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In Search of the Antonym to Trauma Paperback – 24 Jun 2012

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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (24 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3659146900
  • ISBN-13: 978-3659146909
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,259,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Blore PhD, is a Psychotherapist who has spent 25 years as a clinician and researcher in the field of Psychotraumatology, with special interests in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing; Positive Psychology, and the Phenomenology of psychological change after trauma.

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This very readable book points out that historically psychological therapies have largely focused only on the negative symptoms present following psychological trauma. It suggests a radical move to a more complete vantage point, which encompasses not only these negative aspects, but inspirationally, also includes the positive psychological possibilities. The author's own clinical experiences of the positive outcomes observed following delivering EMDR therapy have moved him to research this phenomenon and suggest a rethink in how therapy is framed. After all, it is the positives that we take forward and remember following therapy, when our traumas are processed and long since forgotten.

This book is essential reading, as it can inspire clinicians to work in a radically different frame towards the psychological benefit of their clients, plus it offers clients the important hopes that not only can they work towards decreasing their negative symptoms, but also they can hope for positive self growth and personal development following psychological trauma treatment!

The strengths of this book are that it is a well written, gripping, yet easy read, based in theory, offering an innovative therapeutic frame, whilst urging further research studies to be completed. It has its limitations in the qualitative nature and size of study, which cannot denote cause and effect, but it forms a good basis to encourage much needed further research.

The content is extremely useful to practitioners, in alerting them to an alternative way of viewing therapeutic processes and directing them towards EMDR as a positive example of how to practically work with clients towards this self development following trauma treatment.
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