Recovery From Complex PTSD

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  According to Peter Levine, an expert on the adverse effects of childhood trauma on our adult lives and the complex post-traumatic stress disorder that can result, typically there develops various signs in victims that may indicate the recovery process is underway. The main signs of recovery that Levine identifies are as follows : 1) …

Childhood Trauma May Accelerate Ageing Process And Reduce Life Expectancy

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    Research conducted by Puterman (2014), a specialist in stress and ageing, suggests that those of us who suffered significant trauma and consequential chronic feelings of stress as children may : a) be more prone to disease and illness as adults b) live shorter than average lives Why Might This Be? According to Puterman, …

Parenting Styles And Their Potential Effects On Children

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    The psychologist Edith Dewey, building on ideas originally put forward by the famous psychotherapist and psychiatrist Alfred Adler (1870 – 1937) – who collaborated with Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and is perhaps best known for developing the concept of the ‘inferiority complex’ – described a range of parenting styles and their potential effects upon …

Harmful Effects Of Labelling The Child As ‘Bad’.

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‘Acting Out’ Many children who have been emotionally hurt and traumatized ‘act out’ their intense feelings of confusion, pain, fear, loneliness, isolation and vulnerability, which are too strong and powerful to contain, by expressing these feelings through negative behaviour such as getting into fights, extreme verbal aggression, vandalism, getting drunk or numbing themselves with drugs …

Prolonged Exposure Therapy And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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    Major symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (Complex PTSD)  are fear, anxiety and even terror induced by : – situations related to the traumatic experience – people related to the traumatic experience – places related to the traumatic experience – activities related to the traumatic experience Prolonged Exposure …