Forgiveness And Its Health Benefits

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What Is Meant By Forgiveness In The Context Of Forgiveness Therapy? Forgiveness in the context of forgiveness therapy does not mean condoning what another person has done to one but is a process that involves letting go of anger, bitterness, resentment and feelings of wanting revenge by choice and of, instead, developing compassion for the …

Are You At Increased Risk Of Complex PTSD From Childhood Trauma?

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What Are The Factors That Put Us At Risk Of Complex PTSD? We have seen from other articles published on this site that if we have experienced significant and protracted trauma in childhood, we are at risk of developing complex PTSD as adults. However, there are many different factors at play which help to determine …

Right Brain Therapy : Benefits For Trauma Survivors

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How Useful Is Right Brain Therapy For Trauma Survivors? Why is it that right brain therapy may be more appropriate for trauma survivors as opposed to therapies that concentrate largely upon the left brain? Right Brain And How We Relate To Others : One of the main symptoms of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (from which …

Effects Of Adverse Childhood Experiences According To Major Study

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  The effects of childhood trauma can be devastating and, in the absence of effective therapy, can last well into adulthood or even for an entire lifetime. The most well-known study on the effects of childhood trauma is called The ACE Study /Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. The main findings of this extremely important study were …

Enabling Fathers And Narcissistic Mothers

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  Parents can hurt their children both by acts of commission (what they do) and by acts of omission (what they don’t do). We have seen already how narcissistic mothers can profoundly damage their children, and, if the father does nothing to intervene to prevent such damage occurring it is an act of omission; fathers …

Basic Needs Of Children And Effect Of Their Denial

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If we have suffered significant childhood trauma we will, inevitably, have been denied some of our basic needs. But, what exactly are the basic needs of children, and what is the effect of their absence? The main basic needs of children include the following : a sense of emotional connection to significant others a sense …

Why Don’t Doctors Ask About Childhood Trauma?

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Why don’t doctors ask about childhood trauma? The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study, and a very large body of research besides, has demonstrated beyond all reasonable dispute that if we have suffered significant childhood trauma we are at increased risk of suffering a large range of psychological problems and mental illnesses as adults. So, if …

3 Stages Of Complex PTSD Treatment: Stabilisation, Therapy And Reintegration.

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    What is the best complex PTSD treatment? The NHS (UK) recommend that those suffering from complex PTSD undergo three stages of treatment. These are as follows : 1) STABILISATION 2) TRAUMA-FOCUSED THERAPY 3) REINTEGRATION Let’s look at each of these a little more closely : STABILIZATION: NHS guidelines suggest that during the first …

Unable To Control Emotions? ‘Amygdala Hijack’ And BPD

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One of the main, and most problematic, symptoms that those with borderline personality disorder (a disorder strongly associated with childhood trauma)¬†suffer from is the experiencing of disproportionately intense emotional responses when under stress and an inability to control them or efficiently recover and calm down once such tempestuous emotions have been aroused. This severe symptom …