I am convinced that my problems as an adult stem from the possible trauma I may have faced as a child and that my low self-esteem may be improved if I can heal from these traumas and reconnect with my inner child. The more I read about childhood development, the more I am convinced that most of our problems stem from our childhood experiences and could be eradicated if we identify and heal our childhood… read more
I journal with my wounded child. I call her Ruthie as that is the name I was called by in my family. Ruthie prints and I use script to communicate. I have explained to her that she is not at fault for things she was accused or felt herself at fault for. I have worked through many traumas this way.
I wish you the best of luck with whatever venue you decide to take on Yvette.
Be really compassionate to yourself. Let you feelings out in what ever way you can that will not bring harm to yourself or others. I found some photos of my parents and I destroyed them to get my anger and deep hurt lout. I
allowed myself to engage in primal screaming and crying while I embraced myself and I wrote and illustrated my thoughts on paper. Also let your mind tell you if you can release all these things. Don't rush it. It will take time be patient. Don't critize yourself. Go to support groups and if you can see a therapist. I hope this helps.
Thank you very much for your suggestions. I will do some research and hopefully, find something that works for me. For now, though, I have to focus on my exams but this is a great start for my journey through healing... I just need to find a job, therapist and the courage to go down this road. It really saddens me that so many of us have been hurt during our childhoods and that we struggle to comfort our inner child. I hope you have all found peace and that you continue to connect with your child-like innocence. In a world like this, we need to hold on to that.
I'm sending my love and light your way x
Yvette29, I totally agree with you. I recently when to a new psychiatrist that diagnosed me with BPD and he said its a result of feeling abandoned as a child due to my family circumstances. My parents have been a part of my life, but due to their career, they have also been absent for most of it and when my brother came along and diagnosed with autism things just got worse. I did not realize it myself until he explained it to me, but also due to this I now suffer from severe abandonment issue, To the extent where I shut people out of my life immediately because of the fear that they will abandon me and its just easier if they are not present in my life due to my decision than them not being present in my life due to their decision.