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Mental Health & Addiction


Why do we get addicted 🤔

Monja explaining to the mothers from #Kliptown that addiction is;

• Due to a deep underlying hurt (wound) inside us that is too painful to feel

• An attempt to escape or avoid suffering from a trauma (adverse childhood experiences) wound that is too disturbing to face

• We don't know how to be ourselves because we seek approval and recognition of others instead of giving it to ourselves


It was emphasized the impact of childhood trauma and the affect it has later on in adulthood.

She spoke about the shutdown/freeze state (polyvagal theory) in young children which results into numbing through substance in adulthood. This is why HBF stresses that Early Learning for 0- 2 is critical, making it available to all, shapes communities!


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