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Summary

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, and attachment with a practical approach to treatment, all communicated in straightforward language accessible to both client and therapist. Listeners will be exposed to a model that emphasizes "resolution" - a transformation in the relationship to one's self, replacing shame, self-loathing, and assumptions of guilt with compassionate acceptance. Its unique interventions have been adapted from a number of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based therapies, and clinical hypnosis. 

Listeners will finish the chapters of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with a solid grasp of therapeutic approaches to traumatic attachment, working with undiagnosed dissociative symptoms and disorders, integrating "right brain-to-right brain" treatment methods, and much more. Most of all, they will come away with tools for helping clients create an internal sense of safety and compassionate connection to even their most dis-owned selves.

©2017 Janina Fisher (P)2019 Tantor

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The book I've been looking for

I was motivated to write this review as I thought other reviewers have been overly critical of the narration. I wouldn't want this to put other listeners off of what I found to be an amazingly useful resource for therapists. The narration could be described as 'commercial' as worst but it doesn't lack expression or feel awkward 'like an android'. Much of the dialogue in the book is between childlike parts of the client's personality so perhaps it can sound childlike but that is obviously intentional. It certainly isn't monotonous.

I would recommend listening to the free sample on Audible before purchasing and making up your own mind.

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Wonderful book, very poorly narrated.

I was really looking forward to getting into this book but, after enduring the introduction, have had to order the hard copy instead.
The content sounds as though it will be extraordinarily useful in my practice but, unfortunately, it sounds as though it’s being narrated by a computer and I’m finding that too distracting.

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So helpful to aid self understanding

This is the most amazing book by the most amazing lady. I am 51 and in the last 2 years my body has finally burst from a traumatic childhood and I am desperately trying to understand what is happening to me as it is so alien. I dissociate and hear voices/parts now which in looking back have always been there but I was completely unaware of my state.. this is so incite ful and I think this may form such an important part to my healing

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Nasty automaton voice spoils this

This is a fantastic book, with useful and relevant content. But REALLY???? The narration is just horrendous. IT's a voice simulator and it kills any effectiveness of the book.

I'd get a book

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Integration

This is an excellent and very comprehensive book, which is very clear and descriptive for therapists in particular. I enjoyed reading and learning from Janina’s work. I did find the audio version to be very long, and it seemed a little repetitive, especially toward the ending - I would suggest creating an abridged version. The appendices were helpful and overall I regard it as an excellent guide that therapists who work with developmentally traumatised can refer to.

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Great content. Poor narrator.

I found the content very useful and practical. Very relevant and up to date. unfortunately the narrator sounds like an android.

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sounded robotic

not a fan. first few chapters okay but didnt sound very routed in theory.

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listened to over and over again!

really helpful material
well read and good theory of parts
I'd definitely recommend to therapist and trauma survivor

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Amazing Resource

This book is a much more in-depth version of Janina Fischers workbook (Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists). May be start there if you are a beginner or less interested in details and purely want coping mechanisms. However, if you quite academic and/or are looking for a deep dive into some of your behaviours I highly recommend. I have never seen such accurate description of my symptoms, set out in such a methodical way. However, I have found these accurate descriptions, particularly of self-soothing behaviour, unsettling at times. I have a therapist and so can discuss these situations with them. I read with care but am so grateful to have such a valuable resource to help me navigate my world of trauma.

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Insightful and enlightening

The author explains the inner struggles of trauma in a very relatable, down to earth and understandable way. She is insightful and yet not patronizing or boring. And this book really helps in getting to the next step, when ones feels stuck in therapy or self development.

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  • 05-12-19

Great Book for understanding your trauma

already helping me to calm down my triggered parts & helped me understand that I do have a normal functioning life self & that I don't need to be hijacked by my triggered parts

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  • Barbara
  • 23-06-20

Touches home

Extremely helpful for my struggles. I consider it my bible. I would love it even better had the author narrated it!

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  • michael mailloux
  • 24-09-19

great book. brings together IFS & sensorimotor.

great book brings together IFS & sensorimotor. plus the case studies are great as well

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  • kaija
  • 28-11-20

lifechanging

i couldn't stop listening, this book has changed my life. i have never felt so far from alone, so understood

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  • Zanriel
  • 05-11-20

too dry and technical

This book is full of psychobabble. I've been studying psychology all my life and I'm pretty comfortable with the jargon but this book made me feel like I was at a tech conference. It has a lot of useful info but this is NOT a self-help book.

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  • Funkwad
  • 14-05-21

Just stop searching and read this book!!!!

I can't tell you how spot on this is for anyone who has childhood trauma and is trying to figure themselves out.
This is it.
It explains everything.
Knowledge is power.

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  • J. Smith
  • 22-10-20

Helpful for a person who lives with DID and their family members

This book was very helpful in understanding the experience of DID. It was even more helpful in proving a path to navigate life and treatment. Having a common language to describe the experience on the side of the DID person and to hear the experience and understand it from the family member or friends perspective.

The therapy described was incredibly helpful as well. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Kim bowerbank
  • 23-11-19

Insightful

I will be listening again to make sure I have retained all the information. I have a long way to go . But understanding is the key .

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  • Ruzette Nicolas
  • 31-10-20

Excellent book

It was very enriching to read this book. It gave me a broader view as a psychologist and helped me understand my appearant contradictions. Thank you

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  • EaRNed
  • 15-12-20

"wow, it's literally a computer talking. "

Only made it a few sentences in. It's a shame they didn't spend the money on a better narrator.

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