Offers an introduction and practical, integrated approach for therapists working with people (both adults and children) who have been impacted by developmental trauma and attachment difficulties
Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell draw on fifty years of their combined clinical and teaching experience to provide this clear road map for understanding the complexities of early trauma and its related symptoms. Experts in the physiology of trauma, the authors present an introduction to their innovative somatic approach that has evolved to help thousands improve their lives. Synthesizing across disciplines--Attachment, Polyvagal, Neuroscience, Child Development Theory, Trauma, and Somatics--this book provides a new lens through which to understand safety and regulation. It includes the survey used in the groundbreaking ACE Study, which discovered a clear connection between early childhood trauma and chronic health problems. For therapists working with both adults and children and anyone dealing with symptoms that typically arise from early childhood trauma--anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, metabolic disorders, migraine, sleep problems, and more--this book offers fresh hope.
About the Authors:
Kathy Kain, MA, has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery for 37 years. A senior trainer in Somatic Experiencingï¿½ as well as Somatic Psychotherapy, she is an expert in integrating touch into the practice of psychotherapy and trauma recovery, as well as in somatic approaches to working with developmental and complex trauma. She teaches therapists about the physiology of traumatic stress through her popular program "Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists" and is principal author of Ortho-Bionomy: A Practical Manual. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP, is a leading expert in the field of Developmental Trauma and Adoption. The founder of the Austin Attachment and Counseling Center, Dr. Terrell works directly with individuals and families affected by trauma and teaches throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe. A Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas) with a background in Somatic Experiencing and EMDR, he has also been a featured keynote speaker at international adoption conferences and presenter at attachment and play therapy conferences. Dr. Terrell is a single adoptive parent of two sons and lives in Pflugerville, Texas.