by Jenny Brown
When social distancing can become emotional hibernation.
Withdrawing is a natural response to stress. What happens when it is socially mandated? What do we need to watch out for in following societal obligations while watching that we don’t inadvertently contribute to vulnerability to mood symptoms? Stay tuned for the weekly series: Week 2 = When the unfolding COVID-19 ‘Reality TV-like Drama’ moves into […]
Old Age and facing death in our family
“Our family could have been a more supportive resource if individuals were able to balance their efforts to keep going with time to talk with each other about our struggles in the midst of grief.” – –J Brown, Growing Yourself Up, Chapter 15 Old Age and facing Death : Denial or honest preparation. In this […]
Aging and Grandparenting
This pod cast tells of the story of a disillusioned grandparent Helen and how she shifted her efforts away from her expectations of access to her grandchildren and towards her relationship with her adult son: “Helen’s efforts went onto shifting her focus away from her grandson and back to her own son. She could see […]
Midlife – crisis or growth opportunity?
In this pod cast Jenny reflects a family systems view of the challenges and opportunities of adjustments in the middle years of the life cycle. Even if you are not in this stage of life it may be worthwhile to reflect on : How did your parents respond to this life stage? Is anyone in […]
[Repost] Maturity in leaving home
Growing up through the life cycle – these podcasts are deigned to prompt thinking about one’s own life adjustments as well as reflecting on the experiences of members of the broader family. To listen on iTunes, click HERE. Episode 2 – Maturity in leaving home
Marriage: The Early Years
Growing up through the life cycle – these podcasts are deigned to prompt thinking about one’s own life adjustments as well as reflecting on the experiences of members of the broader family. To listen on iTunes, click HERE.