What Your Childhood Memories Say about You-- And What You Can Do about It
What Your Childhood Memories Say about You And What You Can Do about It Author:Kevin Leman What are your earliest childhood memories? Were you afraid of the dark? Can you remember a particularly embarrassing moment? Those memories—along with the words and emotions you use to describe them—hold the key to understanding the person you are today! Drawing on examples from his own life, the lives of celebrities, as well as case... more » studies from his private practice, renowned psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman helps you apply these same techniques to uncover why you are the way you are. Remember, “The little boy or girl you once were, you still are!” So unlock that memory bank—pick a memory, any memory—and discover what makes you tick!« less
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Leman visits the theory that the first few earliest memories are the most important in a person's life. These lessons stay with a person throughout their life and influence their perspective on themselves, others, and the world around them. Leman explains how to identify a memory as your own, as opposed to a story you were often told and your mind created a memory. He explains that it's not just the memory itself that's important, but what you felt emotionally during the memory.
He states that sometimes our memories can be inaccurate and asking others who may remember the memory can give us perspective. He's not suggesting that you or anybody else's memory is wrong. He's simply stating that our memories can be flawed by how the mind chooses to remember what happened.
Leman talks about how to improve our perspective and help change our outlook on life. He reminds us that our original perspectives will always be with us, but that we can improve through persistent attention to our emotions and thoughts.
The reader should be aware there are brief sections that reference the Christian perspective when it comes to forgiveness. The forgiveness section can stand on its own without the reference to the Bible verse, however.