49 episodes

What was childhood like for you? Were you allowed to be you? Authentically you? Were you shown love, kindness & care? Or did you feel worthless, abandoned, unsafe or worse? Our childhood experiences can set us on a path to a beautiful life or they can lead us on a lifelong journey to find the broken pieces & put ourselves back together. In these open & honest conversations I chat with everyday humans about the profound impact their parents had on their lives. To reduce generational trauma we must speak & share truth. If you love to connect with real & raw stories there is so much wisdom here.

HOW MY PARENTS RAISED ME Dawn Chitty

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

What was childhood like for you? Were you allowed to be you? Authentically you? Were you shown love, kindness & care? Or did you feel worthless, abandoned, unsafe or worse? Our childhood experiences can set us on a path to a beautiful life or they can lead us on a lifelong journey to find the broken pieces & put ourselves back together. In these open & honest conversations I chat with everyday humans about the profound impact their parents had on their lives. To reduce generational trauma we must speak & share truth. If you love to connect with real & raw stories there is so much wisdom here.

    49. Control

    49. Control

    Control can be at the very heart of a traumatic childhood. Parents with unhealthy and unattainable standards, unreasonable rules and regulations. Parents using punishments and controlling behaviour. Micah grew up in a very controlled, religious environment. Church was three times a week. Discipline was militant in style and there were so many rules and beliefs that Micah had begun obsessively washing her hands by age 5. She also became very controlled with food, absorbing the messages she was being given about what sort of a person you were if you ate too much. Such a difficult start for a little girl. Micah Stover is now a psychedelic guide and trauma midwife, working with the power of psychedelics to help others in trauma to go back and rescue that younger self and bring her home.

    You can find Micah on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/micahsugarfoot/ and her website http://www.micahstoverconsulting.com/micah-story

    If you have a story to share for this podcast please connect with me at www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au.  I would LOVE! to connect with you.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    48. My Life With Anxiety

    48. My Life With Anxiety

    Anxiety is the uncontrollable and often irrational anticipation of future threats and one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. It is your brain working on overdrive to keep you safe from all the things your mind sees as threatening. And childhood trauma can play a huge part in whether you develop anxiety as an adult.  Mireya Lopez was born to a very young mother who was unable to give her the love she needed and was absent for much of her life.  Raised by a grandmother who was also unable to show any real love or affection, Mireya’s story is full of abandonment on many levels.  By the time she was a teen, Mireya was sadly left with the feeling that she shouldn’t be here at all.  Anxiety ran through Mireya’s life as a coping mechanism and as an adult she is still managing her anxiety daily.  Mireya has an important story to share with you and some great tips on how to have a good day every day for anxiety sufferers.

    You can find Mireya on instagram at www.instagram.com/motheringanxietypodcast and https://www.instagram.com/anxiousbutmagicalmama/ and her podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mothering-anxiety/id1526016335

    f you have a story to share for this podcast please connect with me at www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au.  I would LOVE! to connect with you.

    • 52 min
    47. Generational Trauma Part 2

    47. Generational Trauma Part 2

    Sean Keyes is sharing his story of growing up in violence and abuse, the highs and lows and how he is choosing to live his life now.  He searches for answers.  He educates himself constantly.  All to ensure he is growing and healing and living his best life.  Sean is sharing with us his journey with BPD and how he is taking his power back over his mental health.  This is a truly inspirational journey. Here is the conclusion of my chat with Sean.  (Please listen to Part 1 first)

    You can find Sean on his podcast https://www.instagram.com/youmeand.bpd/ and on instagram https://www.instagram.com/youmeand.bpd/

    If you have a story to share for this podcast please connect with me at www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au.  I would LOVE! to connect with you.

    • 36 min
    46. Generational Trauma Part 1

    46. Generational Trauma Part 1

    Sean grew up in an extremely violent and chaotic environment.  His father was alcoholic and abusive, his mum depressed.  He remembers feeling no love at all growing up.  Sean's mom was still a kid herself when she started having kids.  By the age of 23 she had five children.  And Sean's mom had come from a traumatic childhood and so had his Dad. Two children of trauma coming together, continuing the cycles of alcoholism, violence and abuse towards their eight children.  Generational trauma is real and Sean has spent a lifetime suffering from its affects.  Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder Sean has struggled big time, including many suicide attempts.  But he is now actively taking control back of his mental health and sharing his journey on his podcast You Me and BPD.  Our chat begins this week and continues next week in Part 2.

    You can find Sean on his podcast https://www.instagram.com/youmeand.bpd/ and on instagram https://www.instagram.com/youmeand.bpd/

    If you have a story to share for this podcast please connect with me at www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au.  I would LOVE! to connect with you.

    • 51 min
    45. I Didn't Have A Voice

    45. I Didn't Have A Voice

    Aunia had no voice. Surviving in a home heavy in generational trauma she felt completely unseen and unheard. Trauma at home and trauma at school. There was very little light or shade. Deep in trauma Aunia attempted to take her own life. By her twenties Aunia was living with an undiagnosed chronic illness. Forced to give up study she turned to art to get her through. To work through the trauma. To make sense of it all. Unable to come into contact with her beloved paint and pencils due to her illness she turned to digital art and flourished. And there were so many co-incidences in who she met and where her art took her that you can see the deep purpose in this journey. Our trauma is so often the link to our purpose and when you see all the things that Aunia is doing in the world it is so obvious this is what she came here to do. To bring beauty to the world and teach others how to heal through art and creativity and colour. Aunia Kahn is a multi-faceted creative entrepreneur and a globally awarded, collected, and exhibited artist/photographer, graphic/web designer, the host of the Create & Inspire Podcast, a published author, as well as a teacher and an inspirational speaker. For years her art was based on survival. Now, entering another phase of her life, her work has transitioned into a narrative of personal evolution and highlights how grateful she is to still be alive. Aunia is teaching us how to heal through art. Please come and hear what she has to say.

    You can find Aunia's art and courses at https://auniakahn.com/ and on instagram https://www.instagram.com/auniakahn/

    If you have a story to share for this podcast please connect with me at www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au.  I would LOVE! to connect with you.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    44. The Vulnerable Narcissist

    44. The Vulnerable Narcissist

    This is the story of growing up with a vulnerable narcissistic mother.  The vulnerable narcissist isn't as obvious in the way they operate as other types of narcissists.  They are more subtle.  But the underlying control and guilt can become magnified once they feel you are slipping out of their control.  So as Michaila grew up and became more independent, the behavior got worse and worse.  Michaila speaks of the deep guilt and responsibility she felt for her mother, which she always saw as completely normal.  The effects of a narcissistic mother can be lifelong and Michaila has been working through the layers and healing and has so much wisdom to share with you on this topic.  

    Michaila is a Maternal Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach.  Please reach out to Michaila on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mother_herselfandme/ and facebook https://www.facebook.com/michaila.tyson.7/

    If you have a story to share for this podcast please connect with me at www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au.  I would LOVE! to connect with you.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Difficult conversations that are so needed!

Dawn Chitty courageously covers difficult topics that are so needed at this time so we can reclaim the love of ourselves and within our family systems.

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Love this show 🙌🏻🥳💥

This show is packed with great stories! Dawn is such a kind soul and her passion to help others is absolutely inspiring. Definitely worth a listen ❤️.

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Love it!

I love the raw and honesty that goes through every episode. There are times that I feel that she’s in my head which I love! So thought out, so well executed! Great listen.

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