How we make sense of our own childhood experiences has a powerful effect on how we parent our children. Self-understanding directly influences the approach we bring to our role as a parent. When we take time to make sense of our life experiences, especially if we had a difficult childhood, we can then provide emotional well-being and secure relationships for our children, empowering them to thrive in their lives.
Child development research demonstrates that a child's ability to have a secure attachment to their parents is strongly connected to the parent's ability to understanding their own early-life experiences. Without this self-understanding, science shows that history likely will repeat itself, passing down family patterns that are not life-serving. We can't change what happens to us as children, but we can change the way we perceive what happened.
As we develop our ability to see our lives in a new way; by becoming aware of our present experiences (including our emotions and perceptions) we can notice how events from our past may be impacting our relationships in the present.
With a background of over 20 years in counseling and coaching, Gloria is passionate to better understand what happens within humans that influences patterns of behavior and communication, especially when trauma impacts life. She is particularly focused on developing environments where one can feel safe enough to release patterns of surviving that have outlived their usefulness.
Start1. Experience Shapes Who We Are
Start2. Constructing the Stories of Our Lives
Start3. Emotion in Our Internal and Interpersonal Worlds
Start4. Contingent Communication
Start5. Relationships Between Children and Parents
Start6. How We Make Sense of Our Lives
Start7. The High Road and The Low Road
Start8. Rupture and Repair
Start9. How We Develop Mindsight
Frequently Asked Questions
This course will accompany you on an inner exploration to understanding how we remember and how we construct an inner image of ourselves as a part of the world we live in which helps us to make sense of how the past continues to impact our lives. This new awareness frees not only us, but also our children, from repeating the patterns of the past generations. As we grow our self-understanding and our emotional experiences make sense, we grow new neural pathways that empower us to understand and empathize with our children, which enhances their own self-understanding and healthy development.
Curriculum includes pdf visuals and mp3 audios that are downloadable for you own personal library.