For Applications of Self-Understanding, Recognizing the Signs of Trauma and Healing
I wish we can all become Willow trees, maybe even before the hurricane comes! And bend with the wind we have no control over. 🌱
Thanks for the wonderful metaphors.
Very interesting. I have long been interested in, I believe it's called, neuro-biology - anyway, the way our experiences connect to how our brains are "wired" - and all the ways that is malleable. You've put together an enormous amount into one place. Fabulous. Something to play with when I take a day off.
So, there I was thinking I had a good childhood and then I tick most of the boxes in every category of NARM?! Hmmm....
Thank you for this. I took the 16 personalities test. Results made me cry.
Thank you for writing this.
Gary - the book you recommend: Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship — some reviews indicate a strong emphasis on the connective developmental trauma. Would it be equally helpful with regard to attunement trauma, can you advise, at all? Regards, J
What's missing in this excellent integration of information of trauma-related material is ATTACHMENT STYLES from the work of John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, and Mary Main/Erik Hesse. I have written three books on this topic: Healing Developmental Trauma: A Systems Approach to Counseling Individuals, Couples, and Families (out of print), Developmental Trauma: The Game Changer in the Mental Health Profession, and LOVEvolution: A Heart Centered Approach for Healing Developmental Trauma. They address not only the core causes of developmental trauma, but the important "how to HEAL" (not treat) it. The 3rd book is written from my personal and clinical experiences -- a testimonial that DT can be healed, not just diagnosed.