Healthy Narcissism Versus Unhealthy Narcissism (Kohut’s Theory).

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  ‘Healthy’ Versus ‘Unhealthy’ Narcissism : We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that being brought up by a parent or primary caregiver who suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can result in us developing serious psychological difficulties in later life; indeed, this includes increasing our own risk …

Trauma Release Exercises For Effects Of Childhood Trauma

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The human stress/fear response evolved millions of years ago in our ancestors to allow them to survive – it is commonly known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. If we saw a tiger, it was necessary to feel fear as this fear motivated us to freeze and then to run away when it was safe …

PTSD Nightmares : Content, Symbols, Information Processing Theory And Paradoxical Intention

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A particular torment of nightmares is, of course, that after a day spent in mental anguish in a state of wakefulness, they prevent one from escaping this mental pain even in sleep so there is no respite from one’s suffering. Indeed, when one has intense and terrible nightmares, one fears going to sleep; for us, it is not …

Can’t Let Go Of Childhood Trauma? Here Are Possible Reasons Why

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  Why Many Can’t Let Go Of Childhood Trauma : Sadly, in the absence of effective therapies, such as dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) or other forms of psychotherapy, the adverse effects of childhood trauma can endure for a lifetime. But why is it so hard to let go …