Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. In today’s article I am going to introduce Part 2 of my article, Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury — Am I Being Manipulated? in video format. I create video presentations of my articles to provide the information to individuals who learn through watching ad listening, as we all learn in different ways. In Part 2, I will share the impact that contributed to my being susceptible to manipulation. My hope is that as you watch this presentation, you will find a new freedom to love yourself, as I am learning to love myself. We are not the problem. We are part of the solution. Below I will include an excerpt from Part 2 of the article.
“In my experience, I have found that pointing fingers in anyone’s direction is of little value. Pointing fingers in other people’s directions only keeps me feeling helpless and hopeless. Through my recovery process, I have heard and believe to be true, “If nothing changes, nothing changes.” I am powerless over what happened to me, but I am not powerless over what I do about what happened to me. For this I am responsible. In my experience, I have become aware. Through becoming aware, I have grown in acceptance and in my acceptance I have come to realize that I have choices.
These choices empower me to experience my life. In my experience, when I became aware, I realized that I could do some thing different.
For many years, I was conditioned to buy into a core belief. After this core belief was established, a trigger was set to be tripped to get a desired response. The core belief was that I am responsible for other people’s feelings, needs and wants. In the belief system, I was conditioned to believe that I was also responsible for other people’s irritability, restlessness and discontentment. Consequently, if the people in my life were irritable, restless and discontent — for whatever reason — I was at fault. This conditioning led me to believe that if people were angry or upset with me, I needed to” fix” them.”‘
To listen to and watch the complete presentation, please click on the following link: Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury — Am I Being Manipulated? Awareness Part 2 Video Presentation
To read Part 2 of the article, you may click on this link: Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury — Am I Being Manipulated? Awareness Part 2
To read Part 3 of this article series to watch Part 3 of this article series, please click on this link: Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury — Am I Being Manipulated? Solutions and Strategies Part 3
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