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Childhood experiences can have a significant impact on current struggles. Often it can be challenging to connect issues we are facing now with childhood experiences. Sometimes the connection can seem unimportant or too distant to be relevant. 

If you think your childhood experiences may be affecting your current mental health struggles, reach out to a mental health professional for support. Mental health professionals are trained to look for connections and find the root of current struggles. Here are a few tips to get you started as you strive to better understand and work through your childhood experiences. 

Acknowledge Your Feelings

When you think about your childhood experiences, what do you feel? What experiences do you think of first when told to think about your childhood? What people are included in your most prominent memories? When we acknowledge how something makes us feel, we can better understand how to work through situations. 

Talk Through It

For some, talking through experiences can help them to understand their emotions. Are the majority of your childhood experiences positive? Do they primarily include negative situations or people? When you talk through your childhood experiences, it may help you to acknowledge your true feelings. 

Find Outlets

Sometimes finding outlets can help you to work through trauma and past experiences. Try creative activities such as painting or drawing. 

If you are working through traumatic experiences, you may be struggling to find words for precisely what you are feeling. Use art. An art therapist can help you analyze your artwork and begin to learn how to talk through your experiences. 

Seek Professional Support 

Childhood experiences can have a lasting impact on your mental health. Reach out for professional help. A mental health care provider can help you better understand how your past affects your current and future mental health issues.

Learning how to work through childhood experiences is an integral part of the recovery process. If you have a childhood experience that you think might be impacting your current mental health, then take some time to analyze and think through that past. Try to talk through the feelings you experience when you open up about your childhood. Here at The Guest House, we understand how challenging it can be to analyze childhood experiences. We are here to help. We are ready to help you better understand your current mental health and how your past may be causing issues. Call us today at (855) 483-7800.