Family of origin worksheet

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What is the theory behind the worksheet?

The family is an emotional system, which means a family works as a system where each member must develop a specific role and must follow certain rules. This system is always changing, organizing itself, and adapting to the inside and the outside.

We develop our individuality within relationships, and our family of origin is the first environment where all of this begins to happen.

How will the worksheet help?

Self-knowledge leads to emotional and mental health. Learning about family of origin and significant relationship dynamics in our past and our present allows us to dialog in a better way to understand others, understand ourselves, and start to feel understood by others.

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet requires you to sit in a comfortable place where you can completely focus. Pay attention to the question and write your answer in detail. Use your imagination skills. Be as descriptive as possible.


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