Subject: Re: Brody - Re: [PsySR-humanrights] The value of forgiveness?

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:40 PM

From: "'Andrew Phelps' via Human Rights and Psychology"




This weekend "Institutional Betrayal" is presented by Jennifer Freyd at the Pacific Sociological Assn. meeting in Portland, OR: see link

On Thu, 4/6/17, you wrote:

Yes, and this is tied up in Betrayal Trauma, in which the child has to take care of the family in order to feel able to survive. This need to protect in order to survive is a profound betrayal and it continues as an automatic response into adulthood, and often includes other dependent persons such as wives and grandmothers who have been doing this for generations.

Moving the New Social Roles project to stage 3 "oppression and reconciliation" involves the matters of the ongoing conversation on "forgiveness." They are much appreciated!

My mother worked for the O.S.S. during World War II and later became an anthropologist and aligned with (not: worked for) the CIA advocacy to destroy democracy in Iran (Mossadegh) and Guatemala (Arbenz). Transcending the "betrayal trauma" has been - and continues to be - a working challenge.

And I find generations of the "Phelps" with parallel betrayal concerns and experiences, including Thomas Phelippes whose work helped Queen Elizabeth I in regards her mortal engagement with Mary Queen of Scots (not to justify the outcome, BTW).