All Relationships Can Heal. It’s a bold statement, but one that I stand behind.
I would argue that most people have a relationship that needs some healing balm. Whether the relationship is with a child, a partner (coupled now or not), your parents, a friend, or your relationship with yourself. I’ve dedicated my life’s work to helping families to do the healing work to make their lives better, to empower them to create relationships that work, that are emotionally healthy, and to finish what is unfinished in whatever way is possible. In order to really understand healing relationships, we need to understand some things about attachment, about trauma and overwhelming events, and their impact on our bodies and our lives. We need to understand the idea of story – the one that we tell, the one in our bodies and the ones that help us to heal, grow, and repair our connections and disconnections. We literally need one another to survive and when a relationship isn’t working, we need tools, information and support to make it better. We don’t need lectures. We need stories of growth and healing, stories to inspire us and help us to understand the path back to connection. And that’s what this podcast is all about.
I’m Rebecca Thompson Hitt, founder and executive director of the Consciously Parenting Project. We’ve been around for 12 years now, supporting families at all stages of life and really, anyone who was ever born, whoever had a family, and is in any relationship now and wanting some support to heal. I have my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and I’ve been working with families for 25 years. I am married to my husband, Tra, for 4 years. I have two sons, 15 and 20, and two grown bonus “children,” 23 and 26, who both live on their own. We are currently living in Oaxaca, Mexico, but are from Florida in the US. I’ll share more about myself in the next episode.
I’ll be sharing stories, tools, information and inspirational stories of healing 5 days a week in parent-sized bites. We’ll have guests, both parents and professionals, who will share stories of healing with you. And when we don’t have guests, the podcast will follow a predictable format, all important elements of Healing Our Relationships.
Mindful Monday, which is about our own self-awareness and how that will trickle down to our children and to those we love.
Time-In Tuesday, where we’ll explore the power of the pause and connection with ourselves and others.
Wisdom Wednesday will be nuggets of research and interesting facts to help you understand the nuts and bolts of relationships and healing.
Thankful Thursday is all about making space for gratitude. It’s so easy when a relationship isn’t working to focus only on what’s not working. This isn’t about denial or spiritual bypass, but about the importance of making room for the other story about what is working in your life at the same time you’re working to heal and why that matters.
And finally, Fun Friday. Healing generally means seriousness for most of us, but play is actually an essential ingredient of healing. We’ll be exploring the ways fun and play support healing and you’ll hear stories from other parents and professionals about what it looks like for them. And if YOU have a story to share, I’d love to hear it and share it with others.
We are relationship-focused behavior detectives here, bringing curiosity and a lens of looking at ourselves and our relationships through new eyes, with curiosity, respect, boundaries, love, finding our way to peace and emotionally healthy families and relationships. I’ll be your guide on this journey, supporting you as you find your own way back to connection with yourself and with others. Thank you for joining me!
In our next introductory podcast episode, I’ll be sharing some of my own stories for how I got here and how my own viewpoint shifted dramatically parenting my own high needs child. He has truly been my best teacher. I look forward to continuing our conversation tomorrow!