A scream away from happiness!? When hope and risks are close together. Bonding Psychotherapy with traumatizedclients.
Daniela Feuerhak – Ute Schreckenberg (Germany)
In practice, we are encountering increasing numbers of patients who suffer from the implications of traumatizing conditions, and traumatizing bonds in particular, from childhood. Individuals who have experienced physiological trauma are often thin-skinned and they become easily overwrought. They exhibit survival strategies and protections against de-compensation, namely falling into dissociative states, avoiding emotional and/or physical contact, and separating themselves from their feelings. This mental state, which typifies traumatized patients, is not a positive precondition for body-centered treatments, such as Bonding Psychotherapy. Nonetheless, Bonding Psychotherapy tends to attract this clientele, who seek and long for healing. How can we modify our approach to treatment in order to work most effectively with these clients? We will be presenting and demonstrating several aspects our efforts to bridge the supportive effects of trauma therapy and Bonding psychotherapy in our clinical work.
Born in 1961, Dipl.paed., trainings in Gestalt Therapy (HpG), Bonding-Psychotherapy, Trauma Therapy. Daniela is a Former member of the staff in Hochgrat– Clinic Wolfsried, member of staff in the Dan-Casriel-Institute since 1998. She is a Joint founder of “past-clinik”-therapeutic after-care, non-employed therapist. Key activities attachment behaviour, resource work with traumatized patients and inner child work.