For many people childhood is the happiest time of their lives, but that’s not always the case.
Sometimes we are haunted by upsetting or distressing events during our childhood that have impacted on our adult lives.
For some people these memories left unresolved begin to affect our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, our confidence or our relationships with other people and can crop up seemingly unexpectedly causing distress and anxiety.
What does it feel like?
- Thinking about past painful memories several times a day
- Feeling resentful, angry, frustrated
- Low self-esteem and self-confidence
- Depression/ Low mood
- Feelings of unhappiness
- Difficulty forming or maintaining relationships
What can cause it?
- You may have suffered bullying at school
- Bad treatment from a sibling or other family member
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Death of a close family member
- Serious illness as a child
How can I help?
What will they feel like after our sessions?
- The ability to learn from the past but no longer live in the past
- Free from guilt or shame
- To feel uplifted and free
- A new understanding and acceptance of what did or didn’t happen
- Experience a sense of your own true worth and value to the world
- You can look back on the past and smile, feeling stronger and complete, whole
I had a very turbulent childhood and one day, I’d had enough. I was 10 years old and, after listening to my dad rowing with my mum day after day, I finally cracked. I took my knife and went into the kitchen to confront him. I remember just standing there in a rage clutching my knife tightly in my hand and with every intention of stabbing him and putting a stop to his bullying. I didn’t do it and my mum ushered me out of the room. I thought about that every day, many times a day, for almost 50 years. It made me feel angry every single day. After having EFT, although that memory remains, the anger, hate and resentment that was associated with it has completely gone.
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