You had a ‘normal’ childhood–so why are you unhappy?
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Many people who struggle emotionally look back to their childhood for answers. But what happens when we scour our past only to find a “relatively” happy, loving, nurturing environment without any significant trauma or neglect?
The confusion often occurs when, for example, a patient in therapy scours their childhood assuming there must be something-something dysfunctional, alcoholic, abusive, or neglectful — about their parents. You know, the really bad stuff.
In this Self-Coaching episode, we’ll explore this paradox, demonstrating that not all anxiety and depression are a result of a completely dysfunctional nurturing environment. Far from it.