How Is the Mental Health of a Parent and Child Connected?

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Being a businesswoman is difficult enough but facing the additional obstacles that come with being a businesswoman who experienced childhood trauma due to having mentally ill parents is very difficult. Despite having experienced trauma as children, many of these women are successful; however, they often suffer from poor mental health.

Mistrust is the first obstacle that businesswomen who experienced childhood trauma must overcome. When you've gone through trauma, it might be difficult to trust people, especially in positions of authority.

It may be challenging to build strong relationships with coworkers, superiors, and customers as a result of this mistrust. It can also result in negative self-talk and the belief that you're not good enough or that you'll never succeed.

If you are a businesswoman who grew up with mentally ill parents, mental health care professionals, such as Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller – an ICF Certified Mental Health Coach in the UAE, can help you in the journey to success!


How Mental Health of Parents and Child is Connected?


Children's mental health is correlated with that of their parents. According to a recent study, 1 in 14 children has a parent or guardian who suffers from poor mental health and illnesses including depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and more. The past trauma shows in the later years of a businesswoman.

Reaching developmental and emotional milestones, as well as acquiring good social skills and how to manage when challenges arise, all contribute to mental health during childhood. Mentally healthy children are more likely to have a high quality of life and to perform well at home, at school, and in business later.

There are several connections between parents' and kids' mental health. Parents who struggle with their mental health, such as managing depression, anxiety symptoms and mental illness such as schizophrenia, may find it harder to care for their child than parents who have strong mental health. This has a clear impact on the children’s mental and physical health.

According to the same study mentioned above, children living with mentally ill parents are more likely to have poor general health, a mental, emotional, or developmental disability, have witnessed violent acts, or dealt with family problems like divorce as a child, and poverty.


Effect of Childhood Trauma on Businesswomen


Businesswomen who experienced parental mental illness or childhood trauma confront particular difficulties. Businesswomen who faced childhood trauma might develop Imposter syndrome, which makes them feel inferior to themselves and like fraud or impostors even though they're not.

They are easily triggered. Anything that makes you recall painful experiences from your childhood can serve as a trigger. One should speak with mental health care professionals to manage triggers. You are less likely to experience the intense feelings and flashbacks that can be so draining if you know how to handle triggers.

Dealing with severe mental trauma is not an easy thing to do. Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller, a Certified Mental Health Coach in the UAE, can help you improve and heal yourself with techniques like Inner Dynamics. Dr. Muller's course "Making Peace With Your Past" aims to empower you to build a new life for yourself while also supporting you in getting over the childhood trauma you may have experienced. Join her online mental health coaching now to be a better and happier version of yourself!




Dr. Margit is a Certified Mental Health Coach specializing in Inner Dynamics, Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation ICF, Master Life Coach, NLP Master, Certified Mindfulness Practitioner, award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and falcon doctor.

She's passionate about helping businesswomen with childhood parental mental illness trauma by supporting them by "Making peace with your past" online course with private coaching sessions and creating a new positive, empowered, resilient, and authentic YOU in three months.

Dr. Margit hosts a free biweekly mindfulness and meditation group called "Peaceful Mind Group" that is delivered virtual via zoom.

Dr. Margit believes that coaching with pets and horses opens the way to a new kind of empowerment and healing. Her award-winning and inspirational book Your Pet, Your Pill™: 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life enchants, motivates, enlightens, and fascinates the readers with stories full of inspiration and positivity. 

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Dr. Margit's books

Your Pet, Your Pill®. 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life

Your Pet, Your Pill® Workbook. A Self-Discovery Guide About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life

Practical Handbook of Falcon Husbandry and Medicine

Modern Veterinary Practice Management. A Systematic Approach to Creating and Operating a Successful Veterinary Practice