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Setting the Groundwork for the Holidays with an Emotionally Immature Person part 1
Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents explains why it’s harder to deal with Emotionally Immature People (EIPs) around get togethers, and the likely pitfalls. She talks about how to plan and prepare so the experience is healthy for you. She also explains why you may become paralyzed or feel like a small child around your family. Dr. Gibson talks about how to take care of yourself, and how to set boundaries.
Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.
5 Hallmarks of an Emotionally Immature Parent/Person (EIP)
- Poor empathy
- Not self-reflective
- Look at reality through the lens of their own emotions
- Avoids emotional intimacy
Here are some of the questions Dr. Gibson responds to:
Recap of what is an Emotionally Immature Parent (EIP) (or Emotionally Immature Person)?
Is there something about holiday get togethers that makes it harder to deal with Emotionally Immature family members?
What are the steps in planning to make the holiday visit as healthy as possible?
What are the likely pitfalls to be ready for? How do you deal with them?
Why do you often become immobilized or silent like scared children, rather than standing up for yourself in the face of Emotionally Immature behavior?
How do you set your boundaries when someone is getting upset with you for saying no?
Lindsay Gibson, PsyD. has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over thirty years and specializes in individual adult psychotherapy with adult children of emotionally immature parents. She is the author of four books. Her book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents remains a #1 Amazon Best Seller. The follow up to this book is Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents, and the 2nd edition of her first book Who You Were Meant To Be has been recently released on Amazon. Her latest book, Self Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, was just released in September 2021. In the past Dr. Gibson has served as an adjunct assistant professor teaching doctoral psychology students.
Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us
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