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By M. Katherine Hudgins Phd TEP

"This publication introduces anything considerably new...original, clinically legitimate and well-thought out rules which were commonly 'tested' in workshops performed the world over over the past decade...a nice book!"
Adam Blatner, MD

The writer offers the healing Spiral version (TSM), a scientific amendment of Psychodrama, for therapists operating with those who are being affected by serious trauma and posttraumatic tension illness. A step by step consultant for utilizing experiential tools properly, the writer first explains the theoretical foundations of TSM, study and theories on trauma, and experiential psychotherapy as a foundation for realizing its improvement. all through, scientific motion constructions and complicated intervention modules for utilizing experiential tools are provided. each one bankruptcy includes energetic vignettes and case examples to illustrate the method and development of the spiral technique.

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Psychodrama, by definition (Kellermann, 1992) includes a minimum of one scene that uses role-playing methods. Basic techniques include 32 TRAUMA AND EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY spontaneity training, double, mirror, role training, role reversal, soliloquy, aside, and future projection. There are many excellent books, chapters, and articles on the original formulations of psychodrama (Blatner, 1995, 1996, 2000; Buchanan, 1980; Haworth, 1998; Holmes, 1991; Leveton, 1977/1992). Recent volumes detail applications to business, clinical practice, legal and political structures, and large organizations (Fox, 1987; Holmes & Karp, 1991; Holmes, Karp, & Watson, 1994; Hudgins & Kipper, 1998; Karp, Holmes, & Tauvon, 1998; Kellermann & Hudgins, 2000).

This allowed her to learn to “spiral up out of the chaos,” giving interventions direction and purpose in easy words. THE TRAUMA SPIRAL When trauma hits, the spiral map is frozen in time. The strands of energy, experiencing, and meaning do not interact or blend. Instead, they become fixed, crushed by the trauma. Conscious movement up and down the spiral becomes stuck, chaotic, and unpredictable. 2 The trauma spiral. image of the trauma spiral shows the uncontrolled energy. Experiencing becomes constricted or explosive and dangerous.

They scream out the rage that has been held in for years. Despair is met with holding and the space to fully cry for the losses and grief of traumatic experiences. Pain is witnessed with compassion and healing. Dances of joy and joining of spirits all happen in psychodrama as an experiential method of group psychotherapy. REGRESSION IN THE SERVICE OF THE EGO Slavson (1951) stated that the true value of catharsis is that it produces therapeutic regression in the service of the ego. The reason that conscious regression does repair the ego is based on state dependent learning.

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