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Book Group: "Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors" by Janina Fisher

  • 4 May 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • Coffee Cartel at 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach

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Please join us to discuss trauma interventions and overcoming internal self-alienation.  We will use Janina Fisher's book "Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors" as the focus of our discussion.   Feel free to join the group to discuss trauma interventions even if you are reading another book related to this topic.

About the Book 

 "Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors" integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, and attachment with a practical approach to treatment, all communicated in straightforward language accessible to both client and therapist. Readers will be exposed to a model that emphasizes "resolution"―a transformation in the relationship to one’s self, replacing shame, self-loathing, and assumptions of guilt with compassionate acceptance. Its unique interventions have been adapted from a number of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based therapies, and clinical hypnosis. Readers will close the pages of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with a solid grasp of therapeutic approaches to traumatic attachment, working with undiagnosed dissociative symptoms and disorders, integrating "right brain-to-right brain" treatment methods, and much more. Most of all, they will come away with tools for helping clients create an internal sense of safety and compassionate connection to even their most dis-owned selves.

About the Author


Janina Fisher, PhD, is assistant education director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) consultant, and a former instructor at the Trauma Center, a clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as a clinician, author, and presenter, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, a former instructor at Harvard Medical School, and coauthor (with Pat Ogden) of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment. 

If you have questions about the Book Group, contact either Betsy McBride, LMFT at bmcbridetherapy@aol.com or Jennifer Birner at jb@jenniferbirner.com. 

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