Abuse impacts all dimensions of an individual’s life—physical, psychological, energetic, and spiritual. So why do most approaches to working with survivors of abuse focus almost exclusively on psychological interventions often leaving out healing for the body and soul?
Further, in an age of mistrust in professionals of all kinds, our desire to be above reproach can lead to interpretations of laws and ethics that squeeze out genuine, authentic, emotionally intimate therapeutic relationships. This is particularly problematic for clients who are survivors of abuse, because their healing requires a safe, emotionally intimate relationship.
The Art of Inner Listening offers a new multidimensional model for working with survivors of abuse. The book outlines a therapeutic framework for ethical, effective healing practice that incorporates interventions from diverse modalities—psychology, somatoenergetics, and shamanism—into a coherent whole that offers mind, body, and soul healing for survivors of abuse. This book will challenge your understanding of psychotherapy, reframe how you think about work with survivors, and offer medicine not only for the souls of your clients—but for yours as well.