Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast
Episode 35: Where are my Thank Yous! Trauma, Entitlement, & Gratitude
Posted on May 15, 2018
Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager
Our first listener request episode! We spend our days giving our all to those we care about. Often our compassion and caring are met with frustration and a sense of entitlement by those we serve. What is going on here? Why don’t people we serve appreciate our efforts and sometimes treat us like disposable people in their lives? In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry explore this issue in depth and try to answer the great questions from our listener.
- What are the factors that might prevent those we help from experiencing gratitude?
- What are the factors that might make a person feeling gratitude uncomfortable with expressing appreciation?
- How can we help people who don’t show us gratitude learn to express it with others?