Category Archives: Body

Discounting the Past

Today I would like to respond to comments made earlier this month on the ‘home’ page here. My first impulse was being saddened by the confusion and despair readers felt by some of my latest post. However, it didn’t take long for me to get excited. Every time someone presents a challenge it gives me – …

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The Importance of Eyebrow Position

April / May is usually the time Aucklanders enjoy the Comedy Festival. Warming up to a performance she wants me to go to with her, my daughter showed me the following video clip! Have Fun! http://www.youtube.com/v/O6KBPGQPswQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b

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Carnival Edition July 2009: The Body

Another edition of the 'Blog Carnival Recovery from Sexual Abuse' is out. The latest topic we explored was the impact of sexual abuse on a person's body. As always, a wide variety of contributions have been posted and I trust you will find interesting information. Follow this link 

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The Body Pays The Price

Leonie was very tired. Her shoulders have dropped and her head had fallen forward resting on her chest. Unable to muster the strength needed for balancing her head upright on her fatigued body, Leonie feels the floor opening and becoming a vortex inviting her into the never ending downwards spiral.  She hears a seductive whisper …

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DID And The Body: Driving A Courtesy Car

Whenever I bring my car to the garage for service I have to ‘play it right’ to get a courtesy car. I can’t just go and be sure to have one given to me. The usual answer is “…sorry madam, there are no cars left.” I have to put myself into the shoes of the …

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DID And The Body: Driving A Courtesy Car

Whenever I bring my car to the garage for service I have to ‘play it right’ to get a courtesy car. I can’t just go and be sure to have one given to me. The usual answer is “…sorry madam, there are no cars left.” I have to put myself into the shoes of the …

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The Impact of Abuse

The trauma of sexual abuse is most harmful to a person’s self-development because it signifies the severing of intersubjective connections with caring others. Honneth (1995b, p. 132) understands sexual abuse as the withholding of recognition through love that deprives a person of “…The successful integration of physical and emotional qualities [which are] subsequently broken up …

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