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OUR MISSION

You Are Not Losing It (YANLI) is dedicated in educating and coaching on healing emotional trauma to break free from the bondage of generational trauma. Our goal is to break the cycle of trauma passed from one generation to another and empower our clients to realize their full potential.

OUR VALUES

We believe that healthy relationships are the foundation of a healthy family and empowered thriving community where every person regardless of age, race, origin, gender, religion, or social status feels safe and valued in the community.

Psychological and Emotional abuse

Psychological abuse comes in the form of control, deception, denial, invalidation, ridicule, contradiction and derogatory statements that cause harm and interfere with the psychological adjustment of a person.  These statements are attacks or passive aggressive comments on the victim's competence, (“You can't do anything right; you're just a big dummy”) or character (e.g., “You're a so lazy, no one will ever love you like I do, you are too big/fat /not the most beautiful, but I still love you, good for nothing, etc). Sometimes a statement is made to sound like a compliment but starts with a disparaging comment covered with praise. When the targeted person expresses concern to these comments, the intentions get twisted into making it sound like this person is too sensitive, overreacting, or can not take a joke.

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Emotional abuse happens when a person controls another person using emotions, criticize, embarrass, intimidate, shame, gaslight, blame and manipulate. In general, an emotionally abusive relationship is when there is a consistent pattern of, bullying, inappropriate, demeaning and offensive words and/or behaviors that wear down and disarm a person's defenses.

Am I in a toxic/ abusive relationship?

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  • Do you feel stuck?

  • Do you feel less or not good enough?

  • Have you talked to friends and family or maybe a professional, but you feel they don’t get it? (Nobody understands or validates)

  • Do you feel the need of obtaining evidence for proof of what you are experiencing?

  • Do you feel like crazy or losing it?

  • Do you feel like a detective in your relationship?

  • Do you find it hard to make friends and family understand your pain?

  • Does your words get twisted and used against you?

  • Does your partner say things about you, your personality, appearance, character or accomplishments that make you feel bad?

  • Do you feel exhausted, drained and desperate for peace or/and change?

  • Do you feel the need of obtaining evidence for proof of what you are experiencing?

  • Do you have self-doubt, second guess yourself in almost everything?

  • Do you feel like you give too much but you get back too little or nothing?

Hidden abuse

Hidden abuse includes physical, sexual, psychological, verbal, emotional and mental, financial and spiritual. Hidden abuse is insidious and happens in private, behind the doors and leaves no physical signs or scars. As a result, one struggle to determine whether or not the treatment is part of a normal relationship. In the process of trying to solve the issues, one gets blamed for the strife in the relationship, leaving them conflicted about who is at fault. In most cases, the issues seem too petty to complain about so a victim of hidden abuse tend to normalize the strife as usual marital issues.

 

In most cases, by the time one starts to realize the ongoing issues are actually abuse, the challenges that follows includes lack of language to spot and describe the abuse, self-doubt, lack of support from friends and family, having very little or no financial access, being tied down by joint commitments, trauma bond just to name a few. 

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Hidden abuse can make a person feel like crazy or losing it.  The inner critic is one of the major struggles when trying to rise above the abusive situation and heal and is one aspect of emotional shackles. Inner critic is the negative self-talk which includes feelings of shame, deficiency, self-doubts, low self-esteem. Inner critic is a nagging voice that questions and undermines each decision and accomplishment making a person feel guilty and inadequate, it is a specific voice from the past may be from your parent, your aunt, a bully, a sibling, a teacher who disliked or was mean to you, the boss who fired you, or a spouse. Here at YANLI we understand that it can be very challenging to overcome inner critic without help, that is why we created a program for those looking for help to break free from emotional shackles.