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How False Feelings Of Being ‘Bad’ Are Perpetuated

When a child is continually mistreated, s/he will inevitably conclude that s/he must be innately bad. This is because s/he has a need (at an unconscious level) to preserve the illusion that her/his parents are good; this can only be

Traumatic Bonding With The Perpetrator Of The Trauma

Identification With The Aggressor 

Counterintuitively, it is not uncommon for those who have been badly mistreated by parents or primary carers to still feel an affectionate bond with their abusers. This can be regarded as a kind of pathological relationship

Why Does Family Conflict Harm Some Children More Than Others?

Professor Gordon Harold and his colleagues have conducted a research study that helps to cast light upon why some children appear to be more resilient to the adverse psychological and behavioural effects of living in a household in which there

Why Childhood Trauma Sufferers Can’t ‘Just Get Over It.’

If we have been unfortunate enough to have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma and have, as a result, developed emotional and behavioral problems (which, in some cases may have led to diagnoses of borderline personality disorder or complex posttraumatic

A Week’s Neurofeedback Equivalent To Years Of Zen Meditation


Those who have suffered significant and protracted childhood trauma are more likely than average to experience mental health problems in later life, including anxiety.

We have also seen that one method that many find useful to reduce feelings of

Childhood Trauma Leading To Over-Dominant Brain Stem

A simplified way of describing the structure of the brain is to think of it as comprising three main regions that develop in the following order from birth to a person’s early or mid-twenties.

FIRST TO DEVELOP: The brain stem

Why Complex PTSD Sufferers May Avoid Eye Contact

A study by Lanius et al.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 etiquette compel