In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by former actress and award-winning author, Katherine Mayfield. Katherine joins me to share her story of growing up in a dysfunctional family where she was emotionally abused, and how she's been able to heal and reclaim her authentic self.
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Katherine grew up in a controlling household where she was emotionally abused and made to feel worthless.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Katherine developed complex post-traumatic stress disorder. She's also dealt with learned helplessness, trust issues, trouble creating deep relationships without being fearful, not being true to herself and falling back into old patterns.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Therapy has been a major source of healing for Katherine, along with her acting. Also, standing up for herself, trusting her intuition and expressing her emotions.
What Katherine does today:
Katherine is an author, piano player, and editor for a literary magazine.
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?
Katherine's Answer: Listen to your intuition and not what they tell you.
katherine-mayfield.com - Katherine's main website where you can purchase her books, Bullied and The Box of Daughter
TheBoxofDaughter.com - Katherine's website where she blogs on the topic of dysfunctional families
Twitter - Katherine's Twitter account
Facebook - Katherine's Facebook page
LinkedIn - Katherine's LinkedIn profile
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