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Old 11-14-2017, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default Study materials bringing up the past...

I am studying to become a counsellor and at the moment am doing a subject on child abuse and neglect.

Itís amazing how much pain is resurfacing for me personally as I make so many connections to the theories and my upbringing with my alcoholic mother. I can hardly get through a single page without getting teary!

Do us ACOAís ever recover from our trauma???
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Study materials bringing up the past...

So sorry for your pain with this. My hope for you is that you will somehow become desensitized by reading on this subject. And through your training as a counsellor will learn techniques that can help you. Alcoholism is a horrible illness that takes many victims along with the alcoholic themselves. Hopefully your studying will help you rise above your upbringing and enhance the qualities that make you a survivor. Your background will no doubt be a part of your becoming an empathetic counsellor.
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