The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment
This book reduces the chasm between scientific theory and clinical practice in the treatment of PTSD. It explains the phenomenon of somatic memory: an implicit memory of traumatic events held in the brains and bodies of trauma survivors. This memory is often expressed in the symptomatology of PTSD – nightmares, flashbacks, startle responses, and dissociative behaviors. Bridging the gap between talk therapy and body therapy, Rothschild presents principles and non-touch techniques for giving the body its due. The book is filled with engaging case studies.