Psychological abuse – caught in harmful relationships | Signe M. Hegestand | TEDxAarhus



What makes people stay in psychologically abusive relations? Watch this personal talk from TEDxAarhus, 2019, where psychologist, Signe M. Hegestand talks about the unconscious patterns that shape our behaviour.
Signe M. Hegestand is an authorized psychologist, psychotherapist and Mindfulness Instructor. In her work, she has been focusing on psychologically abusive relations, because – as she says: “Psychological violence is overlooked, destructive and destroying.”.
In autumn, 2019, she published a book about moving on after a psychologically abusive relationship. “I want to raise awareness of how unconscious relationship patterns affect our love life, so that people can create healthy and loving relationships and nurturing environments for children to grow up in.”
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at Signe M. Hegestand is an authorized Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Instructor. In her work, she has been focusing on psychologically abusive relations for the last 5 years, because – as she says: “psychological violence is overlooked, destructive and destroying”. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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