About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Adopted-Child's Sublimation


The Adopted-Child's Sublimation a Defense Mechanism            

The adopted infant's survives the ten expected injuries "series of 10 traumatic psychological experiences" that are expected consequences for the infant placed for adoption. 

The series of ten psychological assaults the adopted newborn infant is expected to experiences Include: 
#1. The pregnant mother's distress outside of adoption. 
#2. The force, coercion & adoption defeated pregnant mother.
#3. The labor and birth experienced in fear and dread.  
#4. The Infant's horror fear-based experience of birth.
#5. Infant's separated isolation from the mother-self.  
#6. Infant's experience adoption isolation from mother-self 
#7. The displacement trauma possession of strangers.
#8. The infant's experience of hostile caregivers.
#9. The adopted Infant's emotional defeat. 
#10. The infant's (defense mechanism) sublimation to survive.

The predictable series of traumas in adoption placement prime the adopted infant's psyche to invent defense mechanisms to survive and Avoid Annihilation. 

Sublimation (GermanSublimierung) is the process of transforming libido into "socially useful" achievements, including artistic, cultural and intellectual pursuits. Freud considered this psychical operation to be fairly salutary compared to the others that he identified, such as repression, displacement, denial, reaction formation, intellectualization and projection.  
In the The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence (1936), his daughter, Anna, classes sublimation as one of the major 'defence mechanisms' of the psyche.

Sublimation of the ADOPTED CHILD 
Harry Stack Sullivan, the pioneer of interpersonal psychoanalysis, defined sublimation as the unwitting substitution of a partial satisfaction with social approval for the pursuit of a direct satisfaction which would be contrary to one's ideals or to the judgment of social censors and other important people who surround one. 
The substitution might not be quite what we want, but it is the only way that we can get part of our satisfaction and feel secure, too. Sullivan documented that all sublimatory things are more complicated than the direct satisfaction of the needs to which they apply. They entail no disturbance of consciousness, no stopping to think why they must be done or what the expense connected with direct satisfaction would be. In successful sublimation, Sullivan observed extraordinarily efficient handling of a conflict between the need for a satisfaction and the need for security without perturbation of awareness.
In Freud's psychoanalytical theory, erotic energy is allowed a limited amount of expression, owing to the constraints of human society and civilization itself. It therefore requires other outlets, especially if an individual is to remain psychologically balanced.