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childhood trauma

Clearing Childhood Trauma

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Clearing Childhood Trauma

Isabelle watched as her mother raised her hand and the first blow came down. She was beating up her small child again who was crying hard. But this time Isabelle came to the rescue. She stopped the beating and took the little child to safety.

Isabelle, who is an accomplished artist in her craft earning international recognition was on my couch fighting her demons from the past. Her mother’s violence scarred her for life, her childhood fear still haunted her daily. She had constant anxiety, she blew up at people all the time. She was alienating her business partners and her...

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What's shifted?

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What's shifted?

On a sunny California day, in the summer of 1981 Kathleen nearly broke the neck of a five year old boy. It was a backyard bbq, and Kathleen had been skipping on the side of the pool when she decided to jump in. She landed on a little boy who immediately stopped moving. 

People screamed and a man jumped in the pool and pulled the little boy to safety. Kathleen, terrified, crawled out of the pool and ran to her father looking for comfort. But her father grabbed her by the shoulders and berated her ceaselessly injecting his own personal demons...

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Who's in Charge?

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Who's in Charge?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. She was succeeding as an artist in her craft, earning recognition from all over the world. Yet, on the inside she was scared. Events that scarred her during her childhood still haunted her and were affecting her life. She was alienating her business and romantic relationships by reacting to them with the rage of the child who had been beaten, and angry and sad that no one had defended her.

But that had happened in the past, and this was the present. If her mother attempted to beat her now, she wouldn’t be as afraid as when she was a child, since she would now have the ability as an adult to defend herself 

The first step for her, and anyone else with this dilemma, is to realise...

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