Just Breathe

The opening Chapter to the novel, ‘Just Breath’, an adult survivor of complex childhood trauma, coming of age novel. 1. Dad’s always made it clear that we’re nothing more than caged rats caught inside a wheel. He often clutched his bottle of scotch to his chest and cried, “Why don’t you love me?” Not knowing… Read More

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 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