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All of Me: How Did I Lose All of Me? | Janina Fisher, PhD
Friday, February 18, 2022, 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM
This is a webinar via Zoom:
Five Friday Seminar
Registration is required before Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:35 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
In the context of abusive parenting, splitting or alienation from self is a survival strategy that maintains children’s attachment to caregivers by disowning themselves as “bad” or “unlovable.” This deeply painful failure of self-acceptance may result in lifelong shame and self-loathing, difficulty self-soothing, and complications in relationships with others. Without internal compassion and some sense of worth, it is difficult to take in the compassion and acceptance of others. To overcome alienation from self, therapy must focus on cultivating clients’ mindful awareness of their disowned selves and disowned experience. As clients discover their trauma-related younger selves and bring them “home” emotionally, they spontaneously begin to feel an internal sense of safety that changes the felt experience of abandonment and betrayal. By integrating strategies inspired by Structural Dissociation theory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems into our work, we will explore the therapeutic power of fostering internal secure attachment to clients’ most deeply disowned selves.