Updated: Feb 16, 2021
How were cared for literally shapes our nervous system.
The more we are loved, cared for, and attuned to in a timely manner, the more robust our nervous systems are, and the better they function to support our mental and emotional health.
Our wounds are still present from early childhood in unconscious, hidden reaches of our mind and influence us from the very first swipe, first date, saying “yes,” and getting married.
If we were not cared for enough we may look for someone who is a provider even if we are cheated on because that unmet need was more important. There are many examples of this in my life and the clients I support.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Healing these wounds are so important when you’re dating or if you’re in a relationship and finding you are unhappy in love.
But there is hope. In identifying and healing these past wounds, you can unlock healthy relationships in your life today.
If you'd like to learn more about healing childhood wounds, there are a few videos in the Video Library for you to check out.
Cassandra Solano, LCSW
Do You Struggle with Trusting Yourself?
Hi there! I've created a free guide to help you Trust Yourself again (or maybe for the first time). This is not a replacement for therapy or working directly with a skilled practitioner, but it will give you support on your journey. Included are journaling prompts, education on how trauma impacts our connection with ourselves, and 5 steps to start trusting yourself more.