- Series: Near Eastern St.;Bibliotheca Persica
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 25, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415123291
- ISBN-13: 978-0415123297
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defences of the Personal Spirit (Near Eastern St.;Bibliotheca Persica) 1st Edition
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Donald Kalsched is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute, New York.
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The value lies in the precise ability to capture the thoroughly real, private experience that a trauma survivor lives at the edge of the conscious, unconscious and dream interfaces. It's philosophical but easy to read for anyone with at least an honest, high school-level reading ability.
MANY of my patients, probably 90% or more, profess a Christian world view (I'm in the US "bible belt") and I can't help but notice the striking themes that run through their entire life stories. Most believe that there are spiritual explanations for the things that have been allowed to happened to them, such as the devil trying to steal their testimony. Childhood trauma of all types, spoken and unspoken messages from caregivers growing up, traumas in adult life - often all meld into the core beliefs that are usually discussed in cognitive approaches to PTSD. This work tells the same story from the patient's perspective.
If you think there are spiritual, metaphysical, or existential purposes to what you or your patients have experienced, you'll want to read this book. I would caution Christians immature in their faith or unread in their bible education to read it, take notes, and ask your questions to a trusted, biblically-based person in your church so that you can take these powerful lessons to heart safely. It's quite potent.