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This self-described “Midwestern mom” found a way to heal the trauma of a violent marriage entirely on her own. She created a ritual, which her doctor now recognizes and recommends as a tool for recovery from abuse.

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  • 06-01-18

Mindful Love

A woman tells the story of her abusive marriage, which must have been horrid at times, not only for her, but, of course, also for the children. We hear how she developed a ritual, standing under the shower and thinking strongly of all the people she loved, and how this helped her to stay strong.

I found this sometimes difficult to listen to for various reasons: the woman speaks quite fast and is on occasions hard to understand. There's nice background music, which sadly can drone out the narration.
Worst of all was for me to listen to the woman telling us, she didn't leave her abusive husband because of her children.
Seriously?
A male, who dislocates the shoulder of his partner is someone you report to the police and then take your kids and get away as far and as fast as you can. Living with someone like that, is not a safe or a safer place than leaving. He is out of control. Thinking of the people you love under the shower might help you, it doesn't give your kids anything who are forced to live in such a hell everyday.

At the end of the recording are around 2 minutes of advertising for the next episode.

Overall OK, I really liked the music and it's a nice idea for practising mindfulness, but nothing I would listen to again.

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