Splitting: What BPD Sufferers And Infants Have In Common

  ‘The [individual’s] early adaptation by the means of splitting [is] not an expression of cowardice, but…really his only chance of survival, to escape his fear of annihilation.’ Alice Miller, ‘The Drama Of Being A Child.’   Infants and toddlers (aged from approximately eighteen months to thirty-six months old) find it extremely hard to tolerate …

How Narcissistic Parents Weaken Our Sense Of A Personal Boundary.

Because narcissistic parents are so unpredictable, and their mood changes so mercurial and frightening, the young child quickly learns, largely on an unconscious level, that s/he (i.e. the young child) must be able to ‘read’, with great precision, such a parent’s feelings and emotions lest s/he fails to respond in such a way that meets …

How Childhood Trauma Can Make You Oversensistive To Light, Sound And Touch

    Before babies and young children are able to learn through the use of language, they learn through the information they receive through their senses (i.e. taste, touch, smell, sight and sound) and by integrating this information in meaningful ways. The main part of the brain that is responsible for putting together this sensory …