About Assessing for Psychological Wounds
Research suggests that many typical U.S. adults carry up to six psychological wounds from too little early-childhood nurturance. The wounds range from minor to life-threatening. They amplify four other hazards that promote our unremarked U.S. divorce epidemic. The core wound is a personality composed of many disorganized subselves - a reactive, survival-oriented "false self." psychological wounds (a) promote characteristic attitudes and behaviors which (b) cause predictable health and relationship consequences, including unintentionally passing on the wounds to descendants.
Self-improvement Lesson 1 here provides a way to test for these wounds and intentionally reduce them over time. Typical false selves are distrustful, scared, and need to distort reality. They don't trust that wound-assessment and relying on the resident true Self is safe, or that true (vs. pseudo) wound-recovery will promote significant benefits for them and people around them. Normal symptoms of this distrust include thoughts like "This is stupid New Age psychobabble. Forget it!"; "No way I have a 'false self!'"; "Everybody is a little wounded, so no big deal;" "I'm not wounded, but (someone else) is)!"; and "I probably should assess for these wounds. I'll get to it soon...''
Lesson 1 provides several assessment checklists to overcome protective false-self deceptions. Many wounded people must stabilize and control (vs. "cure") one or more addictions before they can progress with full recovery from psychological wounds. Are you willing to assess for psychological wounds now? / video