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Who You Were Before Trauma: The Healing Power of Imagination for Trauma Survivors

by Luise Reddemann Author

In Who You Were Before Trauma, German neurologist, psychotherapeutic specialist, and psychotherapist Dr. Luise Reddemann, presents her groundbreaking method for the treatment of complex disorders stemming from traumatic experiences. This three-phase trauma-therapy model, called Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy (PITT), utilizes imaginative exercises to help patients acknowledge and work through their traumatic memories by, among other things, unearthing buried strengths, creating balance and safe refuges, and integrating and reconnecting with others. A therapist, though integral, shouldn’t be a patient’s only source of comfort; instead, a trauma survivor should be empowered to take control of their recovery by becoming a true partner in their own recovery.

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