MINIMIZING THINGS


Hi – I was hoping I could get some coaching around minimizing things. I understand how and why my brain used to minimize things when I was younger to keep me safe from the intense events of my childhood. I now minimize things -their importance to me – to keep myself safe in other ways- processing pain or stretching myself too much. However, this is not what I want for me. My son got a bite from our dog, and my brain dismissed it like “oh this is not a big thing” but it turned out to be a big thing. My mom is dealing with a health scare and my brain keeps going to “this will be fine” even though the facts point to a real issue. Also, when I overeat or eat in a way that is not in line with my health goals my brain is like “this is no big deal” when I want it to be a big deal to me. Hoping you can help me with this.