actve duty Sgt, I have 8 years in the Marine Corps. I will be getting out sometime around the 1st of Jan. 2000. I am very interested in the service that you provide. I have extensive training and knowledge of firearms handling, tactics and techniques dealing with various weapons from, .22 cal automatic pistols to modified .45 cal competition pistols. My training, knowledge and proficiency in various aoutomatic weapons from the MP5 to the M-16. For the rifle side, from the .22 ca target rifles to the M-40 Sniper Rifle. Shotguns I am very proficient with also, different modles I am familiar with up to the Benelli Super90. My training consists of 18 months as a combat engineer, ( wich deals with the employing and disarming of different types of mines and booby traps. I worked as a Postal Clerk in a Military Post Office for about 8 months. One of the most things that have helped me better myself is the 15 months that I was a Marksmanship Instructor for both a Rifle and Pistol Range. The last 4 years, I have been working in the Military Police side of the house. during this time, I have competed in several Bullseye Competeition Matches with several different Pistols. I currently have a bronze medal in Bullseye Shooting. To end this brief history, I have also been certified as a Sharpshooter rating in a Law Enforcement Tactical Rifle Course that I attended in Yuma, Arizona. I am looking for a career change when I exit the Marine Corps. Your Web site has spured My interest in the oppourtunities that you provide. As a last, People that I have talked to, have spoke very highly of the service that you provide. I would be very interested in joining your elite group. I thank you for your time to view this dialog. If you see something about me that interests you, yI can be reached at (760)728-4352, from 5:30pm to 05:30am Mon-Fri and weekends. for any other times, (760)293-3240. Thank You....

Name:Jay Cytryn
Email:Tristate11@aol.com
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 16:17:11
Comments:
I don't know Gavin De Becker, however, I am reading The Gift of Fear and find he is up to date on many issues of Violence. I do know Dr. Park Dietz and I believe him to be the authority on Violence in the Workplace. I run seminars on Violence in the Workplace and recommend materials for the corporate industry and refer them to the authorities on workplace violence. Law Enforcement is not the authorities, thats after the fact. Please have someone get in touch with me and say hello to Dr. Dietz for me.

Name: Kimberly Ward
Email:1unity@bellsouth.com
Location: Nashville, TN USA
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 11:41:24
Comments:
I am the Director of Youth Ministry at First Church Unity. I am constantly looking for ways to draw people to the ministry and answering the cries of all children.

Name: Mickey Taft

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 10:17:02
Comments:
Your book was super!

Name: Bettina Carey
Email:jrcarey@erols.com
Location: Carmel, NY USA
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 04:57:37
Comments:
My hope is that Mr. De Becker can help parents mobilize from the grass roots level. I'm afraid that the people who need him the most can't afford his service and wouldn't be inclined to read a book.

Name: GH

Date: Monday, June 14, 1999 at 18:35:19
Comments:
Mr. De Becker, I have always had an intense empathy, a great ability to "read" people, and a strong intuition which I have have (almost) always listened to it. Thanks for validating what I have always believed in my heart but was unable--until now--to see as a gift.

Name: dana
Email:dolhughet@AOL.com
Location: portland , or usa
Date: Monday, June 14, 1999 at 16:55:19
Comments:
Thank you for your gifts, the books "The Gift of Fear" and "Protecting the Gift". I have just completed reading them both. I am an Incest survivor with two grown daughters. I apreciate Mr. De Becker's career choice and his candor. You are correct we need to see "out" examples of adults who have overcome childhoods like our own. They provide hope to those still struggling. I am inspired once again to do more to protect the children. It is not enough to mearly heal and thrive. We triumph by protecting todays children. Thank you again. Dana Retail Manager

Name: Jim Jones
Email:jimmy@hotmail.com
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Date: Monday, June 14, 1999 at 16:50:15
Comments:
I think your work is wonderful, your books really open up some interesting topics that some people don't think about.

Name: RICHARD WESTIN
Email:RLWESTIN@LASD.ORG
Location: LYNWOOD, CA USA
Date: Monday, June 14, 1999 at 09:25:53
Comments:
I AM A DETECTIVE. I READ YOUR BOOK, "THE GIFT OF FEAR" AND FOUND IT WAS SO REALISTIC THAT I WAS CONSTANTLY RECALLING EVENTS I HAVE EXPERIENCED THROUGHOUT MY 15 YEAR CAREER AS A DEPUTY SHERIFF. BECAUSE IT WAS SO TRUE TO LIFE, I HAVE USED WHAT I LEARNED TO ASSESS THE THREAT LEVEL OF CERTAIN CASES WHICH I INVESTIGATE. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCURATELY PREDICT THE NEXT MOVE BY SUSPECTS IN BOTH STALKING AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES. THIS HAS BEEN EXTREMELY VALUABLE TO ME AS AN INVESTIGATOR. GREAT PIECE OF WORK! RICHARD WESTIN

Name: Lorri
Email:blorri@hotmail.com
USA
Date: Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 16:44:35
Comments:
I have read "The Gift of Fear" twice and I am now reading "Protecting the Gift". I didn't realize just what I haven't taught my child about safety and being confident in certain situations. I am glad there is someone out there who can put into words just what it means to protect yourself and I am planning on letting my child read some appropriate parts, so it's not just coming from Mom to protect yourself. Thank you.

Name: Kathy
Location: Greensburg, PA USA
Date: Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 16:14:36
Comments:
I recently purchased the audio version of "Protecting The Gift". I have listended to it several times and have found it to be very informative and practical. It is refreshing to hear the facts rather than the myths about child safety. Because of your book, I now have a good baseline upon which to choose schools and people who will be in my child's environment. It also has empowered me to trust my intuition and toss aside unwarrated fears. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this book. I will pass it along to other parents.

Name: Kimberly Vander Dussen
Email:andynkim@aol.com
Location: Anaheim, CA
Date: Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 10:05:46
Comments:
As a mother and clinical child psychologist I thank you for your work. I finished Protecting the Gift today and am extremely thankful. The work of Mr. De Becker and his colleagues undoubtedly touches many lives without their knowledge. I carried the book with me everywhere I went so I could pour through it. I have been, and will continue to, recommending it to friends and colleagues. I'll be researching training opportunities.

Name: Pam
Canada
Date: Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 22:41:35
Comments:
I just finished Protecting The Gift. Though I have no biological children of my own, I could not put it down. Thank you for the practical inform- ation and insight that allows the world to function with a positive outlook, while at the same time, being realistic. I have recommended "The Gift" to those involved in the complex process of keeping our children safe at school and to those members of my family who have loved ones we all feel invested in. Thanks again for sharing with us.

Name: Mona Rynko
Email:monarynko@aol.com
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Date: Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 22:01:59
Comments:
The two "Gift" books were extraordinary! Outstanding work, and many thanks to all involved (especially GDB) for bringing this priceless contribution to us all

Name: Dr. Sherry Baker
Email:dr.baker@therapist.net
Location: Bay City, Mich. America-USA
Date: Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 04:57:15
Comments:
I run the Domestic Assault groups in Bay City for the courts. The Gift Of Fear is an invaluable resource. Thank you Gavin.

Name: Christine B.
Email:thumbsup3@aol.com
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Date: Friday, June 11, 1999 at 15:45:26
Comments:
I can't begin to express my admiration for Mr. de Becker and my fascination with his work. Not only is his message practical yet profound, but his sharp writing style makes it easy to remember his stories and statistics and repeat them to friends, something I've been doing since I first read "The Gift of Fear." In fact, as I write this, I literally just passed the book on to another co-worker. I was anxiously awaiting "Protecting the Gift," and I wasn't disappointed. I can't wait for the next one!

Name: Gillian Biggerstaff
Email:9609514b.1996.sci
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Date: Friday, June 11, 1999 at 05:18:44
Comments:
I have just finished reading "The Gift of Fear" and was so glad to see intuition being portrayed as a gift rather than somrthing to be brushed aside. It is so empowering to realise that there is a way of protecting ourselves from violence, if only we use it properly. I intend to buy "Protecting The Gift" as soon as it becomes available in Scotland. Thanks for your insight.

Name: Marlene L. Fuller
Email:mlenfuller@worldnet.att.net
Location: Omaha, NE USA
Date: Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 14:58:20
Comments:
After seeing him on Hardcopy, I purchased Protecting the Gift. With a similar childhood, I wanted to hear that someone came out ahead and was helping others. The intuition and fear passages of your book will and can help me now. I too often try to ignore intuitive signs when people are using or lying to me (professionally and personally). Thank you for the book and for sharing your success and past.

Name: Margaret Case
Email:margaret.case@nbc.com
Location: Pasadena, CA USA
Date: Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 12:06:50
Comments:
I've read Gift of Fear and have given it as a gift to many friends. What an extraordinary organization, so needed and valuable. Thank you for all you do.

Name: Nancy Noe
Email:nnoe@brookdale.cc.nj.us
Location: Jackson, NJ USA
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 13:32:45
Comments:
Thank you, a million times over, for your work! After seeing you on tv two years ago, I went out that evening and bought "The Gift of Fear," probably the best twenty bucks I ever spent! I've been recommending it to everyone since, particularly the college students I teach. I also just finished reading "Protecting the Gift," which I was anxiously awaiting. Instead of the ubiquitous charming baby outfits, I intend to give a copy to the new moms I know. I am curious to know what your next work will focus on; if there is a mailing list, please add me to it! The occasional humor and gentle touch in your writing style go a long way toward easing the reader's discomfort while exploring tough subjects. But at the end we feel empowered, not hopeless. Thanks again for your tremendous work.

Name: Kerri Bragdon
Email:kbragdon@sundayriver.com
Location: Bethel, ME USA
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 11:58:37
Comments:
I just finished reading "The Gift of Fear" -- it was given to me by a friend as a must-read book. My own personal philosophy has been to trust your instincts, and if you aren't comfortable with a person or situation there's probably a reason. Thank you for the insight into our "gut feelings" or intuition. I've learned a great deal from your book and will continue to pass it along to others. Looking forward to reading your next one! Sincerely, Kerri Bragdon

Name: Michael Deloughery
Email:md@cyberus.ca`
Location: Aylmer, QC Canada
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at 14:41:07
Comments:
Just heard another interview with Mr. Debecker and I wanted to express my gratitude that he is educating the North American public on these issues of violence. I am struck particularly by the lack of moralism and ideology in his very ethical message. In the past, I have heard people try to relate the same message, but get labelled and dismissed, because their context was some ideology. But this message can be embraced by women and men on any side of the political, cultural or economic ideologies, as long as they care about the well-being of their children.

Name: Meg Carroll
Email:MCarroll@manassas.k12.va.us
Location: Manassas, VA US
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at 12:28:22
Comments:
Mr. de Becker, I have just finished your book, "The Gift of Fear". I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned alot from it. I am a school resource officer in Manassas, Va. I am very interested in your LA conference but am unsure if my bosses will send me. Your information is not only educational, timely, but also very insightful. Thank you for sharing it.

Name: Leslie Ogilvie
Email:clumsy5@hotmail.com
Location: Shelburne, NS Canada
Date: Monday, June 7, 1999 at 19:53:32
Comments:
I am seventeen years old and I am in the middle of reading "The Gift of Fear" and I would just like to write and tell you what a wonderful and important book it is. Too often, girls my age learn to listen to their intuition too late, after an attack or situation has occured. I am proud to say that I listen to my gut and hopefully your book will inspire other woman to, as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this book.

Name: Dolores Campos
Email:mara@azstarnet.com
Location: Tucson, AZ usa
Date: Monday, June 7, 1999 at 18:13:13
Comments:
I just finished "The Gift of Fear" and wanted to thank you, Mr. de Becker, for writing such a compassionate and thoughtful book.

Name: Barbara J. Eggert
Email:beggert@home.com
Location: Fullerton, CA USA
Date: Monday, June 7, 1999 at 14:19:14
Comments:
We very much appreciate Mr. de Becker's insightful and expert offerings in his books and on cable TV.

Name:Frederic Woodbridge
Email:fred@anexis.com
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL US
Date: Monday, June 7, 1999 at 08:47:25
Comments:
I have read your book "The Gift of Fear" and I've found it to be very well written and enlightening to say the least. I'm going to recommend this book to everyone I know. Kudos. I wonder if GdeB has ever heard of the Japanese martial art Aikido? It has a lot of the same philosphies. Cheers.

Name: Mrs. Nella Berardone
Email:dberardone@compuserv.com
Location: Jupiter, FL USA
Date: Monday, June 7, 1999 at 06:10:20
Comments:
I am the mother of two year old twin girls and I would like to extend my deepest thanks to you, Mr. de Becker. I have read both of your books, THE GIFT OF FEAR and PROTECTING THE GIFT (I have just finished reading the latter). You have helped me to feel more in control and empowered, as a mother. With the knowledge you have given me, I hope I will always be able to protect my precious daughters. I became aware of your books after watching you both times on Oprah. Please continue to make appearances!

Name: Charmaine Wozniak
Email:wozniak@infoave.net
USA
Date: Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 09:23:56
Comments:
I am a Guardian ad Litem in North Carolina and I am continually seeking information and specific strategies which will enable me to better protect "my" children. PROTECTING THE GIFT was an empowering read and I'm already incorporating the wealth of information this book provides into my work as a child advocate. Simply, but sincerely, thank you.

Name:laurie cini
Email:laurie_cini@bigpond.com
Location: Melbourne, Vic Australia
Date: Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 03:07:37
Comments:
The gift of fear is an outstanding insight into the process of understanding motivation and cause. Excellent..thank you

Name: Georgiana Webber
Email:gwoman123@bigplanet.com
Location: San Marcos, CA USA
Date: Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 19:13:12
Comments:
Just finished reading "The Gift of Fear". What an outstanding book. I intend to reread "The Gift of Fear" and obtain "Protecting the Gift" as soon as possible. Thanks to 'Trip' for recommending it!

Name: margaret a. luna
Email:moonmaluna@webtv.net
Location: el paso, texas usa
Date: Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 18:40:03
Comments:
i just finished reading your book, Protecting The Gift, trying to deal with my 15 year old son who is currently in juvenile detention for charges such as assault, unauthorized use of vehicle, and truancy. It has helped me to deal with the situation. Thanks. Peggy

Name: Barb Reynolds
Email:barbreynolds@cfu-cybernet.net
Location: Cedar Falls, IA USA
Date: Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 17:21:29
Comments:
I just purchased Protecting the Gift. I had read your first book when it first came out and was very pleased you're continuing to provide people with your insights and encouragement in following the true nature of one's intuition which too long was dismissed as a "woman's thing". My current passion and extension as an audiologist is cognitive neuroscience. A person's hearing is the fastest sensory response system the human brain has reacting to preattentive information in less than 40 ms. For us to dismiss this system on gender prejudice is ludicrous. Your most recent book is to me common sense having grown up in an abusive enviroment I can see myself and my reliance on intuitive cues I always used but now have a name for. Please continue your publishing career and I'll continue to give these books as gifts to those I want to protect.

Name:Rachael Lawson
Email:aladdin77@hotmail.com
Location: Warrensburg, mo USA
Date: Friday, June 4, 1999 at 22:57:39
Comments:
Can't wait for more books to come!!! I've told all of my single friends about your book!!! I tend to be a big worry wart, but after reading your book, I have learned to control those feelings. "Unless it is going to cause pain or death" this has been a great help to me. Thank you. I've also enjoyed seeing your appear on Oprah. God Bless!

Name: Renelle Desjardin
Email:rdesjardin@aol.com
Location: Orlando, FL USA
Date: Friday, June 4, 1999 at 19:27:49
Comments:
I don't know many people who aren't in denial about the reality of violence in our everyday lives. The Gift of Fear let me know that I have been wise to trust my intuition, even when everyone around me was telling me I was foolish. Thank you.

Name: Mike McDevitt
Email:hsabel2@mindspring.com
Location: Tarrytown, NY USA
Date: Friday, June 4, 1999 at 18:08:54
Comments:
Enjoyed the books. Very insightful

Name: Steven T. Kay
Email:SKPRIVATEI@AOL.COM
Location: Derry, NH USA
Date: Friday, June 4, 1999 at 16:28:47
Comments:
Its to bad you do not have a branch office in the NH or Boston area.Lt. Mark Wynn of the Nashville Metro PD thinks highly of our organization.I'm a private eye specializing in stalking intervention.I communicate with George Wattendorf on occasion in this persuit(Dover NH City Pros.)An up-hill battle I feel your company could help with.Thanks,S.Kay

Name: Timothy A. Loranger
Email:Mannaz@aol.com
Location: West Hollywood, CA USA
Date: Friday, June 4, 1999 at 15:37:56
Comments:
I just purchased one of Mr. de Becker's books and thought I would check him out on the web. Very interesting. As a soon-to-be law student I am very interested in a field that seems to relate to this subject. Tim

Name: Christina Brown
Email:cbrown@explorer-software.com
Location: Coquitlam, BC Canada
Date: Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 16:55:25
Comments:
I just finished watching Northwest Afternoon. I was very impressed with your real wish to get your message out - even to the extent of handing out copies of your book to the audience. I have 3 children, and worry all the time about how to keep them safe, and if I am going the right way about it. We do put too much emphasis on keeping them safe, and not enough on teaching them how to keep themselves safe. My hat is off to you.

Name: Suzanne Barr
Email:SuzyIwrite@aol.com
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
Date: Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 15:47:50
Comments:
Just finished reading PROTECTING THE GIFT... wonderful! I'm a fiction writer researching a current novel I'm working on and this was a great book to start with. Also, I read THE GIFT OF FEAR, another compelling book that I've highly reccommended to many authors/women friends.

Name: Jennifer Gardner
Email:jgardner@sundayriver.com
Location: Bethel, ME USA
Date: Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 11:09:34
Comments:
I am currently a law enforcement/behavioral science student planning on working in some form of victim advocacy. I just finished "The Gift of Fear", and would like to commend you and thank you for writing such an important book. Every woman in the world should read this and I have passed on copies to friends, as well as the rape crisis center where I volunteer. Your work and words are very inspiring. God Bless.

Name: Diane Mairs
Email:dmairs@ccrw.org
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Date: Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 09:50:43
Comments:
Enjoyed your book Gift of Fear, found it very imformative and looking forward to reading the new one. I was assignd to be part of a committee on Protecting ourselves against violence in the workplace,so the information assisted us in making of our own polices and procedures. Thank you again, Diane

Name: Katy Ray
Email:ray.137@osu.edu
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at 23:41:38
Comments:
I was recently the victim of rape while completing a study abroad program in Japan. I was searching the web for information on who to contact for help and came across a recommendation for the book Gift of Fear in the Planned Parenthood website. I bought the book and have read about 3/4 of it. It has helped me to cope with my experience and given me back some confidence in myself, by showing me that I CAN avoid the same type of situation. I came to check out the web site, partially from curiosity and partially out of gratitude for the excellent information and almost self-impowering sense I got from reading the book and realizing how true it is. I really just wanted to thank you for not only being there for people like myself and others in more dire need of help, but for also sharing your insights. I really appreciate it, it has helped me cope so much better then I think I could have on my own in a country far from my friends and family.

Name: k. stills
IA usa
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at 12:06:23
Comments:
Dear Mr. De Becker, I bought "Protecting the Gift" on Friday evening and finished the last page by noon today, Tuesday. For a stay-home mom with two toddlers, you can guess that I've been cramming reading in whenever I could. The information and strategies shared in your book have energized me and given me such a feeling of strength and possibility. I agree that I'm stronger for having read disarming details and recognizing them as reality. Actually, I think I already had a pretty good idea since I used to teach junior high school, but I didn't have any tools for working within that reality, for understanding how people could do such things to one another, for coping with its danger and its sadness. Your book provided that and so much more. Also, I was glad to see you focus on safety issues rather than running off on this-or-that tangent. When I'm too far removed from a book's purpose is usually when I put it down, then to be colored on or snipped or used as a boat, etc., by one of my kids. I kept "PTG" up high and safe, in plain sight so I could grab it whenever a free minute presented itself. Gosh, I can't draw up kind enough words to thank you for your writing, for its accessibility, natural rhythm-- its ease. I felt like we were sitting down for coffee and your heart was out on the table, your sincerity working to keep me pulled in and learning. What great teaching you've done! If on a bad day, you've ever wondered if you're making a difference, you are. And what a splendid difference it is. Be assured I will be pestering everyone I know-- particularly parents-- to buy and read this book. My heart's thanks, Kristy Stills PS: I've been reading Pollack's "Real Boys" for weeks now. While I have learned a lot from it, the writing gets in the way at times. Not once did I stop to reread a sentence in your book, to struggle to pull out a clear idea and "get it." The language seems effortless (which I am sure it was not effortless writing) adding to the book's overall effectiveness. There's my critique for the day... sorry. But I admired this work in so many ways. I'll stop now, but thanks again.

Name: Rob Johnson
Location: LA,
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at 11:18:45
Comments:
Great site

Name: Lisa Fohey
Email:lfohey@chw.org
Location: Milwaukee, WI USA
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 13:51:36
Comments:
I've just finished reading "The Gift of Fear". I found it educational and insightful. I'll be passing the book to a friend who needs to read about people who refuse to let go. I'm intrigued by your desire for a class for high school students about this topic. While I'm certainly not qualified to help develop the course, I'd be very interested in being trained to teach it in my local area. While I've not been a victim of any violent crime, I do feel I have always listened to my gift of fear and found the book's content to be very confirming. I'd welcome a chance to share your insights with our future leaders before they find themselves in trouble. If you have a mailing list about GDB, Inc news, please add me to it and I will contact you when I see info about the course development. And thank you for the book! Lisa

Name: D.G. Blackwell
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Friday, January 15, 1999 at 17:02:43
Comments:
I was reading "Gift of Fear" while alone in a laundromat (mid-morning). A man walked in and asked me if I had any change and I said, quite forcefully, NO...whereupon he turned and left. Before, I may have tried to be polite and explain why I wasn't giving him any change. Thank you for helping to validate that my intuition is something to be embraced.

Name: Chris Donaldson

Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 19:47:13
Comments:
Name: Tyler J. Gabriel, Ph.D.
Email:tgabriel@acusd.edu
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 14:46:15
Comments:
I am a clinical psychologist and I have recommended your book to several of my clients.

Name:Kristin Eckels
Email:eckelskr@SHU.edu
Location: Union City, NJ USA
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 08:21:19
Comments:
Both the book "The Gift of Fear", and your work are absolutely fascinating. I am an analyzer by nature, and the book both brought to light many things which i already do, but didn't necessarily realize that i was doing, as well as providing new insights. Thank you.

Name: KENNETH G.BROWN
Email:KENGB@SWBELL.NET
Location: LONGVIEW, TX USA
Date: Monday, January 4, 1999 at 21:03:11
Comments:
I HAVE READ YOUR BOOK AT LEAST TWICE NOW.I WORK IN THE PROTECTION FEILD DEALING MOSTLY WITH HIGH THREAT DIVORCE AND STALKERS.I USE YOUR BOOK AS A CHECK LIST.IT HAS BEE A GREAT HELP.I WILL SEND YOU A RESUME FOR YOUR PROTECTION OFFICER PROGRAM.

Name: Layna Pogue
Email:layna@mail.utexas.edu
Location: Austin, TX US
Date: Monday, January 4, 1999 at 07:00:09
Comments:
Thanks for the book "The Gift of Fear".

Name: Marilyn Zeidner
Email:Niki@centuryinter.net
Location: Avon Lake, OH USA
Date: Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 16:27:15
Comments:
I am Exec. Director of a domestic violence shelter. I have been using your "pre-incident indicators" when doing training for police. I am interested in knowing if you would come to Lorain County (west of Cleveland) for a statewide training.

Name:Jean M. Luther
Email:JMLuther
Location: Herndon, VA USA
Date: Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 12:06:06
Comments:
In The Gift of Fear, chapter 5 (Imperfect Strangers) briefly addresses iviewing potential babysitters. Do you know of a formal list of questions that my brother could follow? Have you thought of developing such a list with a scoring card? Jeannie

Name: elizabeth a carrington
Email:biglake121
Location: Indy, in
Date: Friday, January 1, 1999 at 15:47:04
Comments:
Loved your book!!!!

Name: Lisa Fohey
Email:lfohey@chw.org
Location: Milwaukee, WI USA
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 13:51:36
Comments:

I've just finished reading "The Gift of Fear". I found it educational and insightful. I'll be passing the book to a friend who needs to read about people who refuse to let go. I'm intrigued by your desire for a class for high school students about this topic. While I'm certainly not qualified to help develop the course, I'd be very interested in being trained to teach it in my local area. While I've not been a victim of any violent crime, I do feel I have always listened to my gift of fear and found the book's content to be very confirming. I'd welcome a chance to share your insights with our future leaders before they find themselves in trouble. If you have a mailing list about GDB, Inc news, please add me to it and I will contact you when I see info about the course development. And thank you for the book! Lisa

Name: Lisa Fohey
Email:lfohey@chw.org
Location: Milwaukee, WI USA
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 13:51:33
Comments:
I've just finished reading "The Gift of Fear". I found it educational and insightful. I'll be passing the book to a friend who needs to read about people who refuse to let go. I'm intrigued by your desire for a class for high school students about this topic. While I'm certainly not qualified to help develop the course, I'd be very interested in being trained to teach it in my local area. While I've not been a victim of any violent crime, I do feel I have always listened to my gift of fear and found the book's content to be very confirming. I'd welcome a chance to share your insights with our future leaders before they find themselves in trouble. If you have a mailing list about GDB, Inc news, please add me to it and I will contact you when I see info about the course development. And thank you for the book! Lisa

Name: D.G. Blackwell
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Friday, January 15, 1999 at 17:02:43
Comments:
I was reading "Gift of Fear" while alone in a laundromat (mid-morning). A man walked in and asked me if I had any change and I said, quite forcefully, NO...whereupon he turned and left. Before, I may have tried to be polite and explain why I wasn't giving him any change. Thank you for helping to validate that my intuition is something to be embraced.

Name: Chris Donaldson

Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 19:47:13
Comments:

Name: Tyler J. Gabriel, Ph.D.
Email:tgabriel@acusd.edu
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 14:46:15
Comments:
I am a clinical psychologist and I have recommended your book to several of my clients.

Name:Kristin Eckels
Email:eckelskr@SHU.edu
Location: Union City, NJ USA
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 08:21:19
Comments:
Both the book "The Gift of Fear", and your work are absolutely fascinating. I am an analyzer by nature, and the book both brought to light many things which i already do, but didn't necessarily realize that i was doing, as well as providing new insights. Thank you.

Name: Benjamin Grimmer
Location: Camp Pendleton, CA USA
Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 21:35:40
Comments:

Name: KENNETH G.BROWN
Email:KENGB@SWBELL.NET
Location: LONGVIEW, TX USA
Date: Monday, January 4, 1999 at 21:03:11
Comments:
I HAVE READ YOUR BOOK AT LEAST TWICE NOW.I WORK IN THE PROTECTION FEILD DEALING MOSTLY WITH HIGH THREAT DIVORCE AND STALKERS.I USE YOUR BOOK AS A CHECK LIST.IT HAS BEE A GREAT HELP.I WILL SEND YOU A RESUME FOR YOUR PROTECTION OFFICER PROGRAM.

Name: Layna Pogue
Email:layna@mail.utexas.edu
Location: Austin, TX US
Date: Monday, January 4, 1999 at 07:00:09
Comments:
Thanks for the book "The Gift of Fear".

Name: Marilyn Zeidner
Email:Niki@centuryinter.net
Location: Avon Lake, OH USA
Date: Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 16:27:15
Comments:
I am Exec. Director of a domestic violence shelter. I have been using your "pre-incident indicators" when doing training for police. I am interested in knowing if you would come to Lorain County (west of Cleveland) for a statewide training.

Name:Jean M. Luther
Email:JMLuther
Location: Herndon, VA USA
Date: Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 12:06:06
Comments:
In The Gift of Fear, chapter 5 (Imperfect Strangers) briefly addresses iviewing potential babysitters. Do you know of a formal list of questions that my brother could follow? Have you thought of developing such a list with a scoring card? Jeannie

Name: elizabeth a carrington
Email:biglake121
Location: Indy, in
Date: Friday, January 1, 1999 at 15:52:43
Comments:
Loved your book!!!! my father michael d carrington is a big fan of yours

Name: elizabeth a carrington
Email:biglake121
Location: Indy, in
Date: Friday, January 1, 1999 at 15:52:07
Comments:
Loved your book!!!! my father michael d carrington is a big fan of yours

Name: elizabeth a carrington
Email:biglake121
Location: Indy, in
Date: Friday, January 1, 1999 at 15:47:35
Comments:
Loved your book!!!!

Name: elizabeth a carrington
Email:biglake121
Location: Indy, in
Date: Friday, January 1, 1999 at 15:47:04
Comments:
Loved your book!!!!

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