Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: Treating the Split State of Mind in Children and Young People Affected by Parental Alienation

Karen Woodall

I work daily with children, young people and adults who are affected by parental alienation.  In doing so I come to notice those things which are similar as well as different in their presentation.  My research work is focused upon the ways in which the split state of mind which causes parental alienation, can be treated in children and young people.  As part of that research I develop therapeutic tools to assist alienated children and young people to understand what has happened to them.

The split state of mind is a defence mechanism which is unconsciously deployed by the child who is in an intolerable position.  My experience of this intolerable position faced by the child is that it is caused by a number of things – all of which point to parental alienation being the spectrum experience it is described as in the International research.

The point at which…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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