In simplest terms, gaslighting is the act of manipulating someone’s reality to the point where they question their sanity. Targets of gaslighting are manipulated into turning against their cognition, their emotions, and who they are as people.
Sound familiar? Have you experienced it? You probably know the term because many mainstream platforms are talking about these concepts. They’ve turned into TV shows, movies and music; a testament to how prevalent this concept has penetrated our daily lives. Ever heard of Inventing Anna? The Tinder Swindler? What about Bad Vegan? Gaslit the TV Show? And what about the album “Gaslight” by the Chicks? It’s everywhere. Gaslighting is front and center, and this is only the beginning
As a licensed psychoanalyst, I have dealt with individuals, couples, and families for over 30 years. I’ve seen it all and I’m creating this podcast to hopefully help others out there. Over the next several episodes, we will talk to several guests about their gaslighting experiences and make an attempt to understand what truly happened. And of course, how to avoid it. I want you to know that this journey isn’t simple, or easy. Gaslighting is a complicated process that includes several steps. Those that have been gaslighted (including myself), got here because we went through those steps. Just as we got into the situation, we can get ourselves out of it.
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RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where Dr. Stern is the Associate Director. In this brief video, she explains what differentiates RULER from other school-based SEL programs, its focus on adult development.