This book was recommended to me by my professional supervisor. I bought it and gave it to my therapist to read. She said the book is excellent and has since advised all of her colleagues to read this it, and me too. Together we used some of the useful diagrams in the book to support my understanding of me. I have found the book truly enlightening. Thankfully, it has helped me to make sense of my previous therapists limited and outmoded approach to trauma and has highlighted so accurately what went wrong within the therapy room - a place where the therapist became unwittingly scared of her client resulting in there being no therapist in the room. Neither good for me nor the therapist. Janina provides an excellent approach to supporting the recovery of clients who have experienced trauma including working with the different parts of individuals who present with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I recently contacted Janina and she replied saying “You are just the type of person for whom I wrote the book! I am so glad it helped you understand yourself and understand why your previous therapy was so difficult. Remember that children grow and develop over a very long time, and it is always healing for them when their parents heal —- even when they are already grown”. I recommend this book to ALL survivors, therapists, counsellors and mental health professionals working with trauma.
Insightful and really helpful for therapists and clients alike. Finally a compassionate way to help deal with inner conflicts, fragmented parts, dissociation and self destructive behaviour that is not futher alientating for those whose parts are only trying to do the best they can after trauma. A way to help clients secure internal attachment.
This is a fantastic book. Excellent material which draws together information and practice from many modalities. Somewhat dense text to get through in the presentation/layout style of the book but well worth it.