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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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Dependent personality disorder

Psychotherapy for dependent personality disorder Introduction People who have dependent personality disorder (DPD) struggle with a strong need for security in their relationships, which, on the other hand, they are never entirely sure of. This blog post is about how clarification-orientated psychotherapy helps to overcome dependent personality disorder and what practical strategies exist to strengthen

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Overcoming toxic shame: a guide to maintaining a positive self-image

Permanently free from toxic shame: pathways to sustaining a positive self-image Introduction Toxic shame has a profound effect on self-image. After successfully overcoming it, self-compassion and a focus on personal strengths and successes are important. Treat yourself kindly and warmly for self-compassion, respect yourself and encourage yourself. Gestures such as placing a hand gently on

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Self-doubt and toxic shame

From overthinking to self-acceptance: how to overcome self-doubt and toxic shame 1. Self-doubt and trauma identity Self-doubt … questions your own abilities, decisions, or self-worth. Instead of a reflection and examination, doubts are negative thoughts or inner criticism that do not deepen knowledge about oneself, but rather impair confidence in one’s own competence and self-image.

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Childhood Trauma: “The Art of Loving”

Life help from Erich Fromm Introduction “Is love an art?” asked the psychoanalyst and philosopher Erich Fromm in 1956 and developed his theory of love in response. He analysed who, why and how we love. The book also looked at the disintegration of love in contemporary Western society, and his thoughts on this have lost

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Toxic relationships: break free! Recognizing and Overcoming the Power of Unhealthy Patterns. Reading Sample

Out of toxic relationships at last Toxic relationships seem to be on everyone’s lips right now. Some people feel trapped in a toxic relationship and want to break free. Then they feel hurt by the other person. Others need to realize that it is they who are hurting their partner. They feel ashamed and want

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Toxic relationships: break free! Recognizing and Overcoming the Power of Unhealthy Patterns

Dear readers, There hasn’t been a new entry in this wiki blog for a while. Now I am thrilled to announce my new book, “Breaking Free from Toxic Relationships: Recognizing and Overcoming the Power of Unhealthy Patterns.” This book tackles the important topic of toxic relationships, which many of us have experienced at some point

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Childhood trauma: how cPTSD influences body-image

Wounded soul: when the body becomes a stage for pain. I. Introduction. Moods affect not only how we feel, but also how we perceive the world and ourselves. For many who have experienced childhood trauma, self-perception means a constant struggle with a negative self-image and body-image. Childhood trauma can significantly affect a person’s self and

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