Becoming Stuck in the Trauma of the Past

There are many roadblocks to healing from dissociative identity disorder (DID). There is finding an experienced therapist, finding the funds to pay them, and dealing with the chaos that comes with beginning treatment. However, one roadblock stands out more than all the rest and it can occur at any...

Reparenting to Heal the Wounded Inner Child

Human children are born without any means to defend themselves or face the world. Children are totally dependent upon their parents for love, acceptance, and shelter. Sometimes parents fail to provide the emotional, psychological, and physical shelter required for healthy children. This results in adults who are stuck in...

Healing Trauma Through Inner Child Work

So far, in this series on the inner child, we have discussed inner children, and how, when they are wounded, they can affect adult life. We learned that every person has an inner child that is part of our psyche, that is a childish self, inside all of us....

The Wounded Inner Child

Inner children are parts of all our psyche that remains full of innocence, awe, and wonder. When our inner child is healthy, and we are connected with them, we tend to be invigorated, inspired, and excited. However, what happens when our inner child is wounded from past trauma, and...

Discovering Your Inner Child

There is much psychiatry does not understand about how our psyche works. Indeed, because psychiatric symptoms are mostly self-reported, there is little evidence that mental disorders exist. However, all humans recognize in themselves the urges and responses they seem to have that echo past experiences.   This piece will...

Fourth of July Fun

Every year I like to put out a fun page to make us laugh and celebrate our country’s freedom. So, sit back and laugh!...

The Trauma Bond and Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic abuse of children is extremely harmful to their mental and physical health. These kids grow up with mixed messages about who they are and suffer other consequences from never feeling they belong. This piece will focus on the trauma bond and the healing journey that children of narcissists...

The Characteristics of a Dysfunctional Family

Living in a dysfunctional family is difficult. There are no set rules, no empathy, and no security from parents who are usually self-involved. There are no perfect families. The Cleavers and the Brady Bunch are only television shows to entertain; they are not reality. This article will discuss what...

The Neuroscience of Narcissism

This series has focused on narcissism and narcissistic abuse of children and how their past inhibits their present. However, some questions need answering, including the most common, “Why did she/he act that way?” This article is purely scientific and does not, in any way, excuse the behaviors of narcissistic...