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Visit to UK

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So happy to have found these photo’s in my late mothers things last week.

I was denied any when I left but these beauties where worth waiting 27 years for.

Thank you Mum for keeping them.

 

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Mother Erased

I am going to start making podcasts as a way to educate people on “parental alienation” from the perspective of the alienated child. This is something I’ve been thinking about doing for quite a while now, and recently I’ve had both an alienated dad and an alienated mom ask me to go forward with it. […]

via Podcast on behalf of alienated children — Mother Erased: a memoir

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Hurting the Heart of a Child: Parental Alienation is Child Abuse

Karen Woodall

I continue to work with children in recovery from parental alienation, this is the bulk of my current work and as such it puts me in prime position to understand at the most fundamental levels, the harm that parental alienation does.  Close examination of how children recover from alienation is the subject of my doctoral research which, now that our book is being readied for publication (looks like end July folks), I can now spend more time on.

This week I heard the hurt of a child who has been harmed by the psychological splitting that comes with parental alienation. It was a visceral experience which took me straight to the core of the problem caused for children by parents and other adults who cause a child to reject a loved parent.  Overwhelming guilt and shame and the utter bewilderment that comes when a child blames themselves first.  Because being…

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Healing the Brain

Scientists believe that effects of trauma can be resolved, and that the brain can be successfully rewired. However, healing from trauma nearly always requires the assistance of skilled therapists or counselors. Attempting to resolve trauma alone rarely works, and attempting to “bury” or hide the problem tends to make matters much worse, as healing requires the victim to fully process the painful emotions.

While counseling and medications are often highly effective, trauma and PTSD are complicated issues and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. For some, hypnosis or mindfulness meditation may help relieve the grip of trauma. Others are helped by attending a support group for survivors of trauma.

http://www.paracelsus-recovery.com/en/blog/how-trauma-changes-the-brain

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How Trauma Changes the Brain

Trauma can create severe psychological scars that prevent the victim from enjoying a full, happy life. Trauma victims may experience flashbacks, nightmares, sleep disturbances, and problems with memory and concentration. Even the slightest reminder of the event can result in a terrifying re-living of the traumatic experience.

Victims of trauma may also experience guilt, shame, edginess, exhaustion and feelings of numbness or disconnection from others.

http://www.paracelsus-recovery.com/en/blog/how-trauma-changes-the-brain

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Beware the Covert-Aggressive Personality

The covert-aggressive personality employs a potent one-two punch: the covert-aggressive conceals aggressive intent to ensure you never really see what’s coming; and he or she exploits your normal sensitivities, conscientiousness and other vulnerabilities to manipulate you into succumbing Continue reading “Beware the Covert-Aggressive Personality”

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The Aggressive Personalities – Part 2 Dr George Simon

By far the most limiting aspect of traditional approaches to understanding the most character-disturbed individuals among us is that purely behavioral descriptions don’t capture the essence of what is unhealthy and problematic in them.

Continue reading “The Aggressive Personalities – Part 2 Dr George Simon”

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Manipulative Characters Lack Authenticity

The manipulative personality is a particular breed of character. Most folks manipulate to some degree. But some folks “con” as a lifestyle. Such disturbed characters get the things they want from people through deception and trickery. They are who they are, which I suppose makes them “authentic” in one regard. But they’re not who they appear to be when they present themselves to you. So that makes them inherently dishonest – proverbial wolves in sheep’s clothing. Continue reading “Manipulative Characters Lack Authenticity”

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In Sheep’s Clothing

Dr. George Simon knows how people push your buttons.  Your children–especially teens–are expert at it, as is your mate.  A co-worker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses.  Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it.  Often those they abuse are only vaguely aware of what is happening to them.  In this eye-opening book, you’ll also discover…

  • 4 reasons why victims have a hard time leaving abusive relationships

* Power tactics manipulators use to push their own agendas and justify their behavior

*Ways to redefine the rules of engagement between you and an abuser Continue reading “In Sheep’s Clothing”