More Emotional Fitness Thoughts
About Emotional Abuse: Everyone abuses others emotionally at one time or another. Everyone likes to be in control and both physical and emotional start in the need to control someone else. That said, the emotional abuser uses feelings to hurt and foster control, although some may also get physical. Common signs of emotional abuse include:
- Name calling, insults, mocking, and swearing at
- Threats and intimidation
- Controlling finances
- Denigration family and friends
- Attempting to isolate from family and friends
- Denying being abusive or emotionally hurtful
One key, however, remains how often the abuse occurs. John Gottman’s research suggests that healthy relationships are based on a five to one ratio. Five positive interactions for every bad one.
When confused about what to do start with your primary care doctor. Then check his or her advice out with one of the many crises and helplines. Here are some to start with: USA Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433; USA Domestic Violence 800-787-3224; USA Child Abuse 800 422-4453.
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All our exercises are best practiced with full awareness. To become more fully aware, before and after an exercise take a Calming Breath, (Breathe in slowly, hold your breath until some tension builds; then breathe out slowly, smile gently and say a silent “Thank You”).
Thank you for all you do.
Links of Interest
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
- An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents (amazon.com