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Childhood Trauma: The Link with Future Gambling.

Childhood Trauma And Gambling Addiction :

Research suggests that childhood trauma increases the likelihood of future addictions, including gambling. This gambling may become pathological. The types of childhood trauma that were experienced in pathological gamblers include violence, sexual abuse and Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder: Raising Our Self-Esteem.

 

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF THINKING BADLY ABOUT OURSELVES?

Individuals with low self-esteem constantly criticize themselves. We may even META-CRITICIZE ourselves (criticize ourselves for criticizing ourselves). We often focus on mistakes and over-generalize from them, believing that these mistakes Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder And Low Self-Esteem.

We come to form our beliefs, including those about ourselves, through our life experiences. Of course, the beliefs we hold because of what has happened to us in life can be very inaccurate.

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Repression Of Traumatic Childhood Memories.

 

Repression Of Traumatic Childhood Memories

Most of us are familiar with the idea that people who have experienced severe traumas sometimes REPRESS the memory of them (i.e. bury them deep in the unconscious where they cannot be consciously Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: The Statistics

Is Childhood Trauma Common?

The following statistics relate to the UK. However, it should be pointed out that childhood trauma and abuse tend to be under-reported and under-recorded so the figures presented should only be taken as a guide. The Read the rest

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Childhood Trauma. Does It Work?

 

 

 

WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY AND HOW CAN IT AID RECOVERY FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA?

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)  was initially devised during the 1970s by Aaron Beck and has since been developed by other psychologists (for example, Read the rest

Anger Resulting from Childhood Trauma

Anger is not a bad thing if it is APPROPRIATELY EXPRESSED. Expressing it inappropriately will usually get us nowhere and can badly backfire. However, its appropriate expression is often effective.

As we begin to realize that what was done to Read the rest

Coping Mechanisms for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

 

How Do Survivors Of Child Abuse Cope?

There are two main types of coping mechanisms:

1) Those which are helpful in the short-term, but unhealthy in the long-term.

2) Those which are useful in the long-term (but can take more Read the rest