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Acute Stress

The Forensics of Relationships: Emotional Crime Scenes #10

"The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it." ~ Wendell Barry.

In the last blog we looked at how to match a trigger in the present with a memory from the past. This activity is about using your pre-frontal cortex and your Limbic system structures to match a trigger...
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Acute Stress

The Forensics of Relationships: Emotional Crime Scenes #9

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see." ~ Winston Churchill.

Archaeologists excavate sites in order to learn something about the past. The more we know about the past, the more we will be able to use that information in the present and in crafting what we want our future to look like.

Just how important is your past when it comes to finding, establishing, maintaining and cultivating significant interpersonal relationships?

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Acute Stress

The Forensics of Relationships: Emotional Crime Scenes #8

"It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. " ~ Rose Kennedy.

So far we have covered the following psychosocial stages of development as it applies to human development and the developing couple: normal autism, hatching, practicing, separation individuation, and the oedipal stage.

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The Latency Stage...
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Acute Stress

The Forensics of Relationships: Emotional Crime Scenes #7

"There are certain clues at a crime scene which by their very nature do not lend themselves to being collected or examined. How'd one collect love, rage, hatred, These are things that we're trained to look for." ~ James Reese.

We left off in the last blog discussing relationships and the development of a human being. It is my premise that relationships develop in a similar way to the way we developed from infancy...
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