How much do you really know about domestic violence and intimate partner abuse? This enlightening conversation with Dr. Katherine Jackson is guaranteed to change your perspective. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we confront the harsh realities of abuse, debunk the stigma, and bring to light the shocking statistics, particularly among young individuals. We underscore the urgency to dismantle the shame attached to such issues, to ensure they are no longer swept under the rug.
Our dialogue takes you beyond the physical aspect of abuse. We illuminate the less acknowledged forms of abuse – financial and emotional. We delve into the unique challenges posed in same-sex relationships and the impact of verbal abuse on an individual’s psychology. The topic of rushed marriages within religious establishments, specifically churches, is broached, making the connection between the institution’s high regard for marriage and the high prevalence of domestic violence amongst young adults.
But, it’s not all grim. We provide hope through trauma-informed approaches, brain science, and a holistic lens towards recovery. You’ll learn about cutting-edge therapies like EMDR, neural therapy, and brain-spotting that have the potential to rewire an individual’s mindset and behavior, and instigate a fresh start. We emphasize the power of active listening and giving practical advice without attempting to control the situation. Our goal is to equip you with vital knowledge and tools to recognize, address, and prevent domestic violence and intimate partner abuse. Let’s reshape the narrative together.