I believe that most of us have been parenting unconsciously. We think we are doings rationally and logically, but a lot of our interactions with our children are completely based on how we feel at the moment.
In The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk combines his experience with his clients with recent and evolving scientific studies into a single resource for anyone working with trauma survivors. This is a must read for anyone who is eager to heal from their trauma, which could be from one event (like PTSD) or continual trauma (like Complex PTSD).
Jen and Eli are a Canadian husband and wife coaching team specializing in working with toxic /dysfunctional / abusive families.
As parents, we want to give our children stability, safety, freedom from suffering, advantage, and wealth. However, what if the very act to provide them the best ends up impacting them negatively as well?