Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am always happy to have you around my table. Today I will introduce Part 3 of the article, Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury — Am I Being Manipulated? Solutions and Strategies in video format. Below is an excerpt from the 3rd and final part of the article.
“In my experience, shame has the effect on me, as when a deer is caught in the headlights of a vehicle. In the headlights, the deer can neither think or move. Shame has a similar impact upon me, in that when I am faced with shame, I feel stuck — metaphorically speaking — and do not know what to do.
In Part 1 of this article I shared what I learned about how shame sets individuals up to be manipulated. In Part 2 of this article series, I shared how shame impacted my life and relationships. In this 3rd and final part of this series, I will share some of the solutions and strategies that help me when I am faced with the impact of shame.
Note: My recovery process from the impact of debilitating shame and the effects of toxic shame based codependency — as described in the dance in Part 2 — began when I reached an emotional bottom in my life. The pain of that emotional bottom motivated me to do what I saw was working in the lives of individual who were working a program of recovery.
In my experience and through my recovery process I use tools and strategies to help me to recognize when I am being shamed and manipulated. These tools and strategies help me to move and walk away from the impact that debilitating shame has upon my life. I do not use these tools and strategies perfectly, however when I work them, they work for me.”
I have previously written a 2 part article series and created a 2 part video presentation to share what I learned through my recovery process. Below I will provide a link to both series.”
To listen to and watch Part 3 of this article, please click on this link: Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury — Am I Being Manipulated? Solutions and Strategies Part 3 Video Presentation
To read Part 3 of this article, from which this video presentation is made, please click on this link: Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury — Am I Being Manipulated? Solutions and Strategies Part 3
For your convenience, I will include links to the 2 Part article and video series in which I share solutions and strategies, as talked about in Part 3 of the above article and video presentation.
Video Presentation Series
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