So much of the pain we are carrying simply is not ours

So much of the pain we are carrying simply is not ours

Lucinda Gordon-Lennox, TRC London, explains why so much of the pain we are carrying simply is not ours – so why is this? How is it that we carry the unprocessed pain of our parents, grandparents and beyond?

As soon as we are conceived – and definitely through to the age of 2 years old, our pre-frontal cortex, our rational/logical decision-making brain – is simply not formed. It is not yet ‘online’; this means that we are emotional sponges.

And there is a very high probability that our parents will carry unresolved pain inside them. And when this is the case, there is a very high chance we will pick up on it. At this young age we don’t have the cognitive or emotional capacity to work out “this is Mum’s stuff not mine”, so we absorb it as our own. And it becomes part of our own pain. ⁠

Sometimes during trauma work we might go back into the womb – very often here we have picked up on Mum’s stuff. Perhaps her anxiety makes us feel unsafe. Perhaps her unprocessed grief makes us feel as though we don’t want to be born because it all feels too painful. ⁠

Sometimes too, during trauma work, we work directly on the Mum or Dad interject (thoughts, beliefs/feelings of those around us that we unconsciously adopt when we are children, taking them on as though they are ours). By doing this, we are not doing Mum or Dad’s trauma work for them, but we are able to release our own felt experience if their stuff that has become lodged in us. ⁠

Of course we carry our own pain from our own lives and our own relational misalignments and traumas. But if we feel we have looked at this and processed this – and we still don’t feel that wonderful, I wonder if it’s time to look beyond our own trauma and to that of our parents and beyond; there is a high chance we are carrying that too. ⁠

And we can release it. ⁠

Author: Lucinda Gordon-Lennox

Trauma Specialist MSc (Reg MBACP, FDAP Accred)

Lucinda Gordon Lennox

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. sikis izle

    Precisely what I was looking for, thanks for posting . Inger Derry Weiser

  2. 720p izle

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article plus the rest of the website is really good. Randi Luther Barb

  3. Lisa

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site
    before but after reading through some of the post I realized
    it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and
    checking back often!

  4. torrent

    Excellent article. I absolutely appreciate this website. Keep it up! Caressa Igor Bille

  5. altyazili

    Woooooo me likeeeee!! looking forward to reading more!!! Fresh new beginning and I know will only render honest and freeing posts! Giovanna Fairlie Riebling

  6. Collette

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your website!

  7. delta 8

    Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  8. Eddy

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information.
    I’m satisfied that you simply shared this useful info with us.

    Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  9. fluconazole

    Thanks on your marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.
    I will remember to bookmark your blog and will often come
    back from now on. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great
    posts, have a nice holiday weekend!

Leave a Reply