It can be hard for ANY parent to teach something that wasn’t taught to them when growing up. You have few models of how it’s done AND if you add your own negative experiences around the topic, it can make it FEEL that much harder. This is why I’m so grateful for experts who can guide us, and show us how much easier it actually IS!
Trauma can be hugely disruptive in our lives. Trauma early in life has a deep impact on our foundations and capacity to cope with the challenges we face in life.
Building a strong core becomes essential to building resilience, but how does one do that when they don’t have the tools and were not taught those tools?
Are you an insomniac like I used to be? I have always considered myself a night owl and insomniac. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized that my bad sleeping patterns were connected to how nighttime was a time of fear and insecurity for me, and it was better for me to be awake than asleep, so I could be on guard. I am not an insomniac by nature (non of us are!). And my lack of sleep created unhealthy conditions that messed with my mind and my mood.