The [Wounds + Unawareness] Cycle
From clinical research since 1986, this presentation summarizes a lethal stressor for average people and families: unawareness and psychological wounds.
Until family adults understand and reduce both stressors, they unintentionally pass them on to their kids - spreading the toxic [wounds + ignorance] cycle in our culture.
This 7-slide presentation…
summarizes this toxic cycle, and …
Includes links to articles about identifying and reducing wounds and unawareness.
The ideas here apply to all adults, whether they’re parents or not.
Pause and say out loud what you seek here – why are you reading this?
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Suggestion: study these slides in order before following links to more detailed articles. To return to the last-viewed slide, click the left arrow
Basic premises – are you a “Grown Wounded Child”?
Unawareness of what?
A diagram of the [wounds + unawareness] cycle
How to break the cycle
Options and feedback
Are You a “GWC”?
See if you agree with these premises:
Families exist to fill the physical + psychological + and spiritual needs of their adults and kids
- i.e. to nurture.
knowledge and wholistic health determine how well they fill their family members’ needs, so families range from “low nurturance” to “high nurturance”
When young kids experience significant abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment in low-nurturance homes, they develop up to six psychological “wounds”:
Excessive shame, guilts, fears, and reality distortions (like denial),
Difficulty trusting people appropriately, and possibly…
An inability to feel. love, and bond with other people.
Unless they get knowledgeable help to reduce their wounds, kids become
“Grown Wounded Children” (GWCs). They show behavioral symptoms of their wounds.
Their wounds + unawareness promote significant problems like abuse, abandonment, self-neglect, divorce, abortion, obesity, addiction, crime, gangs, bigotry, cults, school dropouts, depression. suicide, homelessness, murder, corruption, and
Unhealed GWCs tend to unconsciously choose other GWCs as mates and associates,
repeatedly, despite major stress – so GWC mates often divorce.
GWC couples unconsciously co-create low-nurturance families and wound their kids.
Unawareness of What?
How the Cycle Works
How to Break the Cycle