Paul DeBlassie III's Blog – February 2016 Archive (3)

Hope for Traumatized Souls...

Psychoanalyst and trauma theorist, Michael Eigen (2009), asserted that the depth psychological process of healing the traumatized soul is a sacrament, “a visible sign of an inward grace” (p. 9). This sacrament —experienced as symbolic contact with the potentially generative instinctual force of the Self—invokes the hope that is essential in addressing trauma and its associated malevolent self-defense system that functions autonomously, beyond the grasp of ego resources. Within the context of…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 23, 2016 at 7:47am — No Comments

To Feel...

Much of psychological healing is devoted to healing the capacity to feel. Rilke, in his Elegy to Marina Tsvetayeva-Efron, writes of the “curious power that transforms us from living beings into survivors.” We do this by learning to feel and respecting feeling in others and ourselves.…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 12, 2016 at 6:51am — 3 Comments

From Your Abundance Something Overflows...

The wise old man wrote, "If you fulfill the pattern that is peculiar to yourself, you have loved yourself, you have accumulated and have abundance; you bestow virtue then because you have luster. You radiate; from your abundance something overflows." Nietezche's…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 4, 2016 at 11:46am — 4 Comments


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