"What is important is not to remain stuck in the past but to pay attention to the power of human creativity and with this in mind to work with others to make the world a better place."
"Repairing the damage to self-processes and reintegrating and transfiguring the ego identity are lifelong endeavors."
"The way to sacrifice our victimhood in the aftermath of trauma is to respond to the shattering effect of the trauma with imagination and symbolism and to reassemble the fragments into a new whole."
"The abused child has no choice but to depend on his or her caregivers. So in order to ensure that they will continue to be present and available, he or she takes their guilt upon himself or herself—much as Christ archetypally took upon himself the sins of the world and died in its stead. Abused children willingly take on the role of scapegoat and sacrifice themselves and their developmental potential in the interests of survival."