In my 23 years as a clinical hypnotherapist it has become apparent that a dysfunctional family is the norm. But when the dysfunction is abusive, damage to a person’s self-esteem, confidence and self-worth will ensue.
A child’s mind is a blank slate. What parents and other authority figures write on that slate through words, actions and examples will form the foundation that child bases his life on. And the slate I am talking about is the subconscious mind. What is chiseled there remains permanent, until a new experience is imprinted over it.