"Just get over it" "It's all in the past" " Just let go" " Just move on"
"That was then - this is now"
We hear comments like this a lot. No matter what has happened to us in the past, we are often expected to be able to leave the past well and truly in the past and just 'get on with life'.
But what if it isn't really that simple?
Groundbreaking research into the long term effects of childhood adversity, shows that the way we are raised and the quality of our childhood environment actually shapes the way our brain develops and functions.
Many of the issues we struggle with today - addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and problems in relationships are often due to what we have experienced in the past.
Find out more in my second video from the 3-part video series:
Breaking the Patterns from the Past.
Video # 2 When the Past isn't Past
In this video, you'll learn about the main causes of anxiety and depression and why some people get addicted while others don't. You'll also learn about our two brains and how conflict between them contributes to self sabotage and procrastination.
Before watching video # 2, make sure you have seen video # 1.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the content of this video, so please feel free to leave comments below.
Video # 3 in the series will be posted on the blog section of schema therapy online in the coming few days.
In the meantime, why not join our free face book group 'Breaking the Patterns from the Past'