Re-Parenting the Alienated Child: Reconnecting to the Felt Sense Through Directive Therapy

Karen Woodall

This week I continue my work with young people who have suffered the pathologically split state of mind.  These young people have reunited with a parent but continue to struggle with the way in which their psychological and emotional self has been affected by the impact of splitting.  The outcome for these young people is poor, even though they have reunited with the parent they had rejected when they were younger.  All report the same symptoms, the same struggles –

They are prey to emotionally and psychologically embodied responses which distance them from the parent they once rejected – one young person describes it as a feeling of inner revulsion that arises within, prompting a desire to run away.

They cannot feel real in relationships with their peers.

Intimate relationships can go so far but no further, all report being unable to commit themselves to a partner, some have repeatedly…

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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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