This video exemplifies active listening and why we have to tell our stories. What the Crappy Childhood Fairy does is restate what she heard/understood from the letter – that’s called Active Listening.
Side note: It’s way more important than Whole Body Listening which is just a societal expectation.
If we don’t tell out stories, no one can reflect them back for us. And by sharing our stories, other people can see the problem clearly, and then if they are willing to be honest with themselves, see how it applies to them.
Also it’s hard and sucks and I hate it and I’m gonna keep doing it anyway. <insert swears here>
I guess I have cPTSD too. I had heard of it and hadn’t looked into it deeply enough to see that it applied to me too.