Rediscovering Your Sense of Self After Emotional Abuse

Rediscovering Your Sense of Self After Emotional Abuse with Carol-Ann Marshall

In this episode, I’m joined by Carol-Ann Marshall, author of I Dare You: Conquer Fear and Free Yourself From Emotional AbuseCarol-Ann joins me to share her story of how the beliefs she formed growing up contributed to her getting into emotionally abusive relationships as an adult and how she’s been able to break free of the abuse and take her life back.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Carol-Ann grew up in a culture that made her feel the need to be perfect and to be a people pleaser. As an adult, this contributed to her ending up in three emotionally abusive marriages that spanned 26 years of her life.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

The emotional abuse damaged Carol-Ann's self-confidence and self-esteem and affected her sense of self. She started to close herself off and was living in a way where she couldn't be her true self all of the time.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Carol-Ann took a course called Your Year of Miracles which began her journey of doing deep inner work to help her understand why she was getting into abusive relationships. Also, she became very aware of her thoughts and focused on practicing self-love as well as visualizing what her new life would look like.

What Carol-Ann does today: Carol-Ann works in the human rights area for the Government of Ontario, Canada.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Carol-Ann's Answer: Listen to your intuition.   

Links Mentioned

I Dare You: Conquer Fear and Free Yourself From Emotional Abuse - Carol-Ann's book - Carol-Ann's website

Facebook - Carol-Ann's Facebook page

Conscious Uncoupling Institute - where Carol-Ann is receiving her coaching certification training

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