the heart of things

understanding trauma – working with constellations

Prologue
Introduction

Part I: A Multi-Generational Psychotraumatology

1.  Trauma
Introduction
1.1  History
1.2  What is Trauma?
1.3  Types of Trauma
1.4  Effects of different types of Trauma
1.5  The Split Self
1.6  Potential for Resolving Trauma

2.  Attachment
Introduction
2.1 Attachment Theory

3.  Symbiotic Trauma and Symbiotic Entanglement
Introduction
3.1  Symbiosis and Autonomy
3.2  Symbiosis of the Infant Child
3.3  Birth
3.4  The Needs of the Newborn Child
3.5  The Traumatised Mother
3.6  Traumatised Fathers
3.7  Symbiotic Trauma
3.8  Severe childhood abuse

4.  Trauma, Attachment and the Brain System
4.1  Mirror Neurones
4.1  Limbic Resonance
Conclusion

Part 2 – Trauma Constellations

5.  Introducing Practice and Method

6.  Basics of Practice
6.1  Can we heal trauma?
6.2  What is integration?
6.3  The Therapist and the Therapy

7.  The Constellation of the Intention
Introduction
7.1  Basic procedure
7.2  Clarifying the Intention
7.3  Opening Phase of the Constellation
7.4  The Phenomenon of the Constellations Process
7.5  The Representatives
7.6  The ‘Intention’
7.7  Resolution in the Opening Phase
7.8  Including the Trauma Field
7.9  Ending Phase
7.10  Contact and Connection

8.  Working with the Constellation
Introduction
8.1  A Phenomenological Approach
8.2  Trauma emotions and survival emotions
8.3  Working with The Survival Self
8.4  Working with Symbiotic Trauma and Symbiotic Entanglement
8.5  Adoption and other separations
8.6  Working with Children
8.7  Incest and child abuse
8.8  Trauma and the Body
8.9  Trauma in the Elderly
8.10  Facts and Fiction
8.11  Group Processing

9.  The Individual Constellation

10.  Working with Couples

Part 3 – Other Issues

11.  Trauma Constellations and Family Constellations

12.  Trauma Constellations and Psychotherapy

Conclusion

Appendix
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Index

References