Author Archives: David Hosier Bsc Hons; Msc; Pgde(fahe)

Psychologist, researcher and educationalist.

Why Complex PTSD Sufferers May Avoid Eye Contact

 

A study by Steuwe et al. (2014) was conducted to cast light upon why many with individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including those suffering from complex-PTSD, often find it excruciatingly uncomfortable every time the rules of social Read the rest

Factors That Make Complex PTSD More Severe

What Factors Make The Symptoms Of Complex PTSD Even More Serious?

We have seen from several other articles that I have published on this site that the experience of a traumatic childhood is linked to the development of complex PTSD
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‘Splitting’ – What BPD Sufferers And 18 – 36 Month Old Infants Have In Common

 

 

Infants and toddlers (aged from approximately eighteen months to thirty-six months old) find it extremely hard to tolerate ambiguity and ambivalence. For this reason, their perception of features of the external world become polarized, or, as it is Read the rest

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

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What Is The Difference Between Flashbacks And Intrusive Memories?

 

 

If, as adults, we are suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of our childhood experiences we may, in the absence of effective therapy, be very prone to experiencing both distressing intrusive memories and frightening flashbacks. Read the rest

Adverse Effects Of Childhood Trauma On Oxytocin And Our Ability To Love

Childhood Trauma, Oxytocin And Our Ability To Love :

We know that there is a link between childhood trauma and the subsequent experience of depression in later life.

Furthermore, it is now also known, thanks to neuroscientific research, that Read the rest

Identity Disturbance And Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

 

BPD And Identity Disturbance :

One of the defining symptoms of borderline personality disorder (a condition strongly associated with childhood trauma) is identity disturbance. In other words, many individuals with BPD have an unstable self-image and no firm Read the rest

Often Aggressive? Is Your Sensorimotor System Primed To Deal With Threat?

 

Are You Easily Provoked Into Angry And Aggressive Behaviour?

After my mother threw me out of her house when I was thirteen years old and I was reluctantly taken in by my father and step-mother (which I have written Read the rest

Antisocial Personality Disorder – A Psychodynamic Explanation

 

Antisocial Personality Disorder And The Early Life Of Sufferers :

According to Meroy (1988), those who go on to develop antisocial personality disorder as adults have frequently experienced a dysfunctional relationship with their mothers during infancy, including a failure Read the rest

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 Read the rest

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

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Time Perspective Therapy Can Help Us Live In The Present

 

Based upon Zimbardo’s and Boyd’s (2008) Time Perspective Theory, a therapeutic technique known as Time Perspective Therapy (Zimbardo, Sword and Sword) was developed.

Time Perspective Therapy is predicated upon Zimbardo’s idea that the way in which we Read the rest

Why BPD Sufferers Can Often Read Others’ Emotions So Perceptively

 

When I was a young child, my mother always remarked upon how easily I picked up on the slightest emotional signals she, and others, displayed (such as a tiny change in expression, a very slight change in tone of … Read the rest