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Do You Have a Positive Strategy for Gaslighting? Podcast with Dr. Robin Stern

Do You Have a Positive Strategy for Gaslighting?

Podcast with Dr. Robin Stern


Dr. Robin Stern is the co-founder and associate director for the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence and an associate research scientist at the Child Study Centre at Yale. She is a licensed psychoanalyst with 30 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families, and also does consulting work with schools both nationally and across the globe, as well as with large corporations, including Facebook and Google on best practice, practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training, outreach, and product design.

In this week’s podcast, we explore what gaslighting is, how it can play out in our workplaces, and some positive strategies we can employ when faced with it.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:23] – Robin shares with us what gaslighting is.
  • [04:01] – Robin shares what gaslighting can look like at work.
  • [06:04] – Robin shares an example of gaslighting at work.
  • [09:49] – Robin shares the impact gaslighting has on people in the workplace.
  • [11:05] – Robin explains how gaslighting is something that builds up over time and chips away at your confidence.
  • [13:01] – Robin shares how we’re not born gaslighters and that this is something we learn. 
  • [14:05] – Robin shares what motivates a person to gaslight another.
  • [16:59] – Robin shares the signs you’re experiencing gaslighting.
  • [19:72] – Robin shares positive strategies to use when experiencing gaslighting.
  • [21:40] – Robin shares preemptive strategies for tackling gaslighting.
  • [26:55] – Robin enters the lightning round.

Thanks for listening!

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Robin!

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