Children who have experienced sexual trauma carry body memories not recorded in the mind. In such circumstances, the trauma is expressed in actions, with no ability to speak it and give it meaning or interpretation. This chapter describes manifestations of the dissociation mechanism in childhood and the significance of attention and sensitive orientation to embodied knowledge, for achieving a life not governed by the trauma. The ideas of Anne Alvarez accompany the theoretical thinking throughout the chapter.
|Title of host publication||Dance/Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse|
|Subtitle of host publication||Assessment and Intervention Based on Body-Mind Approaches|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)