Reframing The Past : How To Reframe Traumatic Memories

  THE INDOCTRINATION OF NEGATIVE CORE BELIEFS : Many of us who have experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma have, as adults, suffered from the inadvertent internalization of our parents’ (or caretakers’) attitude and feelings towards us as we were growing up and, as a result, may have come to develop deeply painful core beliefs …

Migraine And Its Link To Childhood Trauma

We have seen from many other articles that I have published on this site that those of us who suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma, particularly if our experiences have led us to develop such mental health issues as complex posttraumatic stress disorder or borderline personality disorder, are at much-increased risk of developing constant feelings …

Possible Adverse Effects Of Maternal Stress On The Unborn Baby’s Brain Development.

A study carried out by Sarkar et al. at Imperial College, University of London and published in the scientific journal Clinical Endocrinology suggests that, if a mother is highly stressed during pregnancy, her consequent excessive production of stress hormones may adversely affect the brain development of her unborn child from about seventeen weeks after conception …

Physical Abuse Leading To Self-Hatred And Inability To Feel Empathy.

When a child is physically beaten by the very people who should be protecting him/her (i.e. his / her parent/s), it can cause him or her to develop feelings of great psychological conflict. In an attempt to resolve this conflict, the child will frequently rationalize the abusive behaviour of the parent by telling him/herself that …

How Parents’ Anxiety Levels And Behaviors Affect Their Child’s Anxiety

A study involving 98 pairs of mothers and infants (the infants were aged from 12 months to 14 months) was carried out to investigate how the level of the mother’s stress affected the level of the infant’s stress (as measured by the reactivity of their respective nervous systems). METHOD : The mothers were separated from …

Is Your Predominant Response To Trauma Flooding Or Dissociation?

  We have seen from previous articles that I have published on this site that individuals can physiologically respond to severe and chronic trauma in two opposing manners: by becoming FLOODED (hyper-aroused and over-reactive) or by becoming DISSOCIATED (hypo-aroused and under-reactive). Which Is More Common: Flooding Or Dissociation? A study carried out by Lanius et …