Anger is a potent emotion and does have the possibility to be very destructive. It needs to be honoured and acknowledged in a manner that promotes growth, productivity and healing, and when it’s time to let go.
Trauma is usually thought of as something large such as living through a war, pandemic, rape, or life-threatening event like a car crash. Trauma can happen in our everyday life.
Having a Healthy Ego
The concept of the ego can be traced back to Sigmund Freud in the Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality (1923). Freud described the personality as comprised of three elements: the id, the ego, and the super-ego.
Holding Space: What It Means and Why It Is Important
That exposure of our inner world to others opens the door to fostering connection and building a relationship. When we learn how to hold space for ourselves and others, we strengthen the foundation and build trust.
Responses to “Othering”
We have responded to othering through assimilation. This attempts to erase the differences, such as where governments eliminate a language, convert a group to a specific dogma, outlaw or tax the practice of particular ceremonies.
Reparenting Our Inner Child
The Inner Child is not physically real, but a figurative and metaphoric child within each of us. We were all once children, and the Inner Child is that part of ourselves that is childlike in both the positive and negative sense.