Video: Why Early Childhood Patterns Can Be Difficult to Break

Posted By: on October 07, 2015

For a long time now, psychologists have known that our early experiences can shape our entire lives.

Specifically, what happens to us preverbally, before you have language, before you could put what happened to you into words.

What happens in this early time has a profound impact on who you become. Early memories, preverbal memories, are stored in the form of physiological reactions, emotions, and relational patterns.

For a long time now, psychologists have known that our early experiences can shape our entire lives.

Specifically, what happens to us preverbally, before you have language, before you could put what happened to you into words. 

What happens in this early time has a profound impact on who you become. Early memories, preverbal memories, are stored in the form of physiological reactions, emotions, and relational patterns.

Our early childhood patterns can be difficult to break, but there is such a thing as earned security. It comes from doing the hard work to take the risk to be who we are, in the moment in our relationships and discovering we are loved.

Sometimes this can be helped along by long-term therapy. Other times it just takes the moment by moment decision to be present in all of who we are.

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