Healing Developmental Trauma

Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection.

Author: Laurence Heller, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945113

Category: Psychology

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Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection. Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others and the ensuing diminished aliveness are the hidden dimensions that underlie most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that, while not ignoring a person’s past, emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. It emphasizes a person’s strengths, capacities, resources, and resiliency and is a powerful tool for working with both nervous system regulation and distortions of identity such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self-judgment.

Healing Developmental Trauma

Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection.

Author: Laurence Heller Ph. D. and Ali LaPierre

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ISBN: 9780369308580

Category: Self-Help

Page: 654

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Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection. Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others and the ensuing diminished aliveness are the hidden dimensions that underlie most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre introduce the NeuroAffective Relational ModelÂ(R) (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that, while not ignoring a person's past, emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. It emphasizes a person's strengths, capacities, resources, and resiliency and is a powerful tool for working with both nervous system regulation and distortions of identity such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self-judgment.

Exam Prep for Healing Developmental Trauma

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Healing Developmental Trauma Items include highly probable exam items: Psychodynamic, Evidence-based practice, Data collection, Employee retention, Locus of ...

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Healing Developmental Trauma

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Healing Developmental Trauma Disorder

Dеvеlорmеntаl trauma dіѕоrdеr іѕ a рrороѕеd diagnosis оf a mеntаl соndіtіоn thаt ѕоmе psychiatrists hаvе аggrеѕѕіvеlу аdvосаtеd.

Author: Dr Nathan Cole

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Dеvеlорmеntаl trauma dіѕоrdеr іѕ a рrороѕеd diagnosis оf a mеntаl соndіtіоn thаt ѕоmе psychiatrists hаvе аggrеѕѕіvеlу аdvосаtеd. The basic іdеа bеhіnd this dіаgnоѕіѕ is tо rерlасе post-traumatic ѕtrеѕѕ dіѕоrdеr іn ѕіtuаtіоnѕ where thе ѕуmрtоmѕ аrе affecting сhіldrеn. Mаnу dосtоrѕ fаvоr thіѕ dіѕоrdеr сlаѕѕіfісаtіоn bесаuѕе post-traumatic ѕtrеѕѕ саn have ѕресіаl еffесtѕ on сhіldrеn аnd their lоng-tеrm dеvеlорmеnt. Mаnу еxреrtѕ also feel thаt dіffеrеnt trеаtmеnt strategies ѕhоuld bе uѕеd іn саѕеѕ where children ѕuffеr thеѕе trаumаѕ. Thе саuѕе оf developmental trauma is ѕоmеtіmеѕ related to grоwіng uр in ѕоmе kіnd оf wаr-tоrn еnvіrоnmеnt or dealing with еxtrеmе роvеrtу. Thеѕе сhіldrеn may ѕее hоrrіblе sights оn a daily bаѕіѕ, аnd they mіght go wееkѕ оr mоnthѕ wіthоut thіngѕ like proper nutrіtіоn. Chіldrеn whо еxреrіеnсе thеѕе kіndѕ оf thіngѕ tеnd tо suffer lоng-tеrm consequences thаt may fоllоw them into аdulthооd. Sоmеtіmеѕ dеvеlорmеntаl trаumа can hарреn simply because раrеntѕ рut thеіr сhіldrеn thrоugh еxtrеmе аbuѕе or neglect. Pаrеntѕ mіght fаіl tо fееd thеіr сhіldrеn properly, оr thеу may аbuѕе thеm for mоnthѕ оr уеаrѕ whіlе thеу аrе ѕtіll vеrу уоung. Evеn thоugh thе сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ аrе ѕlіghtlу dіffеrеnt іn thеѕе саѕеѕ соmраrеd tо сhіldrеn who grоw up in war-torn еnvіrоnmеntѕ, the rеѕultѕ are generally vеrу similar. The symptoms оf dеvеlорmеntаl trauma are vеrу close tо those аѕѕосіаtеd wіth normal post-traumatic stress dіѕоrdеr. This means the сhіldrеn may have severe anxiety, mооd ѕwіngѕ, аnd рrоblеmѕ іn interpersonal rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ. Thе dіffеrеnсе lіеѕ іn the wау thеѕе trаumаѕ can сhаngе brаіn development іn children. It саn be hаrdеr tо trеаt the сhіldrеn bесаuѕе thеу mау grow uр wіth асtuаl changes іn thе рhуѕісаl structure of their brains that mаkе lіfе harder for them.

Healing Developmental Trauma

This book presents an expanded paradigm for diagnosing developmental shock, trauma and stress, along with a comprehensive approach for healing it.

Author: Janae B. Weinhold

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ISBN: 9780891083498

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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This book presents an expanded paradigm for diagnosing developmental shock, trauma and stress, along with a comprehensive approach for healing it.

The Child Survivor

Clinicians on the front lines of treatment will come away from the book with an arsenal of therapeutic techniques that they can put into practice right away, limiting the need for restrictive hospitalizations or out-of-home placements for ...

Author: Joyanna L. Silberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136821171

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The Child Survivor is a clinically rich, comprehensive overview of the treatment of children and adolescents who have developed dissociative symptoms in response to ongoing developmental trauma. Joyanna Silberg, a widely respected authority in the field, uses case examples to illustrate hard-to-manage clinical dilemmas such as children presenting with rage reactions, amnesia, and dissociative shut-down. These behaviors are often survival strategies, and in The Child Survivor practitioners will find practical management tools that are backed up by recent scientific advances in neurobiology. Clinicians on the front lines of treatment will come away from the book with an arsenal of therapeutic techniques that they can put into practice right away, limiting the need for restrictive hospitalizations or out-of-home placements for their young clients.

Developmental Trauma Disorder

This book describes how the growing emphasis on developmental trauma has become a game-changer in the mental health profession, challenging old beliefs about its relevance and impact on physical and mental health.

Author: Isaac Clifford

Publisher: Independently Published

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Developmental trauma has deep and long-lasting effect on child development and causes chronic and degenerative diseases in adulthood, as shown by the ACEs research findings. Because it occurs in close relationships, it must also be healed in a relational context. This book describes how the growing emphasis on developmental trauma has become a game-changer in the mental health profession, challenging old beliefs about its relevance and impact on physical and mental health. It also describes how it can be a catalyst for personal transformation and meaning-making of adversity in childhood.

Reparenting the Child who Hurts

" ... A parenting book [that] demystifies the latest thinking on neurobiology, physiology and trauma, and explains what the research means for parenting children who hurt"--Cover, page [4].

Author: Caroline Archer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052638

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

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" ... A parenting book [that] demystifies the latest thinking on neurobiology, physiology and trauma, and explains what the research means for parenting children who hurt"--Cover, page [4].

BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma

Winner of the NAAP 2019 Gradiva® Award! Winner of the IAJS Book Award for Best Book published in 2019!

Author: Marian Dunlea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042967726X

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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Winner of the NAAP 2019 Gradiva® Award! Marian Dunlea’s BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach provides a theoretical and practical guide for working with early developmental trauma. This interdisciplinary approach explores the interconnection of body, mind and psyche, offering a masterful tool for restoring balance and healing developmental trauma. BodyDreaming is a somatically focused therapeutic method, drawing on the findings of neuroscience, analytical psychology, attachment theory and trauma therapy. In Part I, Dunlea defines BodyDreaming and its origins, placing it in the context of a dysregulated contemporary world. Part II explains how the brain works in relation to the BodyDreaming approach: providing an accessible outline of neuroscientific theory, structures and neuroanatomy in attunement, affect regulation, attachment patterns, transference and countertransference, and the resolution of trauma throughout the body. In Part III, through detailed transcripts from sessions with clients, Dunlea demonstrates the positive impact of BodyDreaming on attachment patterns and developmental trauma. This somatic approach complements and enhances psychobiological, developmental and psychoanalytic interventions. BodyDreaming restores balance to a dysregulated psyche and nervous system that activates our innate capacity for healing, changing our default response of "fight, flight or freeze" and creating new neural pathways. Dunlea’s emphasis on attunement to build a restorative relationship with the sensing body creates a core sense of self, providing a secure base for healing developmental trauma. Innovative and practical, and with a foreword by Donald E. Kalsched, BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach will be essential reading for psychotherapists, analytical psychologists and therapists with a Jungian background, arts therapists, dance and movement therapists, and body workers interested in learning how to work with both body and psyche in their practices.

Trauma Therapy

Our attempts to heal injuries without this basis are insufficient and arbitrary. This book however encompasses all the aspects of developmental trauma healing.

Author: Robert Durante

Publisher: Mikcorp Limited

ISBN: 9781801477475

Category: Self-Help

Page: 514

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Do you want to change you life? Do you want to overcome past traumas? In general, trauma is considered a physical and psychiatric condition. The profession of modern medicine and psychology deeply underestimates their deep interaction with pain treatment, thus offering lip service to a connection between mind and body. The welded unity of body and mind, which has formed the philosophical and practical foundations of most of the traditional healing systems in the world, unfortunately does not provide our modern understanding and treatment. that every organ system of the body has a psychic appearance in the body. Many stress treatments discuss the psyche through interaction and the chemicals of the mind with medicine. Both methods can be useful. However, trauma is not healed and will never be treated in full unless we think of the essential role of the body. We must consider the impact of trauma and its key role in the repair of its effects on the body. Our attempts to heal injuries without this basis are insufficient and arbitrary. This book however encompasses all the aspects of developmental trauma healing. The areas covered are as under: -Trauma an introduction -Healing Developmental Trauma -Road to recovery -Self-awareness -Building support system and growth of mind and body In order to explore further, a thorough read of this book is a must. So, do not wait and get your copy now.

Attachment Based Milieus for Healing Child and Adolescent Developmental Trauma

This book presents an innovative relational and community based therapeutic model to ensure children's essential attachment needs are catered for in intensive mental health care.

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507393

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This book presents an innovative relational and community based therapeutic model to ensure children's essential attachment needs are catered for in intensive mental health care. The text combines an overview of theory relating to attachment and trauma before laying out a model for working with children and adolescents in an attachment-informed way. The approach applies to a diverse range of settings - from in-patient psychiatric settings, through to schools-based programs, and provides the reader with the knowledge and guidance they need to introduce the approach in their own service. It also addresses the complexities of working with specific clinical populations, including children with ADHD, ASD, RAD and psychosis. Accessible for entry level clinical caretakers, yet sophisticated enough for clinical supervisors, this book is essential reading for professionals looking to improve the effectiveness of child and adolescent treatment programs.

Fighting Developmental Trauma Disorder

The goal of introducing the diagnosis of Developmental Trauma Disorder is to capture the reality of the clinical presentations of children and adolescents exposed to chronic interpersonal trauma and thereby guide clinicians to develop and ...

Author: Lisa H Gregory Ph D

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The goal of introducing the diagnosis of Developmental Trauma Disorder is to capture the reality of the clinical presentations of children and adolescents exposed to chronic interpersonal trauma and thereby guide clinicians to develop and utilize effective interventions and for researchers to study the neurobiology and transmission of chronic interpersonal violence. Whether or not they exhibit symptoms of PTSD, children who have developed in the context of ongoing danger, maltreatment, and inadequate caregiving systems are ill-served by the current diagnostic system, as it frequently leads to no diagnosis, multiple unrelated diagnoses, an emphasis on behavioral control without recognition of interpersonal trauma and lack of safety in the etiology of symptoms, and a lack of attention to ameliorating the developmental disruptions that underlie the symptoms.Developmental Trauma is a term used in the literature to describe childhood trauma such as chronic abuse, neglect or other harsh adversity in their own homes. When a child is exposed to overwhelming stress and their caregiver does not help reduce this stress, or is the cause of the stress, the child experiences developmental trauma. Most clinicians are familiar with the term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but the vast majority of traumatized children will not develop PTSD. Instead, they are at risk for a host of complex emotional, cognitive and physical illnesses that last throughout their lives.

Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment Focused Interventions Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP.

Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039371246X

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP. DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings.

What Happened to You

Grounded in the latest brain science and brought to life through compelling narratives, this book shines a light on a much-needed path to recovery – showing us our incredible capacity to transform after adversity.

Author: Oprah Winfrey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529068487

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert, Dr. Bruce Perry, discuss the impact of trauma and adverse experiences and how healing must begin with a shift to asking, 'what happened to you?' rather than 'what’s wrong with you?' Through wide-ranging, and often deeply personal conversation, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Perry explore how what happens to us in early childhood – both good and bad - influences the people we become. They challenge us to shift from focusing on, 'What’s wrong with you?' or “Why are you behaving that way?,” to asking, 'What happened to you?' This simple change in perspective can open up a new and hopeful understanding for millions about why we do the things we do, why we are the way we are, providing a road map for repairing relationships, overcoming what seems insurmountable, and ultimately living better and more fulfilling lives. Many of us experience adversity and trauma during childhood that has lasting impact on our physical and emotional health. And as we’re beginning to understand, we are more sensitive to developmental trauma as children than we are as adults. ‘What happened to us’ in childhood is a powerful predictor of our risk for physical and mental health problems down the road, and offers scientific insights in to the patterns of behaviors so many struggle to understand. A survivor of multiple childhood challenges herself, Oprah Winfrey shares portions of her own harrowing experiences because she understands the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma at a young age. Throughout her career, Oprah has teamed up with Dr. Bruce Perry, one of the world’s leading experts on childhood trauma. He has treated thousands of children, youth, and adults and has been called on for decades to support individuals and communities following high-profile traumatic events. Now, Oprah joins forces with Dr. Perry to marry the power of storytelling with the science and clinical experience to better understand and overcome the effects of trauma. In conversation throughout the book, the two focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves in the context of personal experiences. They remove blame and self-shaming, and open up a space for healing and understanding. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it’s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future - opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way. Grounded in the latest brain science and brought to life through compelling narratives, this book shines a light on a much-needed path to recovery – showing us our incredible capacity to transform after adversity.

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Calming the Fear Driven Brain

In this cutting-edge book, experienced clinician Sebern Fisher keenly demonstrates neurofeedback’s profound ability to help treat one of the most intractable mental health concerns of our time: severe childhood abuse, neglect, or ...

Author: Sebern F. Fisher

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393707865

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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Working with the circuitry of the brain to restore emotional health and well-being. Neurofeedback, a type of "brain training" that allows us to see and change the patterns of our brain, has existed for over 40 years with applications as wide-ranging as the treatment of epilepsy, migraines, and chronic pain to performance enhancement in sports. Today, leading brain researchers and clinicians, interested in what the brain can tell us about mental health and well being, are also taking notice. Indeed, the brain's circuitry—its very frequencies and rhythmic oscillations—reveals much about its role in our emotional stability and resilience. Neurofeedback allows clinicians to guide their, clients as they learn to transform brain-wave patterns, providing a new window into how we view and treat mental illness. In this cutting-edge book, experienced clinician Sebern Fisher keenly demonstrates neurofeedback’s profound ability to help treat one of the most intractable mental health concerns of our time: severe childhood abuse, neglect, or abandonment, otherwise known as developmental trauma. When an attachment rupture occurs between a child and her or his primary caregiver, a tangle of complicated symptoms can set in: severe emotional dysregulation, chronic dissociation, self-destructive behaviors, social isolation, rage, and fear. Until now, few reliable therapies existed to combat developmental trauma. But as the author so eloquently presents in this book, by focusing on a client's brain-wave patterns and "training" them to operate at different frequencies, the rhythms of the brain, body, and mind are normalized, attention stabilizes, fear subsides, and, with persistent, dedicated training, regulation sets in. A mix of fundamental theory and nuts-and-bolts practice, the book delivers a carefully articulated and accessible look at the mind and brain in developmental trauma, what a “trauma identity” looks like, and how neurofeedback can be used to retrain the brain, thereby fostering a healthier, more stable state of mind. Essential clinical skills are also fully covered, including how to introduce the idea of neurofeedback to clients, how to combine it with traditional psychotherapy, and how to perform assessments. In his foreword to the book, internationally recognized trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, MD, praises Fisher as “an immensely experienced neurofeedback practitioner [and] the right person to teach us how to integrate it into clinical practice.” Filled with illuminating client stories, powerful clinical insights, and plenty of clinical "how to," she accomplishes just that, offering readers a compelling look at exactly how this innovative model can be used to engage the brain to find peace and to heal.

Healing Trauma in Children with Clay Field Therapy

Child therapists will find this book to be a valuable tool--working with a Clay Field can reach even the earliest developmental trauma events, repairing their damage through the haptic hands-brain connection.

Author: Cornelia Elbrecht

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623176727

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The first book of its kind on treating trauma in children through creative play with clay, written by a leading voice in the field of art therapy. From the moment we’re born, we rely on our hands to perceive the world. It’s through touch that we communicate with our primary caregivers and attain an abiding sense of love and security. In Clay Field therapy, client children work with clay and water in a rectangular box. The therapeutic focus is not on object creation, but on the touch connection with the clay as a symbolic external world. Movement, touch, and sensory feedback that have long been out of reach are actualized through the creative process, enabling the child to heal past wounds and regain a more fulfilling sense of self. Author and therapist Cornelia Elbrecht has been a leader in groundbreaking art therapy techniques for over 40 years. In Healing Trauma in Children with Clay Field Therapy, she shows how embodied expression within the Clay Field can be an effective tool in treating children suffering the mental, emotional, and physical effects of trauma. She discusses the theory and practice of Clay Field therapy using dozens of case examples and more than 200 images. Working within a fun, safe, and trusting environment, children respond with their embodied braced, chaotic, or dissociated structures of the past, but are then able to foster new sensorimotor experiences that enhance self-esteem, empowerment, and a restoration of developmental deficits. Child therapists will find this book to be a valuable tool--working with a Clay Field can reach even the earliest developmental trauma events, repairing their damage through the haptic hands-brain connection.

Chasing Shade Living with Developmental Trauma

Chasing Shade is a personal narrative of what it’s like to live with Developmental Trauma across a life span of more than 50 years.

Author: Valencia Borzoni Scott

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982267291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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Chasing Shade is a personal narrative of what it’s like to live with Developmental Trauma across a life span of more than 50 years. It reviews the intersections of trauma disorders with social, medical and legal systems, racism and healing the body using movement and art practices.

Trauma

The book describes the most effective course of treatment for healing trauma on a profound level, beyond the capability of drugs or talk therapy alone. Some trauma sufferers minimize their traumatic events or don't remember them at all.

Author: Peter M. Bernstein, Ph.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482327496

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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What is trauma? Why do its effects last far beyond the event or events that caused it? Why are our human reactions to it so debilitating? Most importantly, how can we help someone heal the deep wounds that it can leave in its wake? The experience of trauma is far more common than most of us realize--many of us, if not most, are affected by this hidden epidemic. Veterans of war and survivors of terrorism, crime, accidents and disasters are not the only people who suffer from PTSD. Unless effectively treated, trauma can cause havoc in lives and relationships, keeping our dreams forever out of reach. There is a solution. It involved treating all the effects of trauma--in body, mind, and spirit. Based on over forty years of clinical expertise, Dr. Peter Bernstein's Trauma: Healing the Hidden Epidemic offers clear and uncomplicated explanations of multiple types of trauma. These include: shock trauma; developmental trauma (more commonly occurring, while less understood); and secondary or vicarious trauma. The book describes the most effective course of treatment for healing trauma on a profound level, beyond the capability of drugs or talk therapy alone. Some trauma sufferers minimize their traumatic events or don't remember them at all. Others are reluctant to seek treatment for trauma because its very effects leave them feeling hopeless. Dr. Bernstein's book, written primarily for trauma victims and their friends and family (although therapists and other mental health professionals will find much of interest), educates readers in all forms of trauma and offers simple, personable guidance for healing.

Attachment Focused EMDR Healing Relational Trauma

The book is divided into four parts. Part I lays the groundwork and outlines the five basic principles that guide and define the work. Part II provides information about attachment-repair resources available to clinicians.

Author: Laurel Parnell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393708764

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Integrating the latest in attachment theory and research into the use of EMDR. Much has been written about trauma and neglect and the damage they do to the developing brain. But little has been written or researched about the potential to heal these attachment wounds and address the damage sustained from neglect or poor parenting in early childhood. This book presents a therapy that focuses on precisely these areas. Laurel Parnell, leader and innovator in the field of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), offers us a way to embrace two often separate worlds of knowing: the science of early attachment relationships and the practice of healing within an EMDR framework. This beautifully written and clinically practical book combines attachment theory, one of the most dynamic theoretical areas in psychotherapy today, with EMDR to teach therapists a new way of healing clients with relational trauma and attachment deficits. Readers will find science-based ideas about how our early relationships shape the way the mind and brain develop from our young years into our adult lives. Our connections with caregivers induce neural circuit firings that persist throughout our lives, shaping how we think, feel, remember, and behave. When we are lucky enough to have secure attachment experiences in which we feel seen, safe, soothed, and secure—the “four S’s of attachment” that serve as the foundation for a healthy mind—these relational experiences stimulate the neuronal activation and growth of the integrative fibers of the brain. EMDR is a powerful tool for catalyzing integration in an individual across several domains, including memory, narrative, state, and vertical and bilateral integration. In Laurel Parnell’s attachment-based modifications of the EMDR approach, the structural foundations of this integrative framework are adapted to further catalyze integration for individuals who have experienced non-secure attachment and developmental trauma. The book is divided into four parts. Part I lays the groundwork and outlines the five basic principles that guide and define the work. Part II provides information about attachment-repair resources available to clinicians. This section can be used by therapists who are not trained in EMDR. Part III teaches therapists how to use EMDR specifically with an attachment-repair orientation, including client preparation, target development, modifications of the standard EMDR protocol, desensitization, and using interweaves. Case material is used throughout. Part IV includes the presentation of three cases from different EMDR therapists who used attachment-focused EMDR with their clients. These cases illustrate what was discussed in the previous chapters and allow the reader to observe the theoretical concepts put into clinical practice—giving the history and background of the clients, actual EMDR sessions, attachment-repair interventions within these sessions and the rationale for them, and information about the effects of the interventions and the course of treatment.