To understand — and treat or overcome — problems associated with attachment and trauma, it’s imperative to understand how parts of the brain function.
It is well known that trauma has many negative effects on children and adults, including PTSD, depression, medical conditions and substance abuse. An alternative perspective, however, is that trauma can result in positive outcomes.
Bad parenting and child abuse have long-reaching consequences, but there is a way to heal. Sherry Hamby, Ph.D., outlines in an article at Psychology Today that that among the best ways to heal is to tell one’s story of abuse: “Telling your own story can help you organize what happened to you and put it […]