A special heart that listens- trauma/attunement

Pondering this striking lesson, Bessel van der Kolk ( A well known Trauma expert) wondered if perhaps the most damaging aspect of trauma
wasn’t necessarily the awfulness of it, but the feeling of powerlessness in the face of it, the experience of
being unable to escape or fight or have any impact on what was happening. “
. But what patients really need, he believes, is the “therapist’s attuned attention to the moods, physical
sensations, and physical impulses within. The therapist must be the patient’s servant, helping him or her
explore, befriend, and trust their inner felt experience.”

special heart that listens

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