Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain By Daniel J. Siegel and Marion F. Solomon Published by Simon & Schuster
As we move into the third millennium, the field of mental health is in an exciting position to bring together diverse ideas from a range of disciplines that illuminate our understanding of human experience: neurobiology, developmental psychology, traumatology, and systems theory. The contributors emphasize the ways in which the social environment, including relationships of childhood, adulthood, and the treatment milieu change aspects of the structure of the brain and ultimately alter the mind.
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Many self-help books, particularly those inspired by the co-dependency movement, treat all dependency as unhealthy and urge us to banish it from our lives. But, argues Solomon, people can be too independent, isolating themselves from meaningful relationships. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a Los Angeles-based marriage counselor, Solomon demonstrates how early childhood experiences may encourage the growth of unhealthy defenses, advises readers how to break them down, accelerating healing and positive dependency. In her view, the ultimate goal is interdependence-a balance between healthy dependency and autonomy-over independence. This is a self-help book whose time has come.