Fragmented reflections: How alienated children become trapped in the broken mirror

“the brain’s innate physical structure and two separate, specialized hemispheres facilitate left brain-right brain disconnection under conditions of threat. Capitalizing on the tendency of the left brain to remain positive, task-oriented, and logical under stress, these writers hypothesized that the disconnected left brain side of the personality stays focused on the tasks of daily living,Continue reading “Fragmented reflections: How alienated children become trapped in the broken mirror”

moving the family furniture: therapeutic treatment of alienation of children in divorce and separation

Whilst many people claim to understand the issue of alienation of children in divorce and separation, not many know how to treat it successfully. Many who say they treat the problem, use the approach of ‘trying it for themselves’ in the belief that they know better than others. As Steve Miller M.D says however, thisContinue reading “moving the family furniture: therapeutic treatment of alienation of children in divorce and separation”

structural and systemic Treatment of induced psychological splitting in children of divorce and separation

The core of what we are working with when children are induced to use psychological splitting in divorce and separation is, the alienation of the self from the self which begins with the child. This is a splitting pathology, in which the child is forced back into the paranoid/schizoid position identified by Klein as aContinue reading “structural and systemic Treatment of induced psychological splitting in children of divorce and separation”

Broken Mirrors: The underlying harms in alienation of children

Continuing on with the theme of underlying harms, this week I have been working with families affected by alienation of children, in which the core reason for removal from a parent is serious attachment disorder. Attachment disorder is one of the reasons why children are moved in residence transfer and it is worth explaining whatContinue reading “Broken Mirrors: The underlying harms in alienation of children”