Dr. Jonice Webb on Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)™

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Feelings of anxiety, emptiness and disconnect often have roots deep in even seemingly happy childhoods. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush talks with Dr. Jonice Webb about the adult impacts of Childhood Emotional Neglect.™

A parent’s failure to respond enough to a child’s emotional needs leaves a particular footprint on the child that I see in my office decades later.
— Dr. Jonice Webb

You were never abused or traumatized as a child, yet you often feel empty, disconnected, angry or anxious. So what happened? Often, it’s as much about what didn’t happen for you when you were growing up, about not having your emotional needs met. In this In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks with Dr. Jonice Webb, author of Running on Empty and Running on Empty No More, about the impact of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)™ — and why it’s never to late to start healing yourself and your relationships.

Listen and learn:

  • Why you can struggle in adulthood even when nothing bad happened in your childhood

  • Why it’s hard to recognize emotional neglect in your past

  • What emotional neglect looks like

  • Why you still hurt even though you had great parents

  • Why missing one element in your childhood makes a major difference in adulthood

  • How Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)™ can show up in your life

  • Why you might feel like something’s missing in your life and your relationships

  • What symptoms are most common in women who have experienced CEN — and why they’re different for men

  • Why it’s helpful to look at the layers that make up your anxiety

  • How to break down the wall that blocks off your feelings

  • How you can reverse the effects of CEN in yourself and your loved ones

Learn More

> CEN questionnaire

> Dr. Jonice Webb’s website

> Fuel Up For Life program information

> Fuel Up With Feeling retreat details

> Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, neuroscientist and author of My Stroke of Insight

> Progression Counseling

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