Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors

English language

Published June 10, 2017


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5 stars (3 reviews)

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, and attachment with a practical approach to treatment, all communicated in straightforward language accessible to both client and therapist. Readers will be exposed to a model that emphasizes resolution--a transformation in the relationship to one's self, replacing shame, self-loathing, and assumptions of guilt with compassionate acceptance. Its unique interventions have been adapted from a number of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based therapies, and clinical hypnosis. Readers will close the pages of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with a solid grasp of therapeutic approaches to traumatic attachment, working with undiagnosed dissociative symptoms and disorders, integrating right brain-to-right brain treatment methods, and much more. Most of all, they will come away with tools for helping clients create an internal sense of safety and compassionate connection to even their most dis-owned …

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A detailed and well researched book drawn from experience

5 stars

The author is a professional therapist, and she has formulated an approach to dealing with trauma based on her clinical experience and expertise, that draws on a wide evidence base.

Her approach is novel and probably as a result controversial, as it also involves critiques of other approaches to trauma therapy. It’s difficult to describe why this book is so good, the method described, called “parts therapy” makes a lot of sense. The goal is to help people understand how and why trauma influences their emotional state, and how to integrate trauma effects positively, without focusing on the trauma. There is a body of thought that suggests that approach, of focusing on trauma, only reactivates it and keeps people emotionally trapped. I love this book and have revisited key chapters frequently since first reading it. The book isn’t designed to be a self help course, it’s aimed at explaining the …

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