‘Society’s ignorance remains so immovable and parents continue to produce severe pain and destructivity – in all “good will”, in every generation. Most people tolerate this blindly because the origins of human violence in childhood have been and are still being ignored worldwide’ Alice Miller:

Alan Schore has contributed in multiple disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioural biology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work:

Article on Infant, Child and Adult Attachment Categories by Mary Main

Doris Brothers views trauma as an unbearable experience of existential uncertainty, which disrupts our relational system:

‘We must keep in mind that only a part of memory can be translated into the language-based packets of information people use to tell their life stories to others. Learning to be open to many layers of communication is a fundamental part of getting to know another person’s life’ Dan Siegel
Dan Siegel’s website about the human mind and the cultivation of well-being and the latest science as it emerges in the field of interpersonal neurobiology:

Craig Hassed and Richard Chambers – Health, Well-being and Mindfulness:

Kristin Neff’s site On Self-Compassion: Kristin Neff (Self-compassion researcher)

When words are not enough, we turn to images and symbols to tell our stories. And in telling our stories through art, we find pathways to wellness, recovery and transformation – Cathy Malchioldi:

‘While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate’ Kathe Kollwitz:

‘Αll art is therapeutic in the broadest sense of the word’ Edith Kramer:

Child Migrants Trust (
Margaret Humphreys is the director and founder of the trust and the author of Empty Cradles (1994, 1995 and 2011). Mrs Humphreys and her team have reunited many families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an outrageous miscarriage of justice.

’Our imagined self-importance; the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe are challenged by this point of pale blue light’ Carl Sagan

‘When Lear cries, ‘Is there any cause in nature that makes these hard hearts?’, we could reply, on one level, yes – a defect in the right prefrontal cortex. But that just illuminates the fact that cruelty does not exist in ‘nature’: only humans with their left prefrontal cortex have the capacity for deliberate malice. But then only humans, with their right prefrontal cortex, are capable of compassion.’ Iain McGilchrist