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.

Complex PTSD And ‘A Sense Of A Foreshortened Future.’

 

Those suffering from Complex PTSD may live their lives as if there is, literally, no tomorrow. This might include spending all of their money as soon as they get it or entering into destructive relationships. Also, individuals may be Read the rest

Impulse Control In Early Life : Study Showing Its Vital Importance

 

We have already seen that those who suffer such severe, protracted childhood trauma that they go on to develop borderline personality disorder (BPD) have very significant problems regarding self-regulation (i.e, controlling intense emotions) and with IMPULSE CONTROL (along with Read the rest

Types Of Narcissist : Extraverted, Introverted/Covert And Communal

 

We have already seen what the effects can be upon the child who is brought up by a parent with a narcissistic personality disorder as well as how some forms of dysfunctional upbringing can put the child him/herself at

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Hypervigilance And Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Complex PTSD).

If we have grown up in a chronically stressful and traumatic environment in which we often experienced anxiety, trepidation, stress and fear we are at high risk of developing a fundamental, core belief (on a conscious and/or unconscious level) that Read the rest

Types Of Dissociative Amnesia In Complex PTSD

 

We have seen how the cumulative effect of repetitive and chronic, traumatic stress during childhood is associated with the later development of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD) and that many of those afflicted by complex PTSD experience symptoms Read the rest

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga For Reducing Symptoms Of Complex PTSD

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Studies into the effectiveness of yoga already suggest that it can help to ameliorate both physical and psychological problems including diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety.

There also now exists evidence (e.g. van Read the rest

Self-Acceptance More Helpful To Mental Health Than Self-Esteem.

We have already seen that most frequently because how they were made to feel about themselves by parents/primary care-givers whilst growing up, one of the most painful, demoralizing and soul-destroying symptoms those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) must strive to Read the rest

What Are The Differences Between BPD And Complex PTSD? A Study

Because there is considerable overlap in symptoms between those suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those suffering from complex posttraumatic disorder (complex PTSD), those with the latter condition can be misdiagnosed as suffering from the former condition.

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Dysfunctional Ways Parents May Seek To Over-Control Children

 

 

 

I outline some of the most common ways in which parents may attempt to exert excessive control over their children below :

Emotional Enmeshment :

This occurs when a parent is intensely and overwhelmingly emotionally involved with his/her child so Read the rest

A Study On The Childhoods Of Murderers

A study conducted by Lewis et al. (1985) and published in the American Journal Of Psychiatry examined the childhoods of nine convicted murders with the aim of discovering what characteristics (if any) they had in common. The main characteristics identified Read the rest

Neurocounseling And Its Relevance To Treating Complex-PTSD

The term neurocounseling refers to a form of therapies that seek to take advantage of the relatively recent neuroscientific discovery that the human brain has far more

NEUROPLASTICITY than was previously believed to be the case.

What Is Neuroplasticity?

The Read the rest

Why Some Parents Can’t Love Their Children

 

It is generally assumed that parents (in particular, mothers) have an innate, instinctive, natural and inborn capacity to love their children unconditionally. However, sadly, this is not the case. In this article, I will look at some of the Read the rest

Retraumatization Caused By Psychiatric Care Institutions

 

Retraumatization:

If the trauma we experienced as children was severe enough, we may, as adults, at one time or another, require residential psychiatric care (such as inpatient treatment on a psychiatric ward in a hospital, as was necessary in my Read the rest

Trauma Triggers : Definition And Examples

TRAUMA TRIGGERS are events/occurrences that remind us (on either a conscious or unconscious level) of our original traumatic experiences causing us to feel extreme distress similar to that felt at the time of that original trauma.
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Healthy Narcissism Versus Unhealthy Narcissism (Kohut’s Theory).

 

‘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 Read the rest

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