When There Are No Words

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Publication date: 24 January 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Pages: 225

This book, intended for clinicians treating very early trauma and neglect in the attachment period, integrates several treatment strategies in a comprehensive and resonant approach that is attuned to the client’s unspoken early experience.

Although the book presumes EMDR training, it has considerable application for other clinicians who deal with the pernicious effects of early trauma and neglect in the attachment period.

The book is based on the seminal contributions of Katie O’Shea, and integrates the author’s understanding of complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and the neurobiology of traumatic dissociation, including Panksepp, Porges, Schore, and others. It draws upon the somatic therapy traditions of Peter Levine and others for accessing the somatically held unprocessed trauma responses.

Although primarily for clinicians, the cartoons are also suitable for use with clients.