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Ο Δρόμος Του Ήρωα: Θεραπεύοντας το Ψυχικό Τραύμα | Ελληνικό Κέντρο Focusing

Ο Δρόμος Του Ήρωα: Θεραπεύοντας το Ψυχικό Τραύμα | Ελληνικό Κέντρο Focusing | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Προσεχώς (1η ανακοίνωση)«Ο ΔΡΟΜΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΗΡΩΑ: Θεραπεύοντας το Ψυχικό Τραύμα»Εκπαιδευτικό Σεμινάριο για την Θεραπεία του Ψυχικού Τραύματος και τις Ευαίσθητες Θεραπευτικές Διαδικασίες.Προσεχώς τον Οκτώβριο 2015 στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο FocusingΕμμανουήλ Βανταράκης, Msc.

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The Body Holds Our Trauma

The Body Holds Our Trauma | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Recently a comment was posted on my website from a woman who suffered child sexual abuse in her childhood and as an adult suffers from tension and pain in her neck and shoulders.
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Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » Good At Looking Good

Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » Good At Looking Good | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

Those of us who are adult survivors of child sexual abuse are good at looking good. After all, we’ve kept a terrible secret throughout our childhood and often into adulthood. We’ve learned to appear untroubled and unshakable. No one must guess how shaky we feel inside. ...

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Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » Q & A: Attacks on the Inner Child

Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » Q & A: Attacks on the Inner Child | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

Question: Why don’t we remain authentic and true to ourselves the way we were as babies? It would be so beautiful to just unfold naturally into each new developmental stage as we grow older.

Answer: The Critic wants to separate us from our true nature so we’ll be socially acceptable to our adult caregivers.

Question: What is The Critic? ...

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Jennifer’s Struggle to Parent with DID

Jennifer’s Struggle to Parent with DID | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
In this blog post Jennifer Roeder tells her story of not only being a single parent, but having to do this with a Dissociative Identity Disorder.
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I liked reading this. It was a personal blog post about how a single parent tries to parent her child with DID. The struggles are real. It gives me a reali-world example, rather than reading fictitious ones in my textbooks.

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Healing From Child Sexual Abuse – Learning to Trust

Healing From Child Sexual Abuse – Learning to Trust | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
TRUST is a big issue for anyone who suffered child abuse.  Survivors tend to fall into two categories:  those who trust everybody and those who trust nobody.  When you think about it, neither style represents true trust.
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Freud exposed child abuse 100 years ago

Freud exposed child abuse 100 years ago | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
This article continues the discussion of how child sexual abuse was uncovered and then buried again, this time over 100 years ago by Sigmund Freud (who had discovered that child sexual abuse was the cause of hysteria).
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Is Education the Key to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse?

Is Education the Key to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
 
Governments and social agencies are conscientious about educating parents about safe car seats, faulty cribs, water safety, unsafe toys and numerous other items that could pose a danger to children.
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Childhood trauma: your body can bear the burden

Childhood trauma: your body can bear the burden | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
The Body Bears the Burden is the title of neurologist Dr. Robert C. Scaer’s book about trauma and chronic pain. For 20 years Dr. Scaer was the director of a multi-disciplinary programme for treating chronic pain. Physicians referred patients they were unable to help to his service. Many who were on huge doses of narcotics were still in pain despite the medication. ...
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Integrating Focusing into EMDR

Integrating Focusing into EMDR | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
It was near the end of the session. My client's face registered grief and
despair. There was no way we were going to bring down the SUDS before
the time was up. Cheryl sighed deeply and the tears poured down her face.
I struggled inwardly with how to let her leave my office with all this
unfinished business and her unresolved trauma. Then I remembered what I
knew from Focusing. Maybe it would work for Cheryl today. ...
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Does your trauma cause triggers in you? | Mary K. Armstrong

Does your trauma cause triggers in you? | Mary K. Armstrong | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
People who have suffered childhood trauma are usually bothered by what we call triggers. Triggers may be smells, sounds, sights or situations and although the stimuli are innocuous in the present, the brain remembers them as life threatening.
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Trauma-FC-article pdf

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Welcoming the tiger!

Working with Trauma in Focusing (for Focusers and Companions)

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Meeting the demons « Living Focusing

Fear is a powerful emotion. And something in us is scared of it! Fear of fear. Fear grabs you at such a visceral level that it often feels like all of you. If you examine it on a physiological level, then you can really see how powerful it is and for good reason. See my article on Trauma and Focusing for more on this. ...

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Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » You’ll Never NOT Have Been Abused

Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » You’ll Never NOT Have Been Abused | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

I often hear survivors voice these worries:

Will I ever by normal? My life has been pretty good for years now. I exercise, eat right, take good care of myself, and yet sometimes I still get depressed and feel overcome by shame. All the externals are in place. It’s my internal life that often doesn’t’ feel good. I have my memories and have accepted what happened to me. I’ve had good therapy for the old wounds. But I still don’t feel great all the time.

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Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » I Believe You

Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » I Believe You | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

These are precious words for victims of child sexual abuse. Unfortunately, it’s still common for victims to hear “Are you sure?” uttered by incredulous friends and family. Apparently, in spite of the grim statistics, it remains difficult to believe that someone who looks fairly normal has actually been sexually abused in childhood by a trusted adult.

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What Should Have Been Still Exists Within

What Should Have Been Still Exists Within | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
He sat in my therapy room concentrating deeply on his inner process. Finally he said, “It’s there. I just have to follow it.” Then half to me and mostly to himself he said, “There’s a path. If I sniff it out I can find it.
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Vivian Treadwell Shares Her Story

Vivian Treadwell Shares Her Story | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

MY LIFE  STORY: SHORT VERSION OF ABUSES AND DREAMS by Vivian Treadwell

The stories you post on your website remind me all to well of mine and my siblings childhoods, sadly, this has taken a huge toll on our family cohesion, it has taken away who we...

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How knowledge of child sex abuse retreated into the shadows

How knowledge of child sex abuse retreated into the shadows | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Within a year of announcing his discovery that child sexual abuse was the underlying cause of hysteria, Sigmund Freud repudiated his findings because of public opinion.
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Society forgot about child sexual abuse

Society forgot about child sexual abuse | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Why did our society forgot all about the prevalence of child sexual abuse until recently? This, despite it being perfectly understood in the 1890s.
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Confessions of a Trauma Therapist | MentalHealthTalk.info

Confessions of a Trauma Therapist | MentalHealthTalk.info | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

Mary K. Armstrong, trauma therapist, describes her journey when her own incest memories surfaced and her decision to write a book to help others. ...

 

As a trauma therapist, I was busy helping others recover from childhood trauma when my own incest memories surfaced. That was when I was in my late 40’s and as so many of my clients, I protested, “Why now?!” For the first time in my life things were going really well. That’s the way it is with memories. They come when we’re ready for them. ...

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Healing emotional trauma | Human Solutions Now

Healing emotional trauma | Human Solutions Now | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Describes the process of healing emotional trauma as practiced by therapists Peter Levine, Eugene Gendlin, Babette Rothschild, Boris Cyrulnik and others.
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Focusing and Trauma: New Research

Focusing and Trauma: New Research | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
TRAUMATIC MEMORY: NEW RESEARCH
In dealing with survivors of trauma, those involved have split into two
mutually suspicious and polarized camps. Trying to make up for years of
neglect of traumatized clients, some clinicians have abandoned neutrality
to believe all "memories." At the other extreme, members of the False
Memory Syndrome Foundation have blamed therapists for planting
memories of abuse in the minds of vulnerable clients. Neither side
understands how the brain stores memory. Neither side bases its opinions
on new knowledge about the difference between traumatic and nontraumatic memories. ...
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