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Fragmentation: a mental process where a person becomes intensely emotionally focused on one aspect of themselves, such as “I am angry” or “no one loves me,” to the point where all thoughts, feelings and behavior demonstrate this emotional state, in which, the person does not or is unable to take into account the reality of their environment, others or themselves and their resources. This is a term that my therapist and I use and is on the continuum of dissociation.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Validation ~ Make A Difference in Someone's Day!!

Validation ~ "In psychology and human communication, validation is the reciprocated communication of respect which communicates that the other's opinions are acknowledged, respected, heard, and (regardless whether or not the listener actually agrees with the content), they are being treated with genuine respect as a legitimate expression of their feelings, rather than marginalized or dismissed."

We all need to receive and expresss validation and affirmations. It does help everyone to feel good and SMILE!!! :D

Please take the time to watch this video that was brought to my attention by John of Storied Mind. Go take a look about his poignant, thought provoking, and from the heart blog about depression. Please watch the whole video even though the beginning is a bit long...the ending is worth the wait.

"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne

What do you do to make strangers feel validated?
Describe a time that you felt validated by a stranger.


Just Be Real said...

Great meaningful video. I am glad you reposted this CC. Blessings.

Evan said...

Remarkably I felt validated by a bureaucrat at Centrelink (Australia's government welfare service). She asked me how I was and (because I was feeling stressed and exhausted) made a vague incoherent sound.

Then she asked again and listened to the answer and asked what it had to do with what I was there for.

Mike Golch said...

I'm glad you reposted,I enjoyed it now as I did when I had it up on one of my blogs once a apon a time.

Clueless said...


Thank you. I'm glad that I reposted it too.


Thank you for sharing. It feels so good to me when someone really wants to listen enough to find out how I am doing.


Thanks...it is such a great video, so well made!!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing this video!!!! validation is one of my main issues!!!!

take care!!!
stay strong,

Clueless said...


It is one of mine as well...can't get enough. I fell like a sieve with it...it doesn't stay long. I'm glad that you liked the video.

take care,

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