If we want to create a different future, we must have the courage to look at the past. - Dan Allender
Most of us live on autopilot, and we don't even know it.
Your birth story, your first word, first step, your brothers/sisters, teachers, parents, coaches, and friends all play a role in your development. They help tell the story of who you are today.
Did you know that your story started before you were even born?
Neurobiologist Allan Schore's research shows babies as early as 6 months in utero are forming their sense of self and can experience both joy and stress of their mothers.
In 1958, ground breaking work from John Bowlby, British psychologist/psychiatrist, showed the development of attachment and the impact on children throughout various life stages.
Attachment Theory, as it is often called today, describes the relationship between children and their primary caregivers, which ultimately impacts every relationship a person will have in their lives. These attachments are formed before some of our earliest memories - before we turn the age of 3!
Each person also has basic physical, emotional, and spiritual needs apart of their story. Through the work of Pia Mellody, renowned author and counselor, children often develop out of 5 core self skills: