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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...

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...

10 Negative Conversations Survivors of Childhood Trauma Have with Themselves

Negative self-talk is having limiting inner dialogue with oneself. This kind of self-conversation can not only limit one’s ability to believe in oneself, it can also keep you from reaching their full potential. Negative self-talk is thoughts that make it difficult to make positive changes or to build confidence...

I Will Not Remain Silent

This post will be short, but it is packed with as much emotion and hope as I can put into writing. I cannot remain silent, so I am baring my soul today. This website is all about mental health, especially dissociative identity disorder and all the coexisting illnesses that...

Neglect the Forgotten Abuse

Childhood neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment. In fact, the U.S. Department of Human Services in 2002 found that child neglect accounted for more than 60% of child abuse cases (De Bellis, 2005). A lot of attention is paid to forms of abuse, such as sexual...

Confidentiality in Psychotherapy

The Building Block of Healing Psychotherapy is a marvelous tool for healing. This is especially true when you are facing a major mental health disorder. But how can one be sure that the stranger they are spilling your guts to will not tell the world what you have said?...

Attachment Theory and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Everyone has attachment behaviors depending on their upbringing. So, it is important to understand this vital part of who we are as human beings. John Bowlby’s attachment theory helps to explain the behaviors of those who experienced severe and repeated childhood trauma. This article will attempt to explain attachment...

The Lost Child

The term dysfunctional family is used to give a name to a family that does not function within normal parameters. There may be alcoholism, drug abuse, neglect, and abuse. These disturbed families harbor children who, because of their debilitated families, are not capable of living the lives they should...