I came across an article written about Don Hennessey and his insight and work in domestic violence and it resonated with me immediately.
Don Hennessey is the Director of the National Domestic Violence Intervention Agency and has decades of experience and research into domestic violence perpetrators and victims/targets.
His insight it truly amazing and his compassion for victims is beautiful.
This is the article I read:
After reading this article, which makes it clear that male domestic violence perpetrators intentionally abuse and groom, and the abuse is a ‘lifestyle choice’ – I chose to download his book – How He Gets into Her Head : The Mind of the Male Intimate Abuser
Every page validates what I already know. Every page validates my insight, knowledge and experience of domestic violence.
Don’s compassion for the victims – who he states are “kind, giving women”, is so important to hear – particularly from a man and a man who is highly educated and experienced in working with perpetrators and victims.
He ‘gets’ it.
He gets the intentional nature of the abuse. He gets it is a choice they make. He gets it’s not ‘subconscious’ behaviour. He gets the intentional grooming process and how they use the same grooming tactics as paedophiles. He gets the psychological abuse that always occurs. He gets that they are ‘con men’. He gets how wrong victim blaming is and he makes it clear – the women targets/victims are not in any way to blame for the abuse.
I also watched this video and you can feel the compassion and gentle nature he has.
It’s always such a relief when my own insight is validated, by those who are experts in the field and have considerable education and experience in the field. Continue reading