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One of the best ways of keeping your temper in an argument, as most of us know only too well, is not to listen to anything the other person has to say. Alice Miller#Anger 74
Alice Miller#Anger 74
Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation. Alice Miller#Child 63
Alice Miller#Child 63
It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person. Alice Miller#Allowed 63
Alice Miller#Allowed 63
The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves. Alice Miller#Character 50
Alice Miller#Character 50
Regression to the stage of early infancy is not a suitable method in and of itself. Such a regression can only be effective if it happens in the natural course of therapy and if the client is able to maintain adult consciousness at the same time. Alice Miller#Able 46
Alice Miller#Able 46
There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all. Alice Miller#Being 41
Alice Miller#Being 41
It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought. Alice Miller#Childhood 41
Alice Miller#Childhood 41
I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth. Alice Miller#Beautiful 38
Alice Miller#Beautiful 38
The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure. Alice Miller#Abuse 30
Alice Miller#Abuse 30
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. Alice Miller#Education 28
Alice Miller#Education 28
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