32 min

EP 204 Mastering Your Emotional House: Understanding the ’House of WOE’ with the Parent Doctor, Dr. Marissa Caudill No-Problem Parenting Podcast

    • Parenting

Welcome Back No-Problem Parents!
Gain insights into emotional resilience and discover practical tips for parents and children alike.
Dr. Marissa Caudill introduces the concept of the "House of WOE," a metaphorical space representing our internal expectations and the source of negative emotions. She likens life's challenges to earthquakes in this mental house and emphasizes the importance of understanding and remodeling it for emotional well-being.
The House of WOE evolves with age, and parents can use this idea to navigate their children's emotional responses. Dr. Caudill introduces the "Circle of Concern" and the "Circle of Influence," highlighting the power of focusing on controllable elements like actions and thoughts.
The key to emotional mastery, she explains, is practice—being aware of "earthquakes," letting go, and learning from experiences. The episode addresses questions about Dr. Caudill's unique model, the baffling nature of children's reactivity, and the practicality of remodeling the House of WOE on the fly.
 
So how can we use this idea of the House of WOE to our advantage?
Well, picture a big circle - this is our circle of concern - these are all the things that potentially can cause earthquakes within our house of WOE. Now, within this, picture a smaller circle, our circle of influence - this consists of just what we can control. And what can we control in our life, really? The only things we can really control are actions and thoughts/attitudes. Everything that we worry about in our circle of concern can cause an earthquake in our house of WOE, which leads to pain. But we only continue to suffer if we continue to focus on our circle of concern. If instead, we notice the earthquake, know where it's coming from, and decide to remodel our house of WOE by focusing on our circle of influence and changing our actions and thoughts - by "letting go" of the perceived conflict and accepting what is - at that point, the suffering stops and we are empowered to move on and learn from the experience, and take steps towards a better future.
 
Learn more about Marissa by clicking one of the links:
www.theparentdoctor.com
https://courses.theparentdoctor.com/discovery-call
Instagram: @the_parent_doctor
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088584202199
YouTube channle: https://www.youtube.com/@theparentdoctor
Email: admin@theparentdoctor.com
https://linktr.ee/the_parent_doctor
 
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Thank you, Learning Success Academy for sponsoring today's podcast episode!
>> To learn more about Learning Success Academy visit: 
https://www.learningsuccessacademy.com/home
 
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Hugs and High Fives,
 
Jaci

Welcome Back No-Problem Parents!
Gain insights into emotional resilience and discover practical tips for parents and children alike.
Dr. Marissa Caudill introduces the concept of the "House of WOE," a metaphorical space representing our internal expectations and the source of negative emotions. She likens life's challenges to earthquakes in this mental house and emphasizes the importance of understanding and remodeling it for emotional well-being.
The House of WOE evolves with age, and parents can use this idea to navigate their children's emotional responses. Dr. Caudill introduces the "Circle of Concern" and the "Circle of Influence," highlighting the power of focusing on controllable elements like actions and thoughts.
The key to emotional mastery, she explains, is practice—being aware of "earthquakes," letting go, and learning from experiences. The episode addresses questions about Dr. Caudill's unique model, the baffling nature of children's reactivity, and the practicality of remodeling the House of WOE on the fly.
 
So how can we use this idea of the House of WOE to our advantage?
Well, picture a big circle - this is our circle of concern - these are all the things that potentially can cause earthquakes within our house of WOE. Now, within this, picture a smaller circle, our circle of influence - this consists of just what we can control. And what can we control in our life, really? The only things we can really control are actions and thoughts/attitudes. Everything that we worry about in our circle of concern can cause an earthquake in our house of WOE, which leads to pain. But we only continue to suffer if we continue to focus on our circle of concern. If instead, we notice the earthquake, know where it's coming from, and decide to remodel our house of WOE by focusing on our circle of influence and changing our actions and thoughts - by "letting go" of the perceived conflict and accepting what is - at that point, the suffering stops and we are empowered to move on and learn from the experience, and take steps towards a better future.
 
Learn more about Marissa by clicking one of the links:
www.theparentdoctor.com
https://courses.theparentdoctor.com/discovery-call
Instagram: @the_parent_doctor
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088584202199
YouTube channle: https://www.youtube.com/@theparentdoctor
Email: admin@theparentdoctor.com
https://linktr.ee/the_parent_doctor
 
__________________________________________________________________________________
 
Thank you, Learning Success Academy for sponsoring today's podcast episode!
>> To learn more about Learning Success Academy visit: 
https://www.learningsuccessacademy.com/home
 
__________________________________________________________________________________
 
Are you ready to become a No-Problem Parent?
 
Start here: Becoming a No-Problem Parent Parenting on-demand training.
To learn more about Parenting Support or to pick Jaci's brain on the next steps for you or your child, Schedule a call now: Jaci's Calendar
 
Want access to ALL of Jaci's favorite resources, training, parenting courses, and all things No-Problem Parenting?
Sign up for our NEWSLETTER and get the free Make it Right PDF Download. Listen to Episodes 9 and 23 for more info on the benefits of The Make it Right Technique!
 
CHECK OUT our No-Problem Parenting Resource Playground!
 
Follow @NoProblemParents on:
FB
IG
LinkedIn
YouTube
Twitter
Threads
 
Check out our Books!
No-Problem Parenting; Raising Your Kiddos with More Confidence and Less Fear! Order your copy HERE
 
Volume 2 No Problem Parenting; Resources and Stories that Create Confidence and Connection AVAILABLE NOW: Paperback or KINDLE
 
 
Hugs and High Fives,
 
Jaci

32 min