Hello. My question is about recovering from parental enmeshment - no sexual abuse, just enmeshment.
Is your trauma guided meditation a good resource to help me recover from this, or do you recommend a different audio program?
The symptoms of enmeshment that I notice in myself are these: self worth issues from not being able to have healthy boundaries; self isolation; meeting my own needs in a quick, secretive way, because I assume others won’t care about them; avoidance in general; feeling burdened by relationships; and self-loathing.
Thanks for your consideration.
Thanks for making an important distinction between suffering from parental enmeshment and abuse. It's hard to say when the intrusiveness and over-involvement tip over into abuse, but the avoidance and self-loathing you describe may suggest that it has.
For this reason, and because it wouldn't hurt you to do so either way, even if you don't have PTS, I would suggest you try the Healing Trauma guided imagery, because either way, it will pack a powerful dose of healing and is a kind of high-test intervention for self-love.
I would also suggest our imagery for Depression; William De Foore's Nurturing Your Inner Child, and by all means, either Traci Stein's Healthy Self-Esteem Pack or her Self-Compassion set, with additional exercises to play while you’re asleep, for a night-and-day dose of help.
Best wishes with this, and let me know how it’s going.
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