Family courts need to be aware of the information provided by the reports of young adults about Family Bridges and other “parental alienation” treatments and to take these into account as seriously as they take the claims of program proponents. In addition, judges– and the public in general—should be alert to the rhetorical device employed by Linda Gottlieb in her contribution to the television interview, when she abuses analogies to create the argument that parental alienation can be equated with child sexual abuse.
We started early this year to make sure you have a plan to help you through one of the worst times of the year for parents and grandparents alienated from their children grandchildren.
Hopefully you will find some of the suggestions below helpful throughout Christmas and well into the new year.
We still have some time to go and I will keep posting ideas and suggestions to help you through it.
One of the most useful tools I have discovered over the past 10 years for dealing with difficult thoughts and negative emotions.
It only takes 10-15 minutes and you can practice anywhere, at home, on the train, in your lunch break, and it does not cost a penny!!!
Meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy.
Taking care of your body and mind is the first part of the solution.
All the theory in the world is useless unless we know how to apply it and make change.
The principles we will be working with at our Emotional Healing Retreat are: