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Oprah and the Hole in the Soul

When Oprah talks, people listen Let’s hope Oprah’s message in her interview about Developmental Trauma penetrates the veil of denial about its presence in our American culture. She says it’s time to connect the dots between what happens to people in early childhood and the problems they are having in their adult lives. Pulling No […]

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The Good News and the Bad News About Attachment

First the Bad News Dr. Mary Main and her associates at UC Berkeley have been conducting research since 1986 about how infants form their early attachments to their mothers during the first year of life. In her long-term follow-up studies with infants, she discovered that an infant’s attachment style at the age of 12 months predicts almost perfectly their attachment style for the […]

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Mental Illness . . . REALLY?

This information from webmd.com really freaked me out! What Causes Anxiety Disorders? The exact cause of anxiety disorders is unknown; but anxiety disorders — like other forms of mental illness — are not the result of personal weakness, a character flaw, or poor upbringing. As scientists continue their research on mental illness, it is becoming clear that many […]

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Freaked Out 101: An Online Course

 Freaked Out 101: How Hidden Developmental Traumas Can Disrupt Your Life and Relationships, is an online designed to help you better understand why you get anxious and freak out in certain situations and around certain people. Our research shows that at least 90 percent of adults have some hidden developmental traumas that disrupt their lives in some significant way. […]

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