Trauma, the Body and Transformation: A Narrative Inquiry

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Kim Etherington
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 4 abr. 2003 - 208 páginas
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Trauma suffered during childhood can affect not only a person's emotional and mental health, but also their physical health, even into adulthood. This unique book fills a gap in research in this area, providing personal and theoretical perspectives on trauma and recovery. The contributors tell powerful stories of traumatic childhood events, including bereavement, abuse and evacuation and separation from parents. They document their reactions to trauma whether through illness, disability, addiction, psychosomatic disorders, self-harming behaviours or dissociation. Each author also shows the pathway they have taken towards transforming their bodies to well-being. This will be a valuable resource for those who are dealing with the impact of childhood trauma in their own lives; their families and friends whose lives are also touched; workers in the field of trauma, especially medical practitioners who can sometimes feel helpless when faced with patients whose symptoms they cannot understand or heal; and counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists. This book will also be of value to researchers interested in narrative research methods.
 

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Acknowledgements
8
Introduction
9
1 Trauma the Body and Transformation
22
2 All That You Make
39
3 Angels Nesting in the Mind
52
4 Stars in a Midnight Sky
65
5 Journey of a Lifetime
77
6 Pretending To Be Me
94
8 Around the Slices of Herself
121
9 From the Ashes
138
10 The Silence of Somatisation
152
11 Guardian Angels Story
165
Yarns and Threads
179
The Contributors
198
Subject Index
200
Author Index
208

Healing in the Tao
107

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Kim Etherington Kim Etherington is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol and a private counselling and supervision practitioner. For 12 years she has been supporting people who work with drug misusers in the Southmead Drugs project, a community-based project in a deprived area of Bristol. The project was awarded the Queens medal in 2004.

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