As a Narrative Therapy Practitioner and one with lived experiences of tge impact of traumas, I absolutely disagree with being a slave to our own mind and unable to help ourselves. What we become slaves to is layer upon layer of lived experiences and of external influences that teach us to be slaves. For example, a person born in poverty whose parents have relationship with drugs due to hopelessness which was caused by living in a society without safety nets and with greed which caused a small percentage of the population to consume much and which created the poverty in the first place and treats persons in poverty as if somehow their becoming a thief to survive is that person's fault.
I do agree a person can become a slave to other's ideas about them as 'less than' and sometimes this then is internalized into their own mindset and thinking of 'worthless.' None of us is born into a vacuum, we are each impacted by the family we grew up in, gender/cultural/societal norms and Watson of thinking. Additionally to trauma. It is amazing to me how one can then stand up to this and make healthy choices.
On Sep 5, 2022 Kristin Pedemonti wrote :