The parts that have been shamed and silenced must come out if we are to heal and be whole

The parts that have been shamed and silenced must come out if we are to heal and be whole. I will never again be shamed or silenced. Psychiatry is an institution that practices both shame and silence against those it “serves.” …

The hurt and pained bully and love

Someone asked to know more about what I referred to as sub-personalities and parts in the last post: The somatic imperative and meditation — she thought that perhaps it was the drug withdrawal that created these parts. I responded: no, it’s not the drugs or the withdrawal that causes the subpersonalities. They UNCOVER them when the nervous… Continue Reading →

Healing is about becoming conscious of infantile parts

Once we’re adults we cannot expect another adult to fix the infantile parts of ourselves that were never appropriately nurtured by our parents. Healing is about becoming conscious of those parts and then learning to reparent those parts for ourselves. No one else will ever know what all the little hurt children within us need. We’re the only ones who can hear those parts and tend to them. This is the biggest reason the mental illness system fails. It pretends to be a parent and further infantilizes it’s adults clients. Until it understands how to support folks to trust themselves and thus empower themselves it will continue to cause further harm. … [click on the title to read and view more]

healing documented

The archives of this blog now span over ten years. They are a record of a  life – learning and transforming at a rate unlike any other time. I say this as a way of disclaimer. In the earlier years of this blog I am processing shock and dismay. In the early years I am… Continue Reading →

The body knows: trauma and the body

I’ve posted several times now about Bessel van der Kolk’s work. Below are some quotes from his book ” The Body Keeps the Score,” that Laura K. Kerr selected. She is currently reading the book. I look forward to her writing on her thoughts about the book when she completes it. She writes wonderful posts on… Continue Reading →

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