Can Social Media Help Us to Heal? My dear “blogger-friend”, Author and Washington Times contributor, Paula Carrasquillo featured One Mom’s Battle in her latest article on that very subject. I know first-hand the healing powers of social media and I am honored to have been featured in this article.
There is a great deal of media attention that claims social media breeds narcissism. There is a huge difference between healthy Narcissism (we all have some degree of it!) and unhealthy Narcissism. I credit Paula for shining a light on the positive aspects of social media. This blog has given me a platform to begin educating people, helping people and most of all, developing an amazing support group with people who know exactly what I deal with on a daily basis.
Can Facebook help us heal?
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2012—Social media, mutual learning, and healing.
Researchers from Western Illinois University and York University recently conducted independent studies postulating that social media platforms (specifically Facebook and Twitter) breed narcissism, the selfish and grandiose feeling and belief that one is the center of the universe and more important than anyone else.
The studies suggests that behavior such as posting status updates announcing our latest job promotion, our latest successful sky-diving excursion, our latest run in with a celebrity, or our favorite picture of ourselves (complete with a little blemish editing), is self-promotion and attention-seeking behavior, which inadvertently feeds and nurtures our narcissistic side resulting in a more and more self-focused and less and less socially-focused society.
One Mom’s Battle: Our mission at One Mom’s Battle is to increase awareness of Cluster B personality disorders (Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder) and their impact upon shared parenting and the Family Court System which includes Judges, CPS workers, Guardian ad Litems (GAL), Parenting Coordinators (PC), Custody Evaluators, therapists and attorneys. Education on Cluster B disorders will allow these professionals to truly act in the best interest of the children.
History of One Mom’s Battle: In 2009, One Mom’s Battle began with one mother, (Tina Swithin), navigating the choppy waters of a high-conflict divorce in the Family Court System. Since then, it has turned into a grassroots movement reaching the far corners of the Earth. Tina’s battle spanned from 2009 – 2014 during which time she acted as her own attorney. Ultimately, Tina was successful in protecting her daughters and her family has enjoyed complete peace since October 2014 when a Family Court commissioner called her ex-husband a “sociopath” and revoked his parenting time in a final custody order.
Tina Swithin: Divorcing a narcissist? Tina Swithin’s books are available online at Amazon (print, Kindle or audio format). Each year, Tina offers life-changing weekends of camaraderie and healing at the Lemonade Power Retreat. Tina also offers one-on-one coaching services and a private, secure forum called, The Lemonade Club, for those enduring high-conflict custody battles.