Apartheid – Britain’s Bastard Child – Core Concepts

CORE CONCEPTS TRAUMATIC ENACTMENT/RE-ENACTMENT: Trauma, if not processed (worked through), psychologically demands repetition. It is repeated unconsciously, not as a memory, but as an action. The individual cannot escape the compulsive repetition. TRANS or INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA: The descendants of a traumatised generation transmit the effects of their trauma to their children, who, in turn, pass it on to their offspring. […]

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Apartheid – Britain’s Bastard Child – About the Author

Hélène Opperman Lewis, MSc (Psych) is a licensed Counselling Psychologist in private practice in Cape Town and Swellendam. In 2001 she enrolled for a doctorate at the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The intended thesis was titled: ‘The Development of a Social Conscience amongst Afrikaners’. While doing research into Kohlberg and Gilligan’s theories of moral reasoning, she […]

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