" ... So much of what the world knows about childhood sexual abuse is inaccurate because the 85% of us who don’t deal with the abuse during childhood are absent from the research. Living openly not only gives us a voice, it dispels the myths..." Read more of this quote from Talking Trees: Adults Survivors of CSA
Do you ever wonder if other people have had certain experiences you took for granted (especially as a child), but looking back you really start to wonder if it was common to many, or rare treasures?
This is how I would put it: the deepest wounds in us, the ones that show up for us in every day in a myriad of ways, leave a longing to be healed, and they can only be healed by us. We can have guidance and help, of course, from a counselor, friends, family, but only we can truly heal ourselves. This is why I teach the expressive arts ... (read more)
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No one escapes pathology, for no one remains unwounded. - James Hollis, Ph.D facebook page
The capacity for growth depends on one's ability to internalize and to take personal responsibility. If we forever see our life as a problem caused by others, a problem to be 'solved,' then no change will occur. - James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife