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Re: ruffled feathers Shadowplayers721

Posted by AuntieMel on August 11, 2004, at 11:22:29

In reply to This ruffled my feathers, but I am combing them, posted by Shadowplayers721 on August 11, 2004, at 0:38:39

We are all swans that feel like ugly ducklings.

I can't give you any studies. I can only answer with (what I hope is) logic.

So we accept the premise that childhood abuse or neglect can cause the brain chemistry to change. Studies have shown that and I have no reason to disagree with them.

BUT we've also seen numerous cases where the brain can adjust to new realities. The person who loses eyesight develops more acute hearing. Injury damaged brains that can be retaught to be functional. Many other brain injuries that can be helped with *physical* therapy. Brains are just organs, and have an amazing ability to generate new cells where needed.

So, it's not really a stretch to think that psychotherapy can help the brain just as much as physical therapy.

Granted you can not change from a three-headed dragon to a butterfly. But you *can* change a caterpiller to a butterfly. It's called Growth.

 

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