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Stories by tian dayton PhD on Medium

The Nature of Traumatic Memory: Why Our Memories Terrifying Events are Spotty

Posted: October 4, 2018, 6:13 pm

As a psychologist who works with trauma, I am very much aware of how difficult it can be to recall details of traumatic experience.Even the question, “can you tell me about your trauma?” can be befuddling, if not somewhat disturbing, to one who has experienced it. In fact, it is the ver...

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Sex Addiction:A New Diagnosis for an Old Behavior: Is Sex Addiction Treatment a Way to Escape the Consequences of Sexual Misbehavior or to Heal? 

Posted: November 18, 2017, 2:11 pm
With all of the recent press around high profile celebrities, considerable attention is being drawn to the rather volatile

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Daily Affirmations

The Dark Night of the Soul


Sharing my deepest shame helps me break out of my sense of isolation and disconnection from others. Secrets that I carry in the silence of my mind and heart divide me from myself and others. When I break my own silence, I crack the hard shell surrounding me and let in the light. I take a chance and trust other people with the banished contents of my mind, and being willing to trust another deepens my trust in myself. I learn that I can survive knowing and allowing others to know. Spirit cannot shine in darkness – it casts darkness away. A dark night of the soul can actually be part of letting in the light. Refused darkness is not light. Refused darkness actually blocks light from coming through. Honest pain and anguish are part of the process of soul growth, they are part of a willingness to grapple with and face the angst that blocks the spirit.
I will share with another what I hold in silent shame.
Confession is good for the soul. Scottish proverb
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