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Abusive and Controlling Relationships

Abusive and Controlling Relationships

Abusive Brainwashing Techniques | Tools of Abusive Wives | Battered Men This is how she gets what she wants. She brainwashes you using methods similar to those of prison guards who recognize that physical control is never easily accomplished without the cooperation of the prisoner. NO, this does not mean she's a supremely intelligent individual. The abuser keeps the victim unaware of what is going on and what changes are taking place. The abuser controls the victim's time and physical environment and works to suppress much of the victim's old behavior. The abuser instills in the victim a sense of powerlessness, fear, and dependency. The most effective way to gain that cooperation is through subversive manipulation of the mind and feelings of the victim, who then becomes a psychological, as well as a physical, prisoner. Kellie Jo Holly over at Verbal Abuse Journals has this to say regarding our doubts that we've been brainwashed by those closest to us. Likewise, you are NOT some sort of idiot for succumbing to brainwashing. Biderman's Chart of Coercion:

Harmonious Awakening | Dennis Lewis: Explorations into Breath, Awakening, and the Wholeness of Life Epiphenom Wrong facts stick in memory "Misinformation...continued to influence memory and reasoning." Image: flyparade/iStockphoto Humans are taught from an early age to tell the truth so if we realise the facts have been misrepresented, we do our best to set the record straight. The study by Assistant Professor Ullrich Ecker, Professor Stephan Lewandowsky and David Tang, from UWA's School of Psychology, was first published last year in Memory & Cognition journal and is featured this month in another journal Scientific American. Professor Ecker said information that was initially thought to be correct, but later retracted or corrected, often continued to influence memory and reasoning. "It occurs even if the retraction or correction is well remembered and is often referred to as ‘the continued influence effect of misinformation'," Professor Ecker said. "Our study investigated whether the continued influence of misinformation can be reduced by explicitly warning people at the outset that they may be misled."

The Relationship Between Exercise and Inflammation (and What It Means for Your Workouts) Since we’ve been on an inflammation kick the past couple weeks, I figured I’d start covering some of the areas of health and lifestyle that interact with inflammation. That doesn’t exactly narrow things down, seeing as how inflammation is involved in just about everything, but it does give me plenty of things to discuss. Today’s topic, exercise, was a little tricky, because the relationship between exercise and inflammation is anything but straightforward, seemingly fraught with inconsistencies and facts that appear to contradict one another. Exercise reduces inflammation, but it also increases it. Sound confusing? See for yourself. There are many more out there, but the general gist is that regular exercise tends to lower markers of systemic inflammation while acute exercise increases markers of acute inflammation. Effective exercise is inflammatory exercise… to a point. Avoid inflammatory plateaus. Track your training. Yeah, exercise is a funny subject.

The Anima, Animus & Alchemy "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]." Adam McLean's Gallery The opening three illustrations to this process, indicate the realm within which this transformation occurs and introduces the Prima Materia. We interpret this series as a process for the integration of the three facets of man - the Body, Soul and Spirit. In illustration 1, we have a picture of man's inner soul world. Thus we have here a picture of the unintegrated soul realm of man. Thus even at the beginning of the work, the alchemist will have help from the spiritual world. In illustration 3, the process moves one stage further. See also:

Georges I. Gurdjieff Georges I. Gurdjieff Leben[Bearbeiten] Begegnungen mit bemerkenswerten Menschen[Bearbeiten] Gurdjieff kam im griechischen Viertel der zum zaristischen Russland gehörigen Stadt Alexandropol (heute Gjumri, Armenien) zur Welt. Die in seinen Pässen aufgeführten Geburtsdaten reichen vom 1. Sein Vater, Ioannis Georgiadis (griechisch Ιωάννης Γεωργιάδης) war ein wohlhabender Viehbesitzer und wirkte als Aschoch (Barde), seine Mutter war Armenierin. Nachdem die Herden der Familie an einer Seuche zugrunde gingen (vermutlich 1872/73), eröffnete der verarmte Vater einen Holzhandel, mit dem er jedoch 1877 scheiterte. 1883 zog Gurdjieff nach Tiflis. 1908 ließ er sich in Taschkent nieder, wo er begann, in der Öffentlichkeit zu wirken. Um der Oktoberrevolution und deren Folgen zu entkommen, zogen Gurdjieff und seine Studenten über den Kaukasus nach Tiflis, wo er im September 1919 ein erstes Institut eröffnete. Institut für die harmonische Entwicklung des Menschen[Bearbeiten] Werk[Bearbeiten]

Religious Trauma Syndrome by Marlene Winell For more detail, see the 3-part series published in “Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Today” and here:Part 1: RTS: It’s Time to Recognize itPart 2: Understanding RTS: The Trauma From ReligionPart 3: Understanding RTS: The Trauma of Leaving Religion Religious Trauma Syndrome has a very recognizable set of symptoms, a definitive set of causes, and a debilitating cycle of abuse. There are ways to stop the abuse and recover. Symptoms of Religious Trauma Syndrome: • Cognitive: Confusion, poor critical thinking ability, negative beliefs about self-ability & self-worth, black & white thinking, perfectionism, difficulty with decision-making • Emotional: Depression, anxiety, anger, grief, loneliness, difficulty with pleasure, loss of meaning • Social: Loss of social network, family rupture, social awkwardness, sexual difficulty, behind schedule on developmental tasks Causes of Religious Trauma Syndrome: Cycle of Abuse Salvation is not a free gift after all. Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

Lingering Lies: The Persistent Influence of Misinformation After people realize the facts have been fudged, they do their best to set the record straight: judges tell juries to forget misleading testimony; newspapers publish errata. But even explicit warnings to ignore misinformation cannot erase the damage done, according to a new study from the University of Western Australia. Psychologists asked college stu­dents to read an account of an ac­cident involving a busload of elderly passengers. The students were then told that, actually, those on the bus were not elderly. For some students, the information ended there. Students who had been warned about misinformation or given the alternative story were less likely than control subjects to make inferences using the old information later—but they still erred sometimes, agreeing with statements such as “the pas­sengers found it difficult to exit the bus because they were frail.”

HOW TO STERILIZE A WOUND IN AN UNSTERILE ENVIRONMENT HOW TO STERILIZE A WOUND IN AN UNSTERILE ENVIRONMENT ---------------------------------------------------- How to do it normally: 1) First wash your hands and around the wound site. 2) Wear latex gloves. 3) Sterilize any items that will come in contact with the wound. 4) Remove any debris with sterilized tools. 5) Irrigate the wound site with a saline solution. 6) Dress the wound in sterile bandages. How to do it without the needed equipment: 1) Unable to wash your hands or the wound site? 2) Unable to wear latex gloves? 3) Sterilize any items that will come in contact with the wound by one of the methods mentioned above or boil it for 5 minutes. 4) Remove any debris with sterilized tools, if you have no other choice then use your fingers or sterilized cloth/ plastic wrap/ plastic bag ect... as a barrier between your hands and the wound. 5) Irrigate the wound with a saline (1 part salt / to 5 parts water) solution. 6) Dress the wound in sterile bandages.

Butterflies – Bad Vöslau, Austria