Beyond the Violation of the Self
An excerpt from an interview with William Jump with Inner Realm Magazine
BD: Why did you write “Beyond the Violation of the Self”?
WJ: What was opening up to me took me out of the five-sense psychology paradigm and clearly aligned me with a Transpersonal/ Spiritual Psychology perspective that combines psychological healing with spiritual growth. As my caseload continued to fill up with clients who were carrying childhood wounds and who needed the deeper work, patterns of symptoms and manifestations continued to unfold that would coincide with the incredible research on dissociation and trauma. Even more astounding was the “inner realm”, the non-physical world of guides, helpers and teachers that continued to emerge during the healing process. It was easy to understand when a child helper of a teenage sexual abuse victim says-I am nobody, I felt ashamed, I never felt loved- that she the host would continue to have self esteem problems ten years after her abuse. It was clear, only when these feelings were resolved could the teenager move on and feel better about herself.