Daniel’s amazing life: a therapeutic journey

Updated on 9th April 2021

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Metal Dog – Long road home…

The story of a traumatized boy who found his way through the confusion of developmental trauma and into the Lotus Land!

by Jim Byrne (channelling Daniel O’Beeve)

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Jim Byrne was traumatized by parents who knew nothing about love. Parents who did not love each other, and saw their children as burdens; who had to have the fear of God beaten into them. Parents who lost their farm and had to move to the city to eke out a living on poverty wages, living among people who considered them second class citizens.

Trauma was piled on trauma when he went to school and found he was an alien, unwelcome by his city-born peers. He had had his ‘fierceness switch’ turned off by his brutalizing parents, and so he could not defend himself physically.

Eighteen years later he managed to stumble into psychoanalysis, and related therapies, which patched him up for a return to the lonesome trail that he had been on from the age of eighteen, when he left home, never to return.

By the age of forty, he was ready to write down the story of his life, to try to process it, as a form of therapy.  But he found that the story was too raw to be accessible to his conscious mind; and so he invented an alter ego – Daniel O’Beeve – and placed Daniel into that school playground of hatred and rejection; into those classrooms of shame; into that loveless home; and moved him, like a chessman, across the board of his life, from birth up to the age of forty years.

This is a story of real-life family trauma – complex trauma – developmental trauma; and how one determined little boy found his way out of the basement of a mind distorted by poverty, rejection, physical and psychological abuse, and enforced enstupidization by the Irish Catholic Church…

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Insight from Daniel: “If I’d known there was a little blue, three-eyed, furry professor of psychology, in a space station, billions of light-years from Earth, watching my every move, through an intergalactic wormhole, I might not have felt so alone and frightened for such a big chunk of my life!”

Read more…

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A fictionalized autobiography

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