Apr 29, 2020
The ability to self comfort is essential to our sense of self and well-being. The baby is born helpless and dependent. He(she) must be nourished to grow and thrive. Besides physical needs the baby has an inherent psychological need to be held, cuddled and warmly embraced by the parenting figure.
As a child of a narcissistic parent you were deprived of these experiences. Rather,
As a child:
You weren't comforted
You felt like a stranger in your home
You were hypervigilant
You felt abandoned and alone
You always worried
YOu were constantly anxious
You weren't allowed to cry
You slept lightly or not at all
You were always tired
You struggled through the days; you dreaded the nights
Now as an adult you can learn to practice self comfort:
The fine art of rest, Discovering beauty, Tapping into your wise child.