It might be helpful to think of our family configurations like puzzles — each member has a set role that keeps the unit functioning.
Family therapists refer to this process as “equilibrium,” which is the way that a family finds its emotional balance.
And try to remember: Even though your mother or father's critical statements or passive-aggressive facial expressions are hurtful, they're rarely personal.
If they've always behaved this way, it's likely that this is more about them than it is about you.
“Last Christmas Eve, as I reached for a piece of pecan pie, my mom rolled her eyes and criticized me for eating ‘carbs.’ I got so frustrated that I pushed away my plate, stomped upstairs and hid in what used to be my childhood bedroom, because I couldn't take landing smack back in the dysfunction of my youth."Sound familiar?
This phenomenon of acting like your teenage self around your family is actually pretty common.
The beauty of these practices is that they help you to focus on the present moment, instead of getting stuck in the past.
Mindfulness teachers also believe that the mere act of sustained breathing resets our bodies by eliciting a relaxation response.
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Jamie, like many people during the holidays, is suffering from “holiday regression” — a standard emotional response to the stressful dynamics that pop up between family members at this time of year.
But while this reaction is common, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t confuse the hell out of people.
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Daniela Tempesta, LCSW, a psychotherapist and life coach in San Francisco, encourages her clients to set boundaries and be mindful during this hectic time of the year."I encourage my clients to try and observe their experiences instead of getting entangled in the noise,” Tempesta said.