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Addictions and Trauma Recovery : Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit
Miller, Dusty, and Laurie Guidry
Norton Professional Books / Softcover / 2001-06-01 / 0393703681
Trauma / Addiction
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240 pages
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Dusty Miller's treatment model for addiction and self-injury, outlined in the best-selling Women Who Hurt Themselves, has been expanded in this new work to include the physical and spiritual impact of trauma. The Addictions and Trauma Recovery Integration Model (ATRIUM) presented here provides a blend of psychoeducation, process, and expressive activities, all of which are structured to address key issues linked to the experience of both trauma and addiction. The mind-body-spirit approach offers interventions to address these three dimensions of recovery in an integrated program of healing and empowerment.

This how-to manual introduces new ways of thinking about self-care, self-soothing, and self-expression. It provides a practical and empathic approach to the dysregulated mind-body experience of people with addictions who struggle with the impact of trauma. The recovery model described here may be used in conjunction with 12-step or other addiction treatment programs, as a supplement to trauma-focused psychotherapy, or as an independent model for healing. Each treatment component includes clearly articulated, illustrated explanations and interventions to be used collaboratively by professionals and consumers in groups or individual treatment. Handouts allow consumers to work on coping skills between sessions.

About the Author:

Dusty Miller, author of the popular trauma and addictions book Women Who Hurt Themselves, is a clinical psychologist, writer, and consultant. Dr. Miller is in recovery and is a survivor of childhood trauma and the mental health system.Laurie Guidry, also a clinical psychologist, writer, and consultant in Massachusetts, has worked extensively in the area of trauma and addictions recovery. Dr. Guidry has lectured on the impact of trauma on the mind and body, and is a specialist in issues related to sexual victimization and perpetration.

Table of Contents:

PART I: Introduction to ATRIUM Model

Development and Theory of the ATRIUM Protocol
Structure of Treatment Model

Part II: OUTER CIRCLE

Introductory Sessions
Session 1: Creating Safety
Session 2: Understanding Trauma Reenactment
Session 3: Addictions and Trauma Reenactment

PART III: MIDDLE CIRCLE

Trauma and the Mind
Session 4: Finding Emotional Balance
Session 5: Managing Anger
Session 6: Moving Beyond Anxiety and Fear

Trauma and the Body
Session 7: The Body Remembers
Session 8: Your Body as a Gift
Session 9: Touch and Intimacy

PART IV: INNER CIRCLE

Trauma and the Spirit
Session 10: From Reenactment to Reconnection
Session 11: Environmental Healing
Session 12: The Journey Toward Hope

Conclusion: After the Group Ends
Handouts
References
Index

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