Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Trauma and Psychoanalysis

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As I near the completion of my two year psychoanalytic trauma studies program, I reflect on the understanding I have gained of how important dissociation plays a role in trauma and the human psyche. Dissociation can be understood as the unconscious fragmentation of traumatic memories for survival of the mind and spirit.  Repression, on the […]

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Trauma in the Body

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Trauma is more than just an incident or series of painful exposures in childhood or adulthood. Trauma lives in your body and navigates the lens of which you perceive the world. We unconsciously interact, react, and respond to others carrying stored trauma and pain in our body. Our bodies don’t lie. We can force ourselves […]

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Domestic Violence among Americans

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Domestic violence is intimate partner violence. Emotional, verbal, physical and psychological abuse all constitutes forms of violence. It knows no socioeconomic status; both the wealthy and impoverished are plagued with its effects. Domestic violence does not discriminate within sexual orientation. Intimate partner violence remains the most common form of violence against women, while numbers are […]

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Five ways to combat domestic violence

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1. Safety plan: Consider your safety, or the safety of the loved one dealing with domestic violence, as a very important priority. It is important that all victims of domestic violence have a written contractual agreement with themselves and a loved one, which states the plan of action in the event the victim feels in […]

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Dynamics of Domestic Violence

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Both men and women can suffer domestic violence. It can take the shape of emotional abuse, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, and physical abuse. Many cases go unreported because of shame, feelings of “not being masculine enough”, and fear of judgment by society of not being a “good enough partner”. Research shows, that while domestic violence […]

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