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  1. Teeya
    July 29, 2021 @ 3:16 pm

    What an amazing story that you have shared, Patricia! It was so powerful it brought tears to my eyes. What a lot of wisdom you have acquired!
    PS Would you ever consider sharing it as one of the blogs on the FJ-TTT website?


    • Patricia Morgan
      August 1, 2021 @ 11:13 pm

      Hi Teeya,
      Thank you for leaving a comment. In my older age I am becoming more transparent about my wounding and healing moments. As far as sharing it on the Finding Joy-Trauma Treatment Technique website at, how about we chat about that possibility. Hugs, Patricia


  2. Christine Ayling
    July 27, 2021 @ 8:27 am

    This was a beautifully written, practical exploration about navigating the pain of traumatic parenting. What I loved most is the opportunity presented to understand where lack of parenting skills might come from and that understanding the history gives context for forgiveness. In addition the “Scripts” provided can lead to a deeper relationship with your parents even if your childhood was great and you were parented reasonably well.
    I love how you creatively and humbly weave in your own story, making it so accessible for everyone.


    • Patricia Morgan
      August 1, 2021 @ 11:07 pm

      Dear, dear Christine,
      I recall the day you said something like, “I think we are soul sisters.” I felt touched.

      Now, I am touched again by your response to my description of my journey with my father. Thank you.

      Thank you, for expanding the value of this piece by your insight into lack of parenting skills, in addition to Dad living with unattended trauma.

      I often provide optional scripts for my clients. It is important they know I offer them as an ‘option.’ I know many therapists do not do this as they believe clients are best healed through their own discoveries. Yet, I believe we can speed healing of relationships if we provided psycho-education and ’emotionally safe’ wording. Sometimes, we need to experience ‘the magic’ before we believe in it.

      Thank you for your compassionate community work. Hugs, Patricia


  3. Allissa
    July 27, 2021 @ 7:44 am

    Your story about your visit with your father was really touching Patricia. Thanks for the list of questions and question starters to consider.


    • Patricia Morgan
      July 30, 2021 @ 6:24 pm

      Thank you for your comment Allissa. My decision to see my father through a different lense changed our relationship so profoundly that I was the one sibling who was able to give a tribute at his funeral. He died at age 72, a young senior.

      Sending you loving hugs, Patricia


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