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The Magic Castle A Mother's Harrowing True Story Of Her Adoptive Son's Multiple Personalities And The Triumph Of Healing kindle Ë Paperback ´ ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ The Magic Castle A Mother's Harrowing True Story Of Her Adoptive Son's MHe personalities came forth in the safety of Alex's inner secret castle they unleashed stories of abandonment brainwashing and sexual abuse by those Alex Magic Castle A Mother's Harrowing Kindle trusted the most In the spellbinding tradition of Sybil and When Rabbit Howls here is a fascinating true story of the human mind of innocence shattered by inhuman cruelty and ultimately of love's power to transform fragments into wholeness tragedy into triumph Very very graphic Usually reading about traumatic stories do not emotionally get to me but this story was horrifying I had to put it down a few times or skim over some graphic details Very interesting read about working with someone who has DID and how to reintegrate personalities

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Alex Smith and his eight personalities Castle A PDF #199 were trapped in a world of unfathomable eviluntil he entered the magic castle and found the key to his freedomWhen Carole Smith and her husband decided to take in a foster child that no one else would have they knew ten year old Alex would be difficult But nothing had prepared The Magic PDFEPUB or them for the unruly self destructive boy who stormed into their lives Alone with Alex during the day Captured me for a full day of reading How does one survive such brutality

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The Magic Castle A Mother's Harrowing True Story Of Her Adoptive Son's Multiple Personalities And The Triumph Of HealingCarole was baffled by his infantile tantrums and violent self hating behaviors Exasperated she tried relating to him as the two year old he appeared to be and finally a door to Alex's mind began to openWith the help of Magic Castle A PDFEPUB #227 psychiatrist Dr Steven Kingsbury Alex's tormented mind revealed a host of personalities each born in a horrifying episode of Alex's past each carrying a memory too powerful for his conscious mind to handle As t It's been a long time since I read this one The Magic Castle by Carole Smith Books about child systems are few and far between Of course all systems begin as child systems but most aren't known to be such by others until they're older Child systems often get other labels ADHD bipolar attachment disorder conduct disorder etc And of course these labels may be accurate they're just not the whole story Back when this was published accounts of caring for foster children or severely traumatised kids weren't that common Now there's a whole shelf for them in the bookshop Torey Hayden has touched on childhood multiplicity as has Casey Watson Back in the 1970s Nancy Lynn Gooch was discovered by her adoptive parents and her teacher cum therapist to be a multiple system as a teenager their experiences were published as Nightmare Uncovering the Strange 56 Personalities of Nancy Lynn Gooch But largely the field of books is about adult bodied systemsIf I was to make a comparison between this book and another probably the closest in feel is something radically different Reasonable People by Ralph James Savarese about the journey their family took when they fostered then adopted their nonspeaking autistic severely abused son DJ Because of DJ's trauma and experiences both with his biological family and in foster care DJ had a long road of recovery therapy and attachment to his adoptive family complicated by his autism He found relief from learning to type and from receiving EMDR therapy Alex comes from a similarly horrific background and presents initially in the book as having behavioural issues stemming from an attachment disorder a very common issue in abused kids in foster care though the term is never used I am unsure without researching just when attachment disorders became widely known about Alex acts out Alex self harms Alex steals destroys and apparently lies and lies But fairly uickly Carole his foster mother realises that when Alex apologises he doesn't seem to have memory of the behaviour he's apologising for While working through the stages of attachment from infancy onwards there are moments that are obviously amnesic obviously dissociative or obviously not Alex but someone else looking through the body's eyes Carole doesn't mess around she contacts trauma specialist Dr Bessel van der Kolk and gets referred on to the specialist who is able to act as support for Alex his therapist and his family through the processing of his trauma Alex's system members when they emerge are often rudimentary and erratic Only a couple have names the rest are anchored to specific trauma dates or rituals they endured This is consistent with some other child systems that have been written about that the selves can be less fully formed than they might be in adult systems This doesn't make Alex any less multiple it just highlights how little we know about multiplicity in children because of the above mentioned misdiagnosesNow this is a book that talks about ritual abuse and I know that's not for everyone and that not everyone believes in abuse memories that contain it thanks to the hysteria of the midnineties But as the specialist says paederast rings commonly used sleight of hand and tricks to convince frightened children of what they saw proper horror movie effects with fake blood and butcher's offcuts And when it came down to it whether Alex was part of a genuine cult or part of a paederast ring that used pantomime doesn't matter because Alex's experience was that it was real and his treatment was the same honouring his memories of the trauma he experienced and processing that It's also a book about the ways the system can fail traumatised kids the fostercare system the respite system and the psychiatric system specifically psych hospitals So if any of these are problems for you use caution but as an account of successfully laboriously working through severe trauma in a fosteradoption context it's pretty good

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