Writing Core Wounds V

​Writing Core Wounds VAccessing the story of my core wounds through fictionWriting the story, ‘Just Breathe’ gave me the space, structure and power to change things enough to make it possible for me to articulate my emotional world. It was actually through writing this story that I came to learn and accept that I am an… Read More

Writing Core Wounds IV

​The past shadows us until we shine a light on itA splinter that doesn’t get removed becomes deeply embedded, increasingly sore and begins to infect the surrounding flesh. The splinter must come out. Regardless of how long it is stuck in the body, it must be removed just as a core wound needs to heal.… Read More

Writing Core Wounds II

​Knowing the stories informing a core wound is keyAdults with parts still stuck in the earlier stages of development due to childhood wounds are in those areas, very much remain children lacking the resources necessary to progress in helping themselves. It’s essential that they are given and receive what’s needed to undo the damage incurred… Read More

Writing Core Wounds I

Core wounds form in childhood and persist throughout adulthood when left untended. During our formative years, the ‘self’ as separate from others develops. This is a vulnerable period where we are highly impressionable and dependent on others for adequate safety, meeting of our needs and nurture to grow. Developmentally, children often lack the cognitive resources to… Read More