Warrior I

The opening Chapter to Warrior, an adult survivor of complex childhood trauma coming of age novel. 1. Dad’s always made it clear that we’re nothing more than caged rats caught inside a spinning wheel. He once clutched an empty bottle of scotch to his chest and said, “We all need a poison of choice to... Continue Reading →


Writing Core Wounds IV

Continuing on from Writing Core Wounds III. Accessing the story of my core wounds through fiction Writing the story ‘Warrior’ gave me the space, structure and power to change things enough to make it possible for me to articulate my emotional world. It was actually through writing this story that I came to learn and... Continue Reading →

Writing Core Wounds III

Continuing on from Writing Core Wounds II. The past shadows us until we shine light on it A splinter that doesn’t get removed, becomes deeply embedded, increasingly sore and begins to infect its environment. The splinter, regardless of how long it is stuck in the body, always needs to come out. So too does a... Continue Reading →

Writing Core Wounds II

Continuing on from Writing Core Wounds I. Knowing the stories informing a core wound is key Adults with parts still stuck in the earlier stages of development due to childhood wounds are in those areas, very much still children lacking the resources necessary to progress in helping themselves. It’s important that they be given and... Continue Reading →

Writing Core Wounds I

Core wounds result from childhood experiences that emotionally, physically and psychologically disturb or injure the developing self. During the formative years of human development, the 'self' or a sense of who we are as separate from others is forming. This period is vulnerable, impressionable and dependent on others holding a safe and nurturing space for... Continue Reading →


A common obstacle that gets in the way of expressing one's story is not knowing where to start or how to go about piecing it together. Instead of working with the cliche to "start somewhere" nothing is expressed. Consequently, one's story remains inside, silent, fragmented and unprocessed. To "start somewhere" is to take a huge... Continue Reading →

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