From the moment we are born, we begin developing beliefs, perceptions,
and narratives about the world and the way we navigate it.
When those perceptions are formed around adverse or traumatic relationships or experiences,
we're very adaptive. We find ways to cope that help us get through it...
And that's good news! It helps us survive!
But while helpful at the time, those ways of coping tend to stick with us
and often become less and less helpful (even destructive or harmful) as we get older.
That’s when we get stuck.
Stuck in repeated patterns of unexplained emotionality, relational chaos
or emptiness, deep internal pain or fear, or find ourselves living life almost robotically.
We might lose our passion, our meaning, our zest for life.
If any of that sounds familiar to you, maybe you feel like something is wrong with you.
Maybe you feel... crazy.
But that is not true. You’re not crazy. There is nothing wrong with you.
These are all examples of the confusing and devastating leftover effects of those early experiences.
Let's unravel all of it together.