Abuse in Wealthy Families: Leaving and Healing

October 9, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Paula Joyce

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A few years ago I was eating dinner at a doctor's home in an upper middle class neighborhood in Dallas. The couple casually mentioned that they could often hear their neighbor screaming when her husband was beating her. I asked if they called the police and they responded that it was a family affair and that they didn't have the right to interfere. I was appalled by their attitude but unable to convince them to see things differently. Domestic violence in wealthy families is more common than we want to believe as we have seen with the recent media coverage of NFL players. All too often people choose to turn a blind eye not understanding that the abused individual is often not capable of acting in their own best interest. They get caught in denial, guilt, shame, self-blame, helplessness, the illusion that things are improving or the belief that they can tough it out. Why people stay is complex. Join us Thursday to learn how people gain the courage to leave and heal and how we can help.

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Dr. Paula Joyce

Dr. Paula Joyce

Dr. Paula, The Life Doctor, has helped thousands of people improve their health, wealth and relationships through writing, coaching and speaking. Her clients attain success, achieve breakthrough thinking and enhanced productivity with her Ultimate Creative Problem Solving Process, which aligns and integrates information in both sides of the brain. Clients dissolve hidden fears and blocks, solve challenging problems and reach their goals.

Despite being told that she couldn't write creatively, paint or dance, Dr. Paula is a best-selling author, an internationally shown artist and an accomplished Argentine Tango dancer. She broke the family rules by being a working mother who did postdoctoral work at Yale and was Director of Leadership Development in a school district where she coached and trained top level executives. She overcame emotional and psychological abuse and learned to see the positive in every experience and feel the gratitude for all of it.

Dr. Paula co-authored a best-seller, Nothing But Net. Her column, Ask Dr. Paula, is in Dallas Yoga Magazine, in print and on the web. Her first e-book is 33 Tips for Self-Empowerment.

She has spoken to organizations such as: American Express Financial Services, Baylor University Medical Center and Jung Society.

Dr. Paula was in USA Today, Dallas Morning News and on national television and radio. She was named a Leading Expert and recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.

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