Monthly Archives: February 2024

1996: Voices from the Dead

From workshop with Deena Metzger at Rowe, February 1996 “When we think of the voices within us we must include the dead.” What dead are alive in you now? What are stories about your relationship with the dead?   … … Continue reading

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1996: Two Versions of Father’s Death

This is an exercise from the Workshop with Deena at Rowe in February 1996.  After identifying different selves Deena asks us to identify one story that two of your selves share:  I choose my father’s death, shared by the one … Continue reading

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1996: How Can I Express the Totality of What’s in Me?

This was written in a workshop with Deena Metzger in February 1996.  One of the exercises was to find the right form of the question “I am the woman who asks…”  Quite a bit of work to find the right … Continue reading

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The Traumatized Baby

This is a repost of something first posted in July 2010.  So amazing.  Here I am working with parts before I had any idea about the Internal Family Systems work. It’s also how I’ve been feeling this week: “I feel … Continue reading

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Talk with Youngest Part

At least I think/feel it’s the youngest. She can’t talk so I have to sense her feelings. I was reading James Hollis’s book What Matters Most, and got to the part where he talks about doing what your soul wants … Continue reading

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Trauma Survivors have Difficulty Experiencing Love

This is from Gretchen Schmelzer’s blog: For those of you who have been hurt or who grew up with trauma you may know the word love, but you may not understand what it means. Or maybe you understand what it … Continue reading

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Help from Inner Teacher

Written today. Looking back, I see that I’ve only written one post about the knee pain. Reading it reminds me that my early trauma can trigger me into feeling more helpless than I am. After one week of feeling considerably … Continue reading

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Victim Story

I read a piece on the CAC’s Daily Meditation.  It’s about the story of victimization.  Of course, a lot of people have had their lives made more difficult by various conditions, poverty, race, gender, etc. I see that the problem … Continue reading

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“I Choose to Trust…”

From my journal for September 1994 and first posted in December 2022: And finally I came to see (again again) that this miserable wimp is herself my task, this person who is so sensitive and precariously balanced, who can’t even … Continue reading

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