It’s tougher to notice when we’re depriving our kids of the things our parents neglected to provide. Jonice Webb’s “Running On Empty” can help. Written by Jonice Webb PhD, Christine Musello PsyD, Audiobook narrated by Karen White. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today! First time. I had an opportunity to interview Jonice Webb, a psychologist with expertise in Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), whose new book, Running.

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If you answer yes to at least six questions, you may gain something from the book.

It explains a “something is missing” sense that even people with generally good lives can walk around with, and the anecdotes are very helpful in understanding the many ways we might not have had our emotional intelligence and development nurtured in childhood. Jan 19, Rose Wilkinson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Don’t rely on anyone else for emotional support because there wasn’t enough to go around. Jonice Webb, PhD is a licensed psychologist, blogger and best-selling author of two books.

I had no idea there was a name for the emptiness I felt all these years.

Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect

Jonice Webb takes great care to point out that the basic premise of the book – emotional neglect – is not intended as a way to blame our parents for shortcomings. Writer Peg Streep lays out seven distinct but interconnected stages on the path to reclaim your life from the effects of a toxic childhood: We ruhning do better for future generations and Dr.


Terrible I got about half way runnimg this book and simply couldn’t bare to continue with it. Do you have a nagging feeling that there is something fundamentally wrong with you?

But not because of what was written. It can take a long time. This is a book about healing old wounds. That would clarify a lot.

When specifically looking for nuggets of wisdom, the only useful conclusion I found was distinguishing horizontal questions acquiring information from vertical questions digging deeper.

And also my childhood perfectly. Most of the stories seemed to involve extremely privaliged and successful people with rather pathetic, first world issues. Videos About This Book. You may drink too much, or eat too much, or risk too much, in an attempt to feel something good.

Running on Empty

A great help to finally get over that barrel. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? Childhood emotional neglect CEN then manifests in adulthood as difficulty identifying and urnning one’s inner emotional world low emotional intelligencea tendency toward counter-dependence on others the dark side of “fierce independence”difficulty with self-care such as poor diet and lack of exercise and the extremes of either poor self-discipline or being too hard on oneself Quotes from Running on Empty The book does a good job in defining emotional neglect, describing different parental styles enpty lead to emotional neglect, and how to begin the work of changing problematic behaviors that arise as a result of emotional neglect.

Neglect does not mean abuse.

Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb

I believe every clinician should take the time to study the concept of emotional neglect. Books by Jonice Webb. Webb has written such a beautiful account on CEN in a great way possible that i wish she could write about CEA especially focusing on those situations where a child who is witnessing domestic violence against its mother or father by the other parent and is growing up feeling that perpetually unsafe, guarded manner is facing severe emotional abuse even when the child is not the one being physically abused.


Not all, I failed in many ways but I also succeeded in many ways! A fascinating introduction to emotional neglect but a little slim on realistic strategies to resolve the problems created by it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I was looking for a robust description about how emotional neglect is expressed.

Running on Empty No More : Jonice Webb :

Twas a difficult book to read and a difficult book to rate because for a subject this personal and painful, it’s impossible to be unbiased in rating a book which understands you rknning well. Apart from those, another vital question to ask yourself is if you suffer from what the author calls The Fatal Flaw.

Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship.