Best of Our Blogs: June 12, 2018

I’ve been listening to Sounds True’s free online sessions called The Healing Trauma Summit. As with all of their online summits, this one is riveting, and eye-opening bringing light to a difficult topic. If you haven’t registered, I encourage you to do so while it’s still free. It’s for therapists, and anyone interested in learning more about trauma.

In Session 16, entitled, “Becoming a Healing Presence in the World,” Bonnie Badenoch, for example shares it’s not the event, but the experience of feeling alone that embeds trauma. Being supported, heard, and accepted are the keys to healing.

That’s important to know. When working on our relationships with others and ourselves, we can do a lot of good by seeing a therapist, having compassion for others and accepting ourselves for who are are. If we pay attention we can stop our past from negatively impacting our present.

I hope you enjoy the summit and our top posts this week.

Can A Parent Have Too Much Empathy?
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – You want to give your kids what you didn’t get. But did you know there’s such a thing as too much empathy?

Rescuing, Resenting, and Regretting: A Codependent Pattern
(Happily Imperfect) – Is your desire to help bordering on codependency?

Why Withdrawing or Expecting Your Partner to Read Your Mind During a Fight is Ruining Your Relationship
(Change Your Mind, Change Your Life) – Want a healthy relationship? You’re going to need to put your relationship over your need to be right.

The Advice that Changed the Course of My Mental Health Recovery
(Counseling Confidential) – Your desire to get emotionally healthy may be what’s causing you stress.

Why Guilt Can Be a Healthy Emotion in Children, But Shame Cannot
(Childhood Behavioral Concerns) – There’s one thing you can do to protect your children from feeling a lack of self-worth.