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    IJHC January 2016 Table of Contents

    Editorial Musings Neuroplasticity Challenges: Cognitive and Emotional Disuse Atrophy Daniel Benor, MD Read article Research Healing in Rwanda: The Words of the Therapists Jenny Edwards, PhD Read article Wholistic Approaches Healing a Country: Rwandans Lead the Way Suzanne Connolly, LCSW, LMFT Read article Variations on the Theme of Healing A Multi-Dimensional View of Psyche: Psychosis or a Very Intuitive Person? Barbara Stone, PhD, LISW, DCEP Read article Treating “Frozen” Latent Fantasies in Trauma Therapy Philippe Isler, MA Read article Book [read more]

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    IJHC Book Reviews January 2016

    Francesca Mason Boring. Family Systems Constellations and Other Systems Constellation Adventures: A transformational Journey

    Caroline Sakai, PhD. Overcoming Adversity: How Energy Tapping Transforms Your Life’s Worst Experiences, A Primer for Posttraumatic Growth

    Sidney Rosen, Editor and Commentator. My Voice Will Go With You: The teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson

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    Treating “Frozen” Latent Fantasies in Trauma Therapy

    Trauma involves dissociation, and dissociation from the reality of the present moment can produce varieties of fantasies, such as a revenge fantasy or a fantasy that the traumatic event did not occur. These fantasies can become an integral aspect of the trauma itself, capable both of triggering posttraumatic symptoms and interfering with treatment and healing. Throughout the history of psychology, fantasy… has not been discussed as an integral element of the trauma that actively contributes to the ongoing cycle of posttraumatic symptoms. This article outlines a positive perspective on trauma-related fantasies and the importance of treating them in the therapeutic process.

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    A Multi-Dimensional View of Psyche: Psychosis or a Very Intuitive Person?

    This article reports a single-case study of a woman diagnosed with psychosis who heard voices and suffered for 25 years with heavy feelings of depression. She had been unresponsive to traditional psychiatric treatment during this entire time. With one session of energy therapy, she had a complete remission of her symptoms. Barbara Stone, PhD, used the Soul Detective™ approach she developed to find and resolve the multiple origins of the problem… Bridging shamanism and energy therapies, this approach…

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    Healing a Country: Rwandans Lead the Way

    This is a report on an extremely effective method for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – a problem that is being experienced increasingly around the world… Until recently, treatments for PTSD have been disappointingly limited in their benefits. The experiences of a team of therapists practicing Thought Field Therapy (TFT) in Rwanda are shared, with exceptional results in treating victims of the 1994 genocide… Despite their decades of suffering, a single session of TFT sufficed in most cases to clear many or all of the troublesome PTSD symptoms…

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    Healing in Rwanda: The Words of the Therapists

    In 2009, four therapists from the United Sates presented the basic algorithm training in Thought Field Therapy (TFT) to 36 respected community members at the Izere Center (Center for Hope) in…Rwanda. A year later, 35 of the trained therapists reported… prior to the Thought Field Therapy treatments, their clients had experienced anger, fear, headaches, hopelessness, anxiety, loneliness, and sadness. They reported that after the treatment, people’s lives had changed. They felt happy, their trauma was gone, they felt better than before…

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    Neuroplasticity Challenges: Cognitive and Emotional Disuse Atrophy

    Neuroplasticity of the brain may help us to use the transducer that is our brain in an economical manner. It may, however, distort our perceptions of reality and may make it difficult for us to perceive aspects of our world that are outside our habitual frames of reference. This may help us to understand some of the reasons for the slowness of humans to respond to global warming and other threats to the survival of life on our planet as we know it today…

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