Category Archives: Abuse

Shame Hurts

John Bradshaw defined shame as the conviction that you–your very existence is a mistake. He once told me that his book, “Healing the Shame that Binds You” was the one that sold the most copies. Shame may be a natural … Continue reading

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Old Trauma, New Problem

Trauma, that you may think was resolved long ago, can still have a surprising impact on your life today. There was a clear demonstration of that problem with a couple I saw recently. They were having “communication problems.” That phrase … Continue reading

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Creating and Recreating Stories

Who influenced the stories you told yourself as a child? Much of my career as a Psychotherapist has been about helping clients answer that question and then decide whether they would still listen to those influencers today. Those stories matter, … Continue reading

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