Gavin de Becker
Gavin tells us his story about how the trauma of his mother’s suicide when he was 16 lived with him for many decades. He explains how all those years later he was healed by his adopted family in Fiji.
If you’re not familiar with who Gavin de Becker is, you’ve probably never read his book “The Gift of Fear" which was a US #1 bestseller on the New York Times Bestseller List. He’s shared his philosophies about the prevention of violence in appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show (multiple episodes), 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, 20/20 and the Waking up podcast with Sam Harris. He’s also been profiled in Time Magazine, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journey, the New York Times and others. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey dedicated a show to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the publication of the book and in the last year of her show she dedicated two hour-long shows to Gavin’s work in preventing domestic violence. A set of his appearances on Oprah’s show is available here, and a full search of interviews with him is here.
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