I posted about ‘weighted blankets’ on my page just now and a survivor stated how as a child she would wrap herself up in a heavy blanket and sing to herself until she fell asleep.
I am sat writing this with tears pouring down my face, trying not to sob.
Children should not be needing to seek safety, comfort and soothing from a blanket, because their parents are so abusive and neglectful.
So, so sad. And has triggered a lot of distress to remembering myself doing this as a child. Crying, scared, alone.
A child should not live in the level of fear, being unsafe, harmed, abused, alone, distressed …… trying to substitute a blanket for what the parents are meant to be providing.
It’s why many of us as adults, still wrap ourselves up.
Those deep and profound issues don’t just go away when you turn 18 and become an adult. Those wounds and deep inner fears continue on into adulthood.
So many of us need to still cocoon ourselves for some kind of safety, comfort ……. those needs we never received, from anyone.