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“In writing, we discover so much about what we think and who we are.”

“One of the characteristics of trauma is the deep human desire to repress it and to not deal with the story of the harms that have happened.”

“Our injuries can be like warm blankets that we wrap around ourselves—and they stop us, if we wrap them tightly enough around ourselves, from feeling vulnerable to the world.”

“The constant façade of order hides the wilderness that is craving to seep out and teach us that life wasn’t created to be what we think it is. Beyond words we must experience the wilderness to be taught what cannot be otherwise known.”

“The truth of the matter is, with individual and collective trauma, is that the harm haunts you — haunts your dreams as an individual, haunts your collective unconscious as a society — until you tell the story.”

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“The points to be emphasised are, first, that Freud's psychical energy model originated outside psychoanalysis, and, secondly, that a main motive for his introducing it was in order to ensure that his psychology conformed to what he believed to be the best scientific ideas of the day. Nothing in his clinical observations required or even suggested such a model — as a reading of his early case studies shows. No doubt partly because Freud adhered to the model throughout his lifetime and partly because nothing compellingly better has been available most analysts have continued to employ it.”

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