A.N. Gibson

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In a healthy relationship both people feel respected and heard by the other even if there are moments when they disagree or have different viewpoints.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Tess Brigham

by A.N. Gibson
Keep conversations light with those family members who make you feel less safe. And you don’t have to answer probing questions if you do not want to do so.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings With Jenn Kennedy

by A.N. Gibson
Once you see it clearly, a difficult family dynamic may be overcome with compassion and skill.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

by A.N. Gibson
Family gatherings can become much more cohesive and enjoyable when family members ultimately decide that they will not allow the behavior of toxic family members to “run the show.”
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Dr. Carla Marie Manly Shares 5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness With Stressful Family Dynamics.

by A.N. Gibson
We get to this place by showing up as ourselves, and not as who we think others want us to be. When we let people know who we truly are, we can get authentic love, support, and belonging.
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Focusing On What Does And Doesn’t Actually Help Gives You More Control In Challenging Relationships.

by A.N. Gibson
Whatever our issue is, there are bound to be times when the issue is less apparent or when things are going better — even if just a tiny bit. In my experience, taking a close look at these exceptions, as we call them in solution-focused practice, will show you that you have everything it takes to make positive change already.
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Healthy Relationships Are Non-Threatening, Respectful, Fair, And Based On Mutual Trust.

by A.N. Gibson
Remind yourself that you are enough! Your worth and value are not based on your body size. Seek out body positive resources via books and social media that help you let go of body shame and support you in accepting, appreciating, and respecting your body.
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Managing Mental Wellness During Stressful Holiday Times: “Remind yourself that you are enough!” with Judith Matz, LCSW

by A.N. Gibson
I think we all can have challenging dynamics in our relationships. These can be things like poor communication, power struggles or projecting your insecurities onto another.
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It’s Important To Maintain And Nourish Relationships With Family Members Who Are Champions For Mental Wellness

by A.N. Gibson
I personally believe unhealthy and toxic relationships are caused by an inability to relate empathetically and with respect toward one another.
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Positive Thinking Can Help Mitigate The Negative Impact Of An Unhealthy Family Dynamic During The Holidays.

by A.N. Gibson
The distinction between a difficult family dynamic and an unhealthy one can be determined by the impact the family has on the individual.
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“There Is a Reason We Gather With Our Families Because At a Very Deep Level We Desire Connection” With Laura Petiford.

by A.N. Gibson
Dr. Nicole Washington, board-certified psychiatrist, author, podcaster, wife and mother.
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We Know Who The Relatives Are That Will Push Our Buttons And We Know How They Will Do It So Why Not Prepare?

by A.N. Gibson

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