Feeling Comfortable in Your Home
How to cope with the fear of break-in, and recover after a break-in.
This is for the people of Townsville.
You’ve felt the concern: What if someone breaks into your home?
Or you’ve experienced it: Your home has been robbed, and maybe more than once.
Townsville has been plagued by a culture of opportunistic break-ins overnight, when people are often in their homes sleeping. According to the Queensland Police Service (2022), there were 3,843 counts of unlawful entry in Townsville in 2021- an increase on previous years.
Home is supposed to be your secure, safe place. It has a psychological impact when your safe place is violated. And you don’t even have to be robbed to be affected: there are many people in Townsville who haven’t been robbed, but who worry about robbery because of the high crime rate.
This e-book is for you if:
̴ You have ever been concerned you might get broken into.
̴ Your home has been robbed.
̴ You want to know what to do immediately after a break-in.
̴ You want to effectively manage the emotional impacts of a break-in.
̴ You want to gain the psychological tools to recover and move forward after a break-in- because sometimes the effects can be long-lasting.
̴ You’re unsure how to discuss the break-in with your children and support them.
̴ You’re unsure whether you need additional support after a break-in.
̴ You want to know how to manage your thoughts and anxiety about getting broken into, or to cope as effectively as possible after a break-in.
This e-book offers practical and quality psychological skills to manage the impacts of home invasion and robbery, reduce anxiety and stress, and help you feel comfortable in your home again.
An excerpt is available here.
Available as a PDF download via e-mail.
Length: 29 A4 pages.
File Size: 650KB
About the Author
Dr Emma Black is Townsville-based Clinical Psychologist who works in private practice. She is a mum of two boys and is passionate about supporting women and their well-being. Dr Emma has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and this is her first e-book.
Queensland Police Service (2022). Queensland Crime Statistics. Retrieved from https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/townsville/queensland-crime-statistics/