‘Puer aeternus’: Peter pan syndrome

HOOK After recently watching legendary Steven Spielberg film ‘HOOK’  I felt compelled by the meaning behind the mythos. Essentially Pan is a misfit-like teenage warrior who rebels against adult pirates in a fictional paradise known as ‘Neverland’. The cornerstone of his legend is he leader of lost boys who all refuses to GROW UP!  From… Continue reading ‘Puer aeternus’: Peter pan syndrome

Chronic self-blame & forgiving abusers too rapidly

Introduction + resources to check out  After recently reading Pete Walkers book titled ‘The tao of fully feeling: harvesting forgiveness out of blame’ it really triggered my fascination between the dynamics of ‘healthy blame’ & its opposite by definition ‘healthy forgiveness’. Pete Walker is a masterful author in discussing practical & informative knowledge on c-ptsd… Continue reading Chronic self-blame & forgiving abusers too rapidly

Inner-guardianship work: compassionate self-reparenting

Introduction This is probably one of my favourite topics within the whole childhood trauma recovery movement. It was first introduced to me by a man called ‘John Bradshaw’. I have read 3 of his books and was an amazing teacher. The premise of ‘self-reparenting’ is you begin to meet your needs within the present moment… Continue reading Inner-guardianship work: compassionate self-reparenting

Top 10 highly recommended childhood trauma recovery books

Within the book I am writing currently I provide a healing map to navigate through the complex maze of trauma induced in childhood. Given that to at least to small degrees, most people have some form of maladaptive tendencies gained from their family of origin unit which don’t particularly serve them within their current adult… Continue reading Top 10 highly recommended childhood trauma recovery books

Emotional flashback management: dethroning the inner-critics power over the psyche

Something which is unbelievably prevalent within complex childhood trauma survivors (suffers of c-ptsd) is having a ‘violent inner-gollum’ or what most refer to as the ‘inner-critic’. Freud referred to this as the ‘superego’. The superego was described as being used to internalise parental figures rules and dialogue. Used to allow the child to follow the… Continue reading Emotional flashback management: dethroning the inner-critics power over the psyche