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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Apr 11, 2023

Self Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents talks about self-care regarding self-confidence, security, self-connection, self-awareness and emotional self-protection. She talks about how being an adult child impacts a person’s choices and behaviors in relationships.  She also talks about how sensitivity can affect a person’s functioning in these areas.


 Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.


Here are some of the questions Dr. Gibson responds to:

·         Tell us about your most recent book Self Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents. Why did you write this book?

·         The book has three main sections: what are they, and what can readers expect to get from each topic? Why might adult children of emotionally immature parents (ACEIPs )find these topics especially meaningful?

·         How do you see sensitivity as a trait possibly affecting a person’s functioning in these areas?

·         Do you see a connection between sensitivity and an ACEIPs feelings of security and self-confidence?

·         You’ve mentioned that ACEIPs have been taught not to trust themselves or their self-awareness. Could you talk about this a bit more?

·         In the book you’ve talked about the importance of emotional self-protection. Can you explain what that means exactly?

·         You talk about the crucial importance of a person’s inner self-connection. Why do you make that idea such a central focus?

·         How do these issues affect a person’s choices and behaviors in relationship?


Lindsay Gibson, PsyD. has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over thirty years and specializes in individual adult psychotherapy with adult children of emotionally immature parents. She is the author of four books. Her book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents remains a #1 Amazon Best Seller. The follow up to this book is Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents, and the 2nd edition of her first book Who You Were Meant To Be has been recently released on Amazon. Her latest book, Self Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, was just released in September 2021In the past Dr. Gibson has served as an adjunct assistant professor teaching doctoral psychology students.


Patricia Young hosts the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive, and she works with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) helping them to understand their HSP traits, and turning their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate the amazing gifts they have to offer. Patricia works globally online with HSPs providing coaching. Patricia also facilitates online groups for HSPs that focus on building community and developing skills (identifying your superpowers, boundaries, perfectionism, dealing with conflict, mindfulness, embracing emotions, creating a lifestyle that supports the HSP, communication and more).


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