Looking-Glass Self – How Core Beliefs Affect Our Mindset

Looking-Glass Self – Our Core Beliefs Affect Our Mindset Our perception of how others view us affects our psychosocial development

Those early interpersonal interactions with our primary caregivers are the building block of identity formation.  They are the look-glass through which we form our core beliefs (lovable/good-enough or unlovable/defective) which in turn molds our mindset(mental [Read More]

Processing the Grief and Rage of Not Belonging

Processing the Grief and Rage of Not Belonging Having a sense of belongingness is an integral part of our psychological well-being

An integral part of feeling human is that sense of belongingness. We are innately programmed to want to belong to something/someone beyond ourselves.  At the core of belongingness are acceptance, support, and protection. Prolonged lack [Read More]

Defense Mechanisms: Transferring Our Past Onto Our Present

Defense Mechanisms: Transferring Our Past Onto Our Present Unhealed childhood trauma unwittingly plays out in our adult relationships

Growing up in a dysfunctional home, one had to adapt and adjust to the chaos all around.  Subconsciously, we adopted coping strategies or defense mechanisms to survive our abnormal situations. Often these habitual patterns of [Read More]

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