Fear of Death Stemming from Childhood Trauma

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The fear of death is common but can be particularly acute if one has experienced certain kinds of childhood trauma. The acute fear of death (which can be obsessional and greatly impair day-to-day functioning) is also known by two other names : – NECROPHOBIA (which derives from the Greek language – ‘NECROS’ = DEATH) – …

What Is Reparenting And How Does It Heal Inner Child And False Self?

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Many people are unclear about was is meant by reparenting our wounded inner child and why it may be necessary. So, first, I should make it clear that in this article I am NOT referring to the HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL ‘reparenting therapy’ that involves an often highly disturbed patient being treated by his/her therapist as a …

False Core Beliefs : Their Childhood Roots

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  By the time we are adults, most of us have developed entrenched, deeply rooted, fundamental beliefs about ourselves. Psychologists refer to these as our CORE BELIEFS. Once established, they can prove very difficult to change without the aid of therapeutic interventions (such as cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT). A traumatic childhood, especially one that …

The Six Emotional Styles How They Can Relate To Childhood Trauma

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I have written at length in other posts on this site about how a traumatic childhood can impair the control we have over our emotions in adulthood. In this post, I will look at six specific types of emotional style (as recently defined by the latest neuroscientific findings, and, more specifically, by the neuroscientist R.J. …