Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship


Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship Author Laurence Heller Ph.D.
ISBN-10 1583944893
ISBN-13 9781583944899
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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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 persons 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 persons 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

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