childhood trauma

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Religion and childhood trauma 08: Conclusion

Religion and childhood trauma: questions and answers Introduction In the “Religion and Childhood Trauma” series, we have previously investigated how deeply religious beliefs and practices affect children’s early development and psychological well-being. It was about: Faith and fear Guilt and atonement Shame and the sacred Authority and autonomy Inclusion and exclusion Doubt and faith Healing […]

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The Science of Emotions

How emotions affect our behaviour Introduction Emotions are a fundamental human experience, influencing our thoughts, actions, and interactions. Understanding the science behind emotions can provide valuable insights into why we feel the way we do and how these feelings shape our behaviour. This post explores emotions’ neurobiological, psychological, and social aspects and their profound impact

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Replacement child syndrome and toxic shame

Trauma therapy for replacement child syndrome: ways to heal toxic shame and strengthen self-esteem Introduction Did you know that trauma therapy for replacement child syndrome and toxic shame is a crucial step towards psychological healing? This blog post is about the importance and effectiveness of trauma therapy in overcoming deep-rooted toxic shame and the effects

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Religion and childhood trauma 05: inclusion and exclusion

The role of the community in religions: Refuge or dungeon Introduction In the “Religion and Childhood Trauma” series, we have previously explored how deeply religious beliefs and practices intervene in children’s early development and psychological well-being. So far, it has been about: Faith and fear, Guilt and atonement, Shame and the sacred, and Authority and

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Religion and childhood trauma 04: between authority and autonomy

Gehorsam und Selbstbestimmung in der kindlichen Entwicklung Rückblick auf die bisherige Serie In unserer fortlaufenden Serie „Religion und Kindheitstrauma“ haben wir untersucht, wie tief religiöse Überzeugungen und Praktiken in die frühe Entwicklung und das psychologische Wohlbefinden von Kindern eingreifen. Die Themen reichten von den prägenden Einflüssen des Heiligen und der Scham über die verstrickten Beziehungen

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Religion and childhood trauma 03: shame and the sacred

The sacred and child development Introduction In various belief systems, concepts of shame and the sacred are at the centre of religious experiences and related to ethics. The sacred is defined by the existence of incorporeal, supernatural forces that are assumed by religions. These forces can be personal or impersonal, such as deities, spirits or

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Religion and childhood trauma 02: guilt and atonement

Sin and guilt – psychological effects on children Introduction It is essential to talk about the psychological impact of religious upbringing on children. Religion has an effect on individual ethical values and even on the legal system in some societies to the point of deriving jurisprudence directly from religious norms. Terms: sin, guilt and atonement

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Religion and childhood trauma 01: faith and fear

Faith under the magnifying glass: religion as a cause of childhood trauma Introduction The relationship between religion, childhood trauma, fear and faith is very complex. Religion was originally intended to calm the fear of the unknowable and uncontrollable. This fear is one of the most primal and powerful human emotions. Fear of the unknown is

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Religion and childhood trauma 00: an introduction

Healing the shadows of religious trauma in childhood: A comprehensive Introduction This introduction is opening a series exploring the complex topic of religion and childhood trauma. Each post will highlight a different aspect. 1.Faith and fear – The tension between fear and faith? 2. Guilt and atonement – the tension between transgression and forgiveness. 3.

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Toxic shame: understanding and overcoming its effects

The profound impact of toxic shame Introduction: The nature of toxic shame Toxic shame is an intense feeling of inferiority and of not being enough. It is a paralysing and pervasive form of shame that is deeply ingrained in the self-image of those affected. It is characterised by feelings of worthlessness, inadequacy and self-loathing. Unlike

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