Like many parents, I fantasied about the mother I hoped to be. Unfortunately, as a young mother, I experienced the birth of a pre-term baby. The birthing process itself and the subsequent moments following are significant and prepare us to connect with the baby, but in the case of premature birth nothing is known, or expected. Nothing could prepare my daughter and me for the cognitive dissonance we experienced at her birth. I called my uterus the ‘unfaithful uterus’ that betrayed not only her, but also me. A plastic box and a medical team that undoubtedly saved her life were her external uterus.
By Helen Payne and Susan Brooks Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are common and costly in both primary and secondary health care. It is gradually being...
The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration 35th Annual Conference June 2019: Call...
The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) is almost ready for their formal call for submissions for the 35th Annual Conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from Thursday, June 6, to Saturday, June 8, 2019. The conference site will be the University of Lisbon.
When we are on the receiving end of projected shame, blame or guilt, it can cause us to feel so demoralized that we don’t want to accept it. We want to project this shame or blame OUT to almost anywhere we aren’t.
It is no surprise that a child prefers its mother’s voice to those of strangers. Beginning in the womb, a foetus’s developing auditory pathways sense the sounds and vibrations of its mother. Soon after birth, a child can identify its mother’s voice and will work to hear her voice better over unfamiliar female voices.
The Ilana Rubenfeld Foundation (TIRF) is offering a comprehensive, 3-year certification training program. Synergists-in-training will learn and practice the art and skills of a proven and effective healing modality that powerfully combines respectful, listening touch with verbal processing.
Join Ariel Giarretto, MS, LMFT Maci Daye, LPC, and Dr Enver Cesko as they present a three-part series on sexual trauma. A USABP webinar series. Beginning March 7 though March 22, 2017.
In spite of the best intentions, parents tend to repeat the same injuries with their children that they themselves experienced in childhood. When conflicts arise, they are usually tender spots from childhood that resurface. These baffling interactions may happen over and over because their underlying themes are elusive. This workshop is reparative--we will address healing current emotional wounds within and between family members, supporting parents to raise children who have a better foundation for emotional health than they may have received.
Body Psychotherapy case studies: A new collection of 15 Body Psychotherapy Case Studies. Contributors include: Stanley Keleman, Sladjana Djordjevic, Christina Bader Johannson, Courtenay Young, Herbert Grassman, Zoe Schillat, Bernhard Schlage, Galit Serebrenick-Hai, Russell Rose, Jacqueline Carleton, Laura Steckler & Ulrich Sollmann (with Wentian Li); as well as other informational material.
Shame is often experienced as a massive, tornado-like swirl of helplessness and hopelessness that keeps tearing through our hearts and minds, through the very core of our being. Its redundant looping can become stuck on any number of thoughts of inadequacy: I am such a terrible failure; there is no way anyone could ever love me; I shouldn’t even bother trying, there’s no way I’m gonna measure; I don’t want anyone to see me; No one could ever understand what I am going through. It’s as if these voices trap people inside the black hole of shame’s universe, with seemingly no way out.
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