Author Archives: David Hosier Msc

Holder of MSc and post graduate teaching diploma in psychology. Highly experienced in education. Founder of childhoodtraumarecovery.com. Survivor of severe childhood trauma.

4 Vital Elements Of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy For Treatment Of BPD

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DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT), which helps individuals develop skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness (see diagram above for more detail) is an exciting, relatively new treatment option for those suffering Read the rest

Childhood Trauma : Defense Mechanisms Resulting from Stress.

 

 

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In our response to stress resulting from our childhood trauma and other factors we often develop psychological DEFENSE MECHANISMS in an attempt to protect ourselves (though, very often, we are not consciously aware that many behaviours/defence mechanisms Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : Latest Research Leads To New List Of Main Symptoms

 

 

Main Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms :

Recent research has led to an expansion of the description of the main borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms. Following the development of the Sheldern Western Assessment Procedure 200 (an assessment tool which Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Leading to Excessive Need for Approval.

 

If we did not receive approval from those close to us in childhood we may grow up to have an excessive need for it from others later in life as a kind of compensation and in order to raise Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : Further Treatment Options.

Individuals suffering from psychiatric conditions such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) find there are a vast array of therapies on offer purporting to be able to effectively treat them. The choice can seem overwhelming and confusing.

In the case of Read the rest

The Gifted Child : Possible Traumatic Consequences

 

It is certainly not true for every gifted child, but some are at increased risk of ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS and consequently, of unhappiness. Problems, research shows, may develop in connection with the following:

extreme sensitivity
– alienation
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‘Fighting’ Anxiety can Worsen It: Why Acceptance Works Better.

What Happens When We Try To ‘Fight’ Anxiety?

Trying to fight anxiety, research suggests (and, certainly, my own experience of anxiety would tend to confirm this) can actually AGGRAVATE the problem and lead to greater feelings of distress. Stating the Read the rest

Trauma: How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Help.

 

It is always important to treat post-traumatic stress and this is particularly the case in relation to childhood trauma. This is because it is during childhood that we form our core beliefs about ourselves, others and the world in Read the rest

The Use of Hypnosis to Treat Trauma.

The most up-to-date definition of hypnosis is: ‘A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterised by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.‘ (Elkins, 2015).

Research has shown that hypnosis can be of benefit for Read the rest

Controversies: Alarming Study – How Psychiatrists can Get It Wrong.

 

We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that those who have suffered severe and ongoing childhood trauma and have then, as adults, gone on to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: Its Link to Adult Anxiety.

 

 

Anxious personality types often result from childhood trauma. Research has shown that there are 7 major factors that influence the way our personalities develop. These are:

– the way in which we are disciplined in childhood
– our Read the rest

Combining Hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is, essentially, a therapy that seeks to alter the way we think and behave in order to improve how we feel. CBT can be COMBINED with hypnotherapy in order to make it more effective. Read the rest

Psychodynamic And Psychoanalytic Therapy: Treating The Root Cause Of Related Symptoms.

 

I had been perplexed for a very long time, given the emotional symptoms I was experiencing, which, it had always been obvious to me, were in large part related to my childhood experiences, why I had never been offered Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: Identity Problems and How to Tackle Them.

 

One outcome of childhood trauma can frequently be that the person who has suffered it is prone to develop IDENTITY PROBLEMS.

A person’s identity represents their attempt to pin down the essential elements he sees (rather than what others Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

 

Individuals who have suffered severe childhood trauma may, as a result of it, later suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or similar condition. Some professionals advocate a relatively new technique which aims to address this; it is known Read the rest

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