What Does It Mean To
Lose Your Soul?
Losing your soul, (also known as codependency), has a consistent set of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and spiritual components that start early in childhood. Your responses are impacted by the healthiness of your family. Difficulties flourish in families with addiction, chronic mental health issues, chronic illness and other situations.
Where there has been abuse, heartbreak and/or neglect the environment becomes a breeding ground for unhealthy coping strategies. Children learn to care for the adults rather than be cared for by their caregivers. Children’s emotions are unregulated and poorly managed in childhood and eventually become problematic in their adult relationships. When kids learn these poor strategies to manage their emotions, reactions, lives, their relationships can be immature and highly unhealthy.
Let's start here . . . can you relate to any of these lost soul traits? Here's a quick overview of some of the traits seen in individuals who have lost themselves:
Spiritual Disconnection: This means just that - losing your connection to God and trying to take charge of your life on your own, but failing miserably
Challenging Thoughts include: Having low self-esteem, blaming others, having black- and-white thinking, minimizing problems, and living in denial
Challenging Emotions include: Powerlessness, anger, shame, fear, depression, and feeling passive-aggressive
Challenging Behaviors include: Being overly compliant, controlling, reactionary, perfectionistic, lacking healthy boundaries
Learn what it means
to lose your soul.
Understand how it develops.