When Words Become Weapons: Understanding Harmful Language

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On ‘My Journal Prompts’ hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest holistic psychologist Charlotte Lewis discuss about how words impact us emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Words Hold Power

They can wound or uplift. Hurtful words can damage self-esteem and linger for years. Language can be used to manipulate and shut down dialogue.

Childhood Words Matter

Negative language in childhood shapes our self-image. Safe, supportive homes help counterbalance hurtful experiences. As adults, unpick and challenge harmful words from your past.

Manage Hurtful Words

Negative words say more about the speaker than about you. Don’t let them become your truth. Analyze and challenge them.

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