“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”. Psalm 147:3
Welcome to Season 2 of The Complicated Heart Podcast!
Today I'm talking about gaslighting.
Why am talking about gaslighting? I think most people don’t know what it is or understand much about it, but it’s a really important concept that when people understand it, they will finally have a word to use for what happened to them or someone they know, and when they have that word, when they are empowered with a way to communicate the truth of their reality, they can name what happened to them with specificity and begin, or continue on, in the healing process, and that’s why I want to talk about it.
The word gaslighting has become popular in politics, especially recently, but I didn’t understand it, and I for sure had no idea that it related to trauma and the experience I had with my mom. I never had words for what my mom did to me, and it wasn’t until I learned this term that it gave a voice to why I felt crazy for so many years. Some of you are listening and you are going to find yourself nodding up and down and perhaps having a revelation of your own as you recognize yourself as someone who was or is being gaslit. Or maybe you’re going to recognize it for someone you know, and you’ll pass this episode along, and maybe the book too, and hope and healing can begin.
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