How to Assess Childhood Trauma

How to Assess Childhood Trauma

How to Assess Childhood Trauma Unfortunately we live in a world where extreme childhood trauma and abuse is prevalent. In the United States alone, 34.8 million children (ages 0-17) have experienced at least one traumatic childhood event that can severely harm their future health and well-being. These children grow up into adults that continue to…

What is the ‘Shadow’?

What is the ‘Shadow’? The term ‘shadow’ and ‘shadow working’ are prevalent in today’s spiritual and psychoanalytical worlds. While this concept of the shadow has been explored and described by various thinkers throughout history, perhaps the most influential and well-known exploration of the shadow comes from the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. Jungian philosophy…

Is Shadow Work Dangerous

Is Shadow Work Dangerous?

Is Shadow Work Dangerous? Shadow work is the process of exploring and understanding the unconscious parts of ourselves, including our negative traits, behaviors, and beliefs. It can be a powerful and transformative process, but it can also be challenging and potentially unsettling. So, is shadow work dangerous? In some cases, it can be if there…

What is Gaslighting

What is Gaslighting?

What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that aims to erode the trust an individual has in their own perceptions and reality. The gaslighter intentionally creates a distorted reality in which the victim’s perspective is invalidated, portrayed as faulty, or deemed wrong. This process often takes place over a period of weeks or…

Healing the Father Wound

Healing the Father Wound

Healing the Father Wound The “father wound” is a term used to describe the emotional pain or trauma that a person may experience due to a challenging, abusive, or absent relationship with their father or a father-figure. If the person who played this role in your life was not emotionally stable, loving, caring, and protective,…