Parental Mental Illness Trauma: How a Mental Health Coach Can Help Overcome It?

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Parental mental illness can be a traumatic experience for women entrepreneurs, leading to difficulty in forming relationships, lack of confidence, and poor self-esteem. It can also leave lasting emotional scars that can be difficult to overcome.

 But with the help of a certified mental health coach, it is possible to find a path to healing and reclaiming your life.

 In this blog post, we will explore six ways a certified mental health coach can help you or someone you love to overcome the trauma of parental mental illness.


1. Normalize feelings

No matter what kind of parental mental illness trauma you have experienced, it is important to remember that it is normal to have a range of feelings about the experience. This can include feeling anger, guilt, shame, embarrassment, and sadness.

 A mental health coach can help you normalize your feelings and work through them in a healthy way. They can also help you identify any unhealthy coping mechanisms you may be using to try and manage your emotions.


2. Encourage coping skills

 A mental health coach can provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can discuss your feelings and experiences openly and honestly. They can help you to express yourself in ways that feel comfortable and meaningful, so that you can better process your experiences.

 By actively listening to you and providing compassionate support, a mental health coach can help you to come to terms with the pain and stress of living with parental mental illness trauma.


3. Promote open communication

 One of the most important ways a mental health coach can help those dealing with parental mental illness trauma is to teach and encourage coping skills.

 Coping skills are behaviors, thoughts, and strategies used to manage stress, emotions, and challenging situations. Having a strong set of coping skills can be essential in helping individuals with parental mental illness trauma to navigate difficult emotions and life events.


4. Identify triggers

 Mental health coaches can offer resources and strategies that are tailored to an individual’s unique needs, depending on their specific struggles. For example, they can help individuals identify triggers that may lead to negative reactions or create action plans for times when they feel overwhelmed. They can also teach relaxation techniques and positive self-talk that can be used during difficult moments.


5. Address stigma and discrimination

Mental health coaches can help you address the stigma and discrimination associated with having a parent with a mental illness. They can also help you create positive relationships with others who may not understand what you are going through.


6. Help overcome anxiety

 If you have experienced the trauma of parental mental illness, you may be struggling with anxiety and fear. It can be difficult to cope with the uncertainty and fear of not knowing what the future holds.

 Fortunately, a mental health coach can provide valuable support in helping to manage your anxiety and overcome the trauma of parental mental illness.

 A certified mental health coach can help you to learn effective coping strategies to manage your anxiety. They can provide guidance and support on how to identify the triggers that can lead to anxious feelings and create an action plan for managing them.


Looking for mental health coaching to improve your overall well-being? Please connect with the award-winning certified mental health coach and master life coach in the UAE – Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller.



Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller is a Certified Facilitator of Horse Guided Empowerment®, 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 in 3 Months" 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 virtually 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