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Ronni and Jennie are sisters who were not supposed to be friends. They grew up in a home with addiction, abuse, and mental illness, which generated dysfunctional dynamics that often pitted them against each other. Miraculously, they came together in adulthood to help each other heal. Now, drawing on their personal and professional experiences, they are telling their story to help others recover from childhood trauma and abuse, and to help them mend their own sibling relationships. They invite you to join them in this healing conversation. Please feel free to share your own experiences, or ask questions, via their website: www.ronniandjennie.com (other free content is also available there), or follow them on Instagram: ronni_and_jennieRonni Tichenor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at State University of New York--Polytechnic Institute, specializing in family studies; Jennie Weaver is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years' experience in family practice and mental health.

Ronni and Jennie: Conversations on Recovery from Childhood Trauma and Abuse Ronni Tichenor and Jennie Weaver

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Ronni and Jennie are sisters who were not supposed to be friends. They grew up in a home with addiction, abuse, and mental illness, which generated dysfunctional dynamics that often pitted them against each other. Miraculously, they came together in adulthood to help each other heal. Now, drawing on their personal and professional experiences, they are telling their story to help others recover from childhood trauma and abuse, and to help them mend their own sibling relationships. They invite you to join them in this healing conversation. Please feel free to share your own experiences, or ask questions, via their website: www.ronniandjennie.com (other free content is also available there), or follow them on Instagram: ronni_and_jennieRonni Tichenor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at State University of New York--Polytechnic Institute, specializing in family studies; Jennie Weaver is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years' experience in family practice and mental health.

    Accepting What the World is Offering You

    Accepting What the World is Offering You

    Things don’t always go according to plan; sometimes the world is inviting you to embrace a different option, or path. Ronni and Jennie talk about how to recognize these opportunities and take advantage of them.

    • 28 min
    Finding Balance Between Doing and Being

    Finding Balance Between Doing and Being

    It is so easy to get caught up in the pressure to do more—living in a whirlwind of activity that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, even when you know you need a break or some down time. In this episode, Ronni and Jennie explore the strategies they use to find balance between doing what is necessary in life and making time to simply “be.”

    • 31 min
    How to Meet Your Triggers with Compassion

    How to Meet Your Triggers with Compassion

    Anyone healing from trauma has experienced being “triggered”—often by things that seem harmless or minor to other people. Ronni and Jennie talk about some of the things that still trigger them, and how they summon compassion for themselves as they continue to unwind those patterns.

    • 27 min
    Breaking the Cycle Takes Longer Than You Think

    Breaking the Cycle Takes Longer Than You Think

    Many who are healing from childhood trauma have vowed to break the intergenerational cycle that has been the source of their pain—they are committed to shedding the associated baggage, and making lives better for their children. But breaking the cycle is a complex process, and takes longer than most people think.

    • 29 min
    What Do I Need Right Now?

    What Do I Need Right Now?

    For many, this is a difficult question. But being in touch with your needs is crucial to living a healthy, balanced life. And for trauma survivors, who have been conditioned to ignore their needs or put them last, asking (and answering) this question is an act of rebellion!

    • 27 min
    Why is It so Hard to Ask for More?

    Why is It so Hard to Ask for More?

    Why is it so hard to ask for more, even when you know you really deserve it? Ronni and Jennie share their own struggles with asking for more, how they have come to learn what they are worth, and how they get it.

    • 23 min

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