Somatopsychic Unconscious Processes and Their Involvement in Chronic Relational Trauma: Somatic Transference – Relational – Family – Power Dynamics / Elaine Tuccillo
Over the years of my development as a clinician my consciousness was raised about the dynamics of power and oppression. Feminist psychotherapy has at its core the premise that a person’s emotional suffering is caused by the pathological power dynamics of the culture in which the person develops including, of course, the family. The suffering person is infused with the oppression the culture (by way of individual and group relationships) brings to bear by virtue of the person’s gender. This consciousness has helped me to understand that prejudice and toxic relational dynamics are pervasive and affect everyone.