Trauma and Energy Psychology

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Published on January 14, 2008

Author: iasag

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This is a presentation for the Energy Psychology Conference Toronto 2002

A Challenge for Energy Psychology Willem Lammers Toronto, November 9, 2002 Trauma & Dissociation

Certain happenings leave indelible and distressing memories, memories to which the sufferer continully returns, and by which he is tormented by day and by night... Pierre Janet, 1919

Certain happenings leave

indelible and distressing memories,

memories to which the sufferer continully returns,

and by which he is tormented by day and by night...

Pierre Janet, 1919

The Original Personality Life is: predictable under control just appropriate

Life is:

predictable

under control

just

appropriate

Traumatic Events An unexpected, painful situation, which cannot be understood within the person’s existing frame of reference The persons responsible for the victim cannot offer sufficient protection and cognitive structure to understand the event

An unexpected, painful situation, which cannot be understood within the person’s existing frame of reference

The persons responsible for the victim cannot offer sufficient protection and cognitive structure to understand the event

After the Traumatic Event (Charles Samuel Myers, 1940) Dissociation fixated in the trauma and associated experiences fixated in avoidance of the trauma

Dissociation

The Perception of Time (Janet, 1925) present reality immediate future recent past distant future... ... distant past

Time Perception and Trauma (Lammers, 2002) present moment of traumatic event far future

The Inner Parent Dissociation

Dissociation

Recovery from Trauma 85–95% of victims recover spontaneously Life becomes again: predictable under control just appropriate

85–95% of victims recover spontaneously

Life becomes again:

predictable

under control

just

appropriate

Treatment of Trauma 5–15% of victims need treatment security infor mation coping neutralization integration

5–15% of victims need treatment

The Bad News A small number of clients are retraumatized and severely disturbed They are dissociated, and treatment options are extremely limited

A small number of clients are retraumatized and severely disturbed

They are dissociated, and treatment options are extremely limited

Trauma Processing Model

 

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