Abusive relationships involve an incredible amount of responsibility projected onto the victim. You become so intertwined in your abuser's pain and past you feel like it's your job to fix them and heal them . But. You can't heal your abuser and continuing to try is only betraying your own healing.
In this powerful video, learn how to differentiate between empathy and pity, and why cultivating empathy is essential for healing broken attachment relationships from childhood.
Watch this insightful video and discover how childhood anxiety and caretaker focus can hinder a person's ability to grow down into their more carefree and less responsible self, and why allowing children to enjoy the process of growing up is crucial to their development.
Supporting a trauma survivor's felt safety means being present with empathy and patience, providing a space of safety to help calm their dysregulation and offer them a secure and grounding attachment relationship.