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Episode Info: In this broadcast, you’ll hear about some of the top coping behaviors you could develop growing up in a dysfunctional family. You’ll also hear about 4 straightforward strategies for overcoming this behavior. Dysfunctional families come in many forms. It could include suffering trauma such as verbal or physical abuse, lack of parental support so you have to become the responsible person, addiction in the family, or a parent being absent from divorce, death or incarceration. This brings about certain behaviors that are basically coping, surviving and feeling safe. There are shame, trust, guilt, and feelings of unworthiness. I grew up in some of that. I married into it. It wasn’t until I could heal certain things in my life that I came out from under that cloud. In today’s broadcast, I will talk about three dysfunctional strategies that could be holding you back from a happy and free, fulfilling and enjoyable life. I also give you 4 straightforward steps or strategies to help overcome the dysfunctional behavior. Timeline in this program: 2:42 Coping Behavior 1: Staying quiet3:20 Coping Behavior 2: Not trusting anyone4:41 Coping Behavior 3: Going numb6:29 Step 1: Feel your body in the moment, Get present7:01 Step 2: Ask yourself, “Am I safe right now?”7:56 Step 3. Set your boundaries11:01 Step 4. Release low energy emotions like anger and fear12:33 Release with guided meditation, Clear your relationships, To listen to this program, click below.

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