"...A Child of Emotional Neglect" ep.53

Ask Kati Anything - episode #53 audience questions:1. I am a child of emotional neglect and I was wondering if you have any tips on how to stop minimising and downplaying my trauma. Even calling it trauma makes me uncomfortable because it wasn’t overt abuse. I can’t stop feeling like my trauma is...2. Hi Kati! I feel like I spend a lot of my time playing through scenarios in my head about different events. For instance, if there is a conversation I want to have with someone I will play through it in my mind before I actually have it in person. I often find myself disappointed...3. Hi Kati! Can you talk about finding the root of your unhappiness or sadness? You frequently talk about how without resolving the root of the issues you cannot get rid of unhealthy coping skills. How do you know what is THE problem? I’m in my early 20s and after I left the nest I realised how sad I am when am by myself - not because I’m lonely, but...4. Hey Kati What's the difference between a very confident person and a narcissistic person? What's the line between confidence and narcissism? If a person is too confident does that make them narcissistic? 5. Hi Kati! Why does my therapist say I suffer from fear of abandonment although I actually haven’t been physically abandoned by anyone before? My parents tried their best in caring for me but they don’t really allow me to express my feelings (crying is unacceptable...6. Hey Kati, how do you get over social anxiety when you keep failing at conversations whenever you try? It doesn't matter how many times I try I keep failing at it, even though I know I have to keep doing it to get better. I don't...7. hey kati! would you be able to talk about orthorexia a little more? how do i know if i have it? currently i struggle with ocd and i am having a hard time figuring out whether my unhealthy obsession with being perfectly healthy is just another form of my ocd...8. Hi Kati. How important are dreams for therapy? I´ve been wondering about my dreams a lot lately and sometimes I mention them in therapy, but do you think dreams can play an important role to get somewhere in therapy or isn´t it important...9. Hi Kati! I've been feeling very 'meh' lately. I do college work online, and I seem to roll out of bed and onto my laptop. Sometimes even doing college work in my Pj's. I am not the most organised person in the world, and I have always failed at routines. I love to run and I do exercise, but...10. My therapist challenged me when I said I wasn't going to get super personal. He asked when I was going to stop holding him at arms length and allow him to be personal with me. To be honest I don't know why I keep him at arms length. He's the one...11. Can you heal attachment without having to do inner child work? Picturing myself as a child and pretending to talk to myself makes me deeply uncomfortable. I am autistic, for...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/katimorton)

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