Online Therapy: SMS, CCBT, VoIP, Computer Games And Virtual Reality

542-word article If we have experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma in the early part of our lives we may, as adults, have many unresolved issues relating to this that can manifest themselves in psychological conditions such as, for example, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness, intense feelings of shame, self-hatred, addictions, self-harm, dissociation, …

Dismissive Parents : Effects Of Being Largely Ignored As A Child

¬†   After my mother threw me out of her house when I was thirteen, my father and his new wife reluctantly permitted me to live with them; they did not particularly endeavour to conceal this reluctance even from the very first day of my arrival. : ‘When she [my father’s new wife] married me, …

BPD Sufferers Need To Be ‘Held’ According To Theory

Buie And Adler : Buie and Adler propose that the pathology displayed by sufferers of borderline personality disorder (BPD)¬†such as instability, uncontrolled rage and anger, can be attributed, primarily, to early dysfunction in the relationship between the individual as a young child and his/her mother. More specifically, Buie and Adler hypothesize that, as a young …

What Factors Reduce Risk Childhood Trauma Will Lead To Mental Illness?

  There exists a clear link between the experience of childhood trauma and the development of mental illness in later life; in other words, the greater the experience of trauma during childhood, the more likely one will suffer from psychological difficulties in the future. However, if we ask: ‘Is mental illness caused by trauma during …

Ego Regression And Progression In Response To Trauma

  According to Kalsched (1996), author of The Inner World Of Trauma.: Archetypal Defenses Of The Personal Spirit., severe childhood trauma can result in the person’s ego/psyche/self fragmenting into both a REGRESSED SELF and a PROGRESSED SELF. What Are The ‘Regressed’ And ‘Progressed’ Selves? REGRESSED SELF: this part of the self/ego/psyche regresses (reverts) to an …