Early Trauma

Early Trauma : Pregnancy, Birth and First Years of Life

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This book is a collection of essays on the topic of pre-, peri- and post-natal issues that are traumatising for the infant. Professor Franz Ruppert is the editor of the book and contributes three essays. The other 16 essays are written by practitioners who work with his theories and method, bringing their own particular interest and expertise to understanding this subject of early trauma.

Covering a range of issues from the influence of the attitude of the mother and father towards the unborn child, the 'unwanted' child, inability to get pregnant, IVF, miscarriages and stillbirths, abortion, adoption, pre- and post-natal depression, attachment failure, marital violence and so on, this book provides a rich resource of thinking, ideas and research.

The early life of the infant, from conception on, will be the most important therapeutic exploration and consideration of our time, having far-reaching effect on who we are as individuals and as a species, and how we think about our development into the future.

This is an exciting book. Ruppert has drawn together some extraordinary writing, informative and compelling.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 399g
  • Trudoxhill, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0955968372
  • 9780955968372
  • 294,749

Table of contents

1 Early Traumatisation and the 'Constellation of the Intention'; 2 Conception as a source of early trauma; 3 Maternal ambivalence during pregnancy; 4 Unfulfilled desire to have children.; 5 Abortions and Trauma; 6 Traumatic Experiences in the Womb; 7 Pregnancy and giving birth from the perspective of multi-generational psychotraumatology; 8 Premature birth as the result and cause of traumatisations; 9 The process of separation and re-bonding: the final birth phase; 10 Miscarriages and stillbirths as trauma; 11 'Psychosis' following the birth; 12 Mothers caught between wanting to have a career, having financial difficulties and making time for their children; 13 Growing up with grandparents as an early trauma; 14 Violence instead of love from the very start; 15 Early trauma, adoption and foster parents; 16 Eating disorders as a consequence of early traumatisation; 17 'Anorexia' and early trauma; 18 Symbiotic Trauma in the Individual Setting; 19 Healing and prevention of early traumas.
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About Franz Ruppert

Professor Dr Franz Ruppert, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. He gained his PhD in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Technical University of Munich in 1985.Since 1995 he has specialised in psychotherapeutic work, with a particular focus on the aetiology of severe mental disorders. This has led him to an in depth study of attachment processes and trauma and the resulting impact of early traumatisation on the infant. His publications include: Verwirrte Seelen (2002, Kosel, Munich), (Confused Souls, not available in English), followed by four books translated from German into English: Trauma, Bonding & Family Constellations: Understanding and Healing Injuries of the Soul (2008), Splits in the Soul: Integrating Traumatic Experiences (2011), Symbiosis & Autonomy: Symbiotic Trauma and Love Beyond Entanglements (2012), Trauma, Fear and Love; How the Constellation of the Intention Supports Healthy Autonomy (2014) all published in English by Green Balloon Publishing, Steyning, UK.Ruppert teaches in Germany and many other countries including Brazil, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and Spain, furthering his insights into the deeper transgenerational effects of trauma in different cultures, and researching the methodology of constellations as a means of better understanding the effects and healing of trauma.
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