Jonice Webb is the pioneer of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)™ awareness. She is a licensed psychologist and has enriched and kindled the discussion of this overlooked and under addressed topic by writing the first self-help book dedicated to CEN recovery titled “Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect”
In this episode, Eric and Jonice discuss Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), how it affects us as adults, and how to heal ourselves.
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Jonice Webb and I Discuss Childhood Emotional Neglect and…
- Her book, “Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect”
- Defining and understanding what Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)
- How it’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility to find healing
- The subtle layers of emotional neglect from childhood that we may not remember
- CEN isn’t about what parents did, but rather what they didn’t do
- Symptoms and signs of CEN include discomfort and confusion with feelings and emotions
- Her work is trying to get people to reconnect with their feelings
- I.A.A.A. – Identify, Accept, Attribute, Act are the steps to process or deal with a feeling
- How writing can be a powerful coping technique when processing emotions
- Vertical and horizontal questioning
- The first step to healing is owning and understanding emotional neglect
- The Emotional Neglect Questionnaire
- Learning to change your relationship with your emotions
- Applying your newfound skills in your relationships
- The difference between minimizing and managing your feelings
- The importance of positive self-talk
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