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Trauma's Labyrinth: Reflections of a Wounded Healer
Laura K. Kerr | 9798985746013
LK Kerr Books / Softcover / 2022-04-01 / X74601
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344 pages
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Trauma can feel like a labyrinth, twisting on itself like a maze of despair, without end or exit. This seems particularly true in today's chaotic world of pandemics, climate change, social conflict, and systemic violence. Increasingly, the conditions of the larger world aggravate, if not cause, the traumas in our individual lives.

However, as Laura K. Kerr explores in this wide-ranging collection of essays, not only can we heal from trauma, but we can use it as an opportunity for growth and transformation, changing ourselves and the world for the better. Drawing from her experiences as researcher, trauma survivor, and psychotherapist, she examines various causes of trauma, details how to understand and treat trauma's effects, and explores the role society plays in activating traumatic defenses. Despite the weightiness of the topic, Dr. Kerr brings hope for lasting, positive change.

As Dr. Kerr shows, the key lies in removing rigid divides, like those between wounded and healer, self and society. When they are integrated, healing becomes transformative and enduring-not only for ourselves but for the increasingly traumatized world in which we live.

About the Author:

Laura K. Kerr, PhD is a scholar and former psychotherapist specialized in sensorimotor psychotherapy. Though her primary focus is trauma and its effects, her interests are varied, with degrees in physics, atmospheric and space science, philosophy, counseling psychology, and the philosophy of education and symbolic systems. Dr. Kerr has published numerous articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and a monograph on dissociation in late modern America. She is currently at work on her next two books: one on the evolution of spirituality and the other on recovery from sexual trauma. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband. When not writing nonfiction, she gardens, paints, writes poetry, practices yoga, and enjoys nature. Visit her at .

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