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I believe everyone has the ability to self-heal and that many adult problems are in fact understandable childhood ways of coping with pain that have been brought forward into adult life. The key to much healing is to give oneself the healthy parental caring that was missed in childhood.
Support his instincts not to be with the child at bath time or similar times. If he was molested he is afraid of his own loss of boundaries. Encourage other forms of quality time like reading to her, playing
Depression is often caused by negative thinking from lack of parental caring. Think of the healthy caring you needed as a child such as safety, messages of worth, reassurance, confidence, then give yourself
Describe the kind of family you needed as a child. This is the caring family you lost and must grieve. When you feel the influence of the uncaring family, you can recognize it as that and let go so that
The content of your thoughts may be related to anger or sexuality for example. To reduce the effect, the content itself should not be resisted. You can choose action more than thoughts and emotions. Do
Help him understand the content of his depression. Is his internal dialogue negative? Suggest how he can change his negative self-talk into positive encouraging self-talk. Negativity and self-criticism
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