Our bodies, our selves: treating the somatic expressions of trauma with ego-state therapy.

@article{Phillips1995OurBO,
  title={Our bodies, our selves: treating the somatic expressions of trauma with ego-state therapy.},
  author={Maggie Phillips},
  journal={The American journal of clinical hypnosis},
  year={1995},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={109-21}
}
Trauma activates primitive defenses which often involve somatic processes. In this paper, the author explores the use of somatic approaches to ego-state therapy, developed by John and Helen Watkins (1979), which has been shown in the literature to be an effective method of treating the internal fragmentation and dissociated response patterns related to early childhood trauma. Through the use of hypnotic techniques such as the somatic bridge, ideosensory signalling, and sensory awareness… CONTINUE READING

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