A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy - Part 3, Chapters 65-69 Summary & Analysis

Annie G. Rogers
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Part 3, Chapters 65-69 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 65, Annie wrote that she realizes that as Blumenfeld pushed her toward a question or feeling that she didn't have words for, she would respond in a non-verbal physical assault. This assault would generally be followed by a space in time of which she would have no memory. This lack of memory seemed to be the act of Annie drawing into herself and retreating into a safe place or safe personality.

It was during this same time that Annie began to make connections between her own abandonment by her father and Ben's abandonment by his first foster mother. As Annie tried to unravel her own feelings about her father, she wondered if memories of early childhood, and perhaps her earliest abuse, are forgotten because they are not put into words. Annie reported in her book that...

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