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Jonice Webb on Childhood Emotional Neglect

Jonice Webb on Childhood Emotional Neglect

Update: 2022-05-204


Jonice Webb is the pioneer of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)™ awareness. She is a licensed psychologist and has enriched and kindled the discussion of this overlooked and under addressed topic by writing the first self-help book dedicated to CEN recovery titled “Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect”

In this episode, Eric and Jonice discuss Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), how it affects us as adults, and how to heal ourselves.

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Jonice Webb and I Discuss Childhood Emotional Neglect and…

  • Her book,  “Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect”
  • Defining and understanding what Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)
  • How it’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility to find healing
  • The subtle layers of emotional neglect from childhood that we may not remember
  • CEN isn’t about what parents did, but rather what they didn’t do
  • Symptoms and signs of CEN include discomfort and confusion with feelings and emotions
  • Her work is trying to get people to reconnect with their feelings
  • I.A.A.A. – Identify, Accept, Attribute, Act are the steps to process or deal with a feeling
  • How writing can be a powerful coping technique when processing emotions
  • Vertical and horizontal questioning 
  • The first step to healing is owning and understanding emotional neglect
  • The Emotional Neglect Questionnaire
  • Learning to change your relationship with your emotions 
  • Applying your newfound skills in your relationships
  • The difference between minimizing and managing your feelings
  • The importance of positive self-talk

Jonice Webb links:

Jonice’s Website



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Jonice Webb on Childhood Emotional Neglect

Jonice Webb on Childhood Emotional Neglect