I’m currently in the process of publishing a book on childhood neglect. What it says and the feelings it provokes are strong and real to anyone who may have felt this way for a day, a week or most of their childhood. The intention of the book is to help children to cope and to help parents to see through their pain and to their most precious gift: their child.
Acknowledge and accept ALL of your feelings. They are valid and valuable. Appreciating even your most traumatic feelings brings you closer to your authentic self.
Take a few moments to listen to Susan David’s TED talk: ” The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage.”
“I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial “victim” to my new job as “co-creator” of my destiny.”
From the Prologue of “The Biology of Belief” by Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
“Recovery from trauma is reconnection with your authentic self. We disconnect because it’s too painful to be ourselves. Trauma is not what happens to you but what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you.” – Gabor Maté