…there’s general agreement that the experience of being raised in a home with a troubled parent can and does have adverse impact on adult behavior
In fact, it’s often difficult to convince the trauma patient to seek treatment, in part because of fear of having to re-experience the event.
The practitioner’s job is to tease apart the clinical picture to identify likely contributors to focus on in treatment.
They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.
Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.
We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.