Humans are wired for connection. We develop emotional resilience and stress tolerance from our earliest experiences with our primary caregivers. These caregivers also help orient us to the world. Research now indicates that we carry our earliest attachment patterns from infancy into adulthood for better or for worse. Continue reading
“The adult survivor of abuse enacting the Victim-Rescuer-Perpetrator triangle is emotionally locked into the child logic of the locus of control shift. The core belief, ‘I am bad,’ gives license to play victim (bad things happen to me because I am bad) or perpetrator (I am bad because I do bad things) rescuer (I am all powerful and so if I try hard enough I can make everything right in my world).” –“Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma, Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity”- Colin A Ross,, M.D., and Naomi Halpern, CQSW.