Core Wound: “I’m Defective”

In a nutshell, core beliefs are a person’s most central ideas about themselves, others, and the world. These beliefs act like a lens or pair of glasses through which every situation and life experience is seen. In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), core beliefs are believed to underlie automatic ...

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Core Wounds – “I Am Unknown”

The desire to be known is at the core of the human experience. We were created for a relationship with God and for relationships with each other, in which we are fully known and fully loved. This is why the core wound of “I am unknown” can feel especially deep and painful. A core wound is pain that ...

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What is a Core Wound? 

Core wounds. Perhaps you have never heard of such a term, but chances are, you have dealt with them in some way. A core wound is a deep emotional wound, most often formed from suppressed pain and emotions internalized from a significant event, usually in childhood. This pain will likely grow and ...

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Sex Addiction and our Relational Wounds

We come into this world expecting that our needs are going to be met. From the womb to our last breath, we yearn for affirmation, comfort, care, security, guidance, and a place of belonging. When these needs are appropriately attuned to, we tend to have a good sense of who we are, where we want to ...

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‘Tis the Season to be Depressed and Overwhelmed

Christmas is a joyous and beautiful time of the year and yet you may find yourself overwhelmed and depressed. It is that time of year where the Christmas trees have been adorned with lights and decorations, and the joyous sound of Christmas carols can be heard in malls, shopping centers and ...

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