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on 13 August 2015
I skim read this book and it certainly has interesting neuroscience aspects well described, and offers interesting perspectives on trauma. What put me off was the writer's description of Gestalt therapy as being a cathartic approach - completely inaccurate in respect to contemporary gestalt as I understand it; which works superbly with trauma.
I have since listened to this book on Audible and the writers seem to have 'harvested' many Gestalt therapy concepts in creating this new theory. I guess in this way this IS a compliment to Gestalt practice, but by not acknowledging this openly they are implying that these concepts have been created by themselves - like the work of carjackers, Gestalt has been pinched, resprayed and new licence plates fitted...and is now called NARM therapy!!