Ghosts In the Attic

“Intergenerational Complexes in Analytical Psychology: The Suffering of Ghosts …This book shows how the cultural unconscious with its multiple group dynamics, identities, nationalities, seething differences of conflicts, polarizations, and individual personalities are organized by cultural complexes and narrated by archetypal story formations, which the author calls ‘phantom narratives’. …” (Amazon.com) *** Background: Since signing upContinue reading “Ghosts In the Attic”

Traumatic Emotional Impacts Become Looping Negative Memories

Saw a short video by Dr. Pat Ogden, the creator of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, on helping a young anxiety client to counter her own reactive responses to the world around her. Ogden is one of the few well-known psychotherapists who treat clients more holistically recognizing that the kinetic movements or posturing of the physical body oftenContinue reading “Traumatic Emotional Impacts Become Looping Negative Memories”

The Wounded-Child Within

Love that picture above.   It expresses so clearly our inner need for closeness without all these additional words that I will soon add here. It shows our need to reach out to others and to be recognized and ACCEPTED by others—to truly be seen as a ‘being of substance’ within the structural framework ofContinue reading “The Wounded-Child Within”

An Unfortunate Time for Inner Reflection

Normally I would suggest that spending quality time in isolation is a perfect way to meditate and reflect on our lives, etc., but there is too much at stake here for flippancy, and I doubt that many would see this period of time as advantageous for much of anything. I will say that if youContinue reading “An Unfortunate Time for Inner Reflection”

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