Notes on trauma: Tracing a pathway from Jung to modern psychotraumatology
Psychotraumatology is a recent branch of study. EMDR is one of the tools widely used in the treatment of post-trauma as it leads to a rapid desensitization of traumatic memories. EMDR presents a large number and affinities and points of contact with Jungian theory. The feeling-toned complex offers a model which explains how the material emerges which in an EMDR session is organized at a deep level. The trauma complex is interlaced with feeling-toned complexes. In the context of recent neuroscientific discoveries, Jean Knox proposed an integration of analytical theory with attachment theory. The change achieved through EMDR can be linked to the re-formulation of internal working models. The experience with EMDR is also a descent into the nether regions: a nekuia, a condensed into a very brief space and time period.
Original Work Citation
Fiorentino, M. (2007, August). Notes on trauma: Tracing a pathway from Jung to modern psychotraumatology. Presentation at the 17th IAAP Congress for Analytical Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa
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