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Part 10. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother As Home Base

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash from Jasmin Lee Cori: The message associated with this is "I'm here for you." When you really take that in, then even in adulthood you will reference Mother as the place you can always come back to for refueling, comfort, or support. When the world beats you down, when your… Continue reading Part 10. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother As Home Base

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Part 9. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Protector

Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash From Jasmin Lee Cori: With separateness comes danger. In the best of circumstances, Mother is there providing protection. A very young child often senses Mother as all-powerful. She shatters the darkness, shoos away noisy children and barking dogs. If the mother consistently protects the child from intrusive and overwhelming… Continue reading Part 9. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Protector

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Part 8. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Mentor

Photo by Jamie Templeton on Unsplash From Jasmin Lee Cori: Here Mother is teacher not simply of some isolated subject but of a much bigger curriculum. She orients the child to successfully living in the world. She teaches her child how to get along with others, how to make good decisions, and how to manage… Continue reading Part 8. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Mentor

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Part 7. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Cheerleader

Photo by Rajiv Perera on Unsplash Mother As Cheerleader From Jasmin Lee Cori: A mother may have difficulty cheerleading for several reasons. She may be so undermothered and unsupported herself that she doesn't know about cheerleading, she may be more focused on her own needs for support, she may be unaware of her child's needs,… Continue reading Part 7. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Cheerleader

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Part 6. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Mirror

Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash Mother as Mirror From Jasmin Lee Cori: A mother's role in providing reflection is one of her most important. It is how children feel known and come to know themselves. Mirroring happens both verbally and nonverbally, and there are several levels to it. The first is one where children… Continue reading Part 6. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Mirror

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Part 5. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Nurturer

Photo by Valeria Zoncoll on Unsplash Mother As Nurturer From The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori [affiliate link]: Since a child's first language is touch, much will be communicated by the mother's holding and handling of the infant as well as by the way she continues to touch her growing child. Does the… Continue reading Part 5. The Genesis of my CPTSD: Mother as Nurturer

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Part 2. The Genesis of My C-PTSD – Mother as Place of Attachment

Photo by Emma Frances Logan on Unsplash I realized that stating "The Genesis of CPTSD" in the title for this series was open to misinterpretation. This is very much about how mine started and so I made that adjustment. Your mileage may vary. Mother as Place of Attachment From The Emotionally Absent Mother (affiliate link):… Continue reading Part 2. The Genesis of My C-PTSD – Mother as Place of Attachment

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Part 1. The Genesis of My C-PTSD – Mother as Source: The Hostile Womb

Photo by Camila Cordeiro on Unsplash In her book, The Emotionally Absent Mother, Jasmin Lee Cori cites ten faces of a good mother, which I'm considering as I finish writing my trauma memoir. Her list of ten are Source, Place of Attachment, First Responder, Modulator, Nurturer, Mirror, Cheerleader, Mentor, Protector, and Home Base.  Unfortunately, my… Continue reading Part 1. The Genesis of My C-PTSD – Mother as Source: The Hostile Womb