Gas Lighting

by Stacy Lauren-Kon, Lac MSOM

Ariel Leve is an excellent author and old friend. She recently wrote an article for The Guardian entitled, "How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality"

This piece eloquently illustrates how the current administration is triggering old trauma and PTSD in so many people. 

I've certainly noticed in my practice how so many patients are having a tough time with anxiety since the election. This article is comforting, validating, and helps put it all into perspective.

“We are living in a time where a lot of people are having a tough time deciding what’s real and feeling like they are being manipulated,” Stern says. “If they know something is true and somebody tells you it’s not true, holding on to your reality is essential. You can’t be gaslighted if you stay inside your own reality and recognize the manipulation when you see it.”

STAY STRONG!

Read Ariel Leve's article at the Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/16/gaslighting-manipulation-reality-coping-mechanisms-trump?CMP=share_btn_fb

For further reading buy her book!

https://www.amazon.com/Abbreviated-Life-Memoir-Ariel-Leve/dp/0062269453/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1489693511&sr=8-5&keywords=ariel+levy