If you grew up with an emotionally immature parent, you may still struggle with anger, sadness, self-doubt, or shame. As a child it’s likely most of your emotional needs weren’t met, your feelings dismissed, and you took on adult levels of self-restraint to deal with your parent's behavior. Somewhere along the way, you lost your sense of self. And without this strong sense of self, you may now feel like your own well-being isn’t valuable.
Today Dr. Lindsay Gibson joins us on the show to tell you that it’s time to make yourself a priority. Lindsay has been a psychotherapist for over thirty years, working in both public and private practice. In the past, she has served as an adjunct assistant professor in Clinical Psychology, teaching doctoral students clinical theory and psychotherapeutic techniques.
WE CHAT ABOUT…
- The three parts of Lindsay’s book Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents
- What an emotionally immature parent looks like
- Why self-care is crucial when raised by an emotionally immature parent
- The importance of taking care of your needs in the moment
- Why self-care is not selfish
- Our favorite insights from the book
- How to maintain connection with self
- The power of nature
- How social anxiety ignites from not being allowed to be yourself
- A relaxation technique to help calm your nervous system
- How lack of self-care leads to self-repair
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Tune into our last conversation, Episode 50: Recovering From Emotionally Immature Parents with Dr. Lindsay Gibson
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