How peace is shaped by healing the fragmented self - 26.11.2021

In the workshop, I start from the hypothesis that unprocessed traumatic experiences are transferred to the next generation, both on an individual level and societal level.

Introduction

In the workshop, I start from the hypothesis that unprocessed traumatic experiences are transferred to the next generation, both on an individual level and societal level.

I emphasize that at a micro level, due to the presence of “ghost in the nursery” in an attachment relationship, the next generation suffers traumatic consequences such as dissociation, disorganized attachment, regulation problems, occurrence of aggression... On a macro level I would like to underline that unprocessed trauma and its consequences are projected into society and therefore cause trauma there as well.

I highlight that the transmission of trauma can be at the root of war, violence, terrorism…

 

I highlight that the transmission of trauma can be at the root of war, violence, terrorism…

I explain how survivors may develop adaptive styles to cope with the traumatic experiences, which also influence their parenting style and affect the children's psychosocial development thereby becoming intergenerational.

In the workshop, I made a link between betrayal trauma and the onset of aggression.

I consider betrayal trauma as having the same features and outcomes as complex trauma e.g., the stressor is interpersonal, the traumatic experiences are multiple, repeated, and cumulative, and the trauma occurs in developmentally vulnerable times. Using cases and theory, I demonstrate how all these factors influence brain development and the formation of relationships and cause a fragmentation of the self. In the presentation I offer therapeutic tools to learn in several ways how to treat complex trauma.

In the workshop, I highlight that an attachment disorder can be considered a dissociative disorder whereby unprocessed traumatic experiences cause a fragmentation of the self.

I focus in particular on the good-bad splitting that underlies polarization and demonization in the outside world. I also discuss the different psychological defense mechanism e.g., projection, identification, denial… which set stage for the development of dissociation. I describe a few symptoms and effects of dissociation, behavioural, neurobiological, bodily … Furthermore, I discuss the role of dissociation in the intergenerational transmission of trauma. In the part of the presentation where I highlight the therapeutic opportunities, I give tools on how to deal with dissociation.

 

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to define the interplay between trauma, dissociation, and violence.Participants will be able to identify the mechanisms underlying the demonization process.

Participants will be able to design both a tailor-made treatment plan and a community program.

Participants will be able to discuss the connection between inner and outer peace

Participants will be able to analyse the onset of intergenerational trauma

Participants will be able to combine bio-psycho-social-spiritual work to treat intergenerational trauma.

About Doris

Psychotraumatologist

Childtherapist

EMDR Practitioner

Timing (CEST - Belgium)

9u00 - 10u30

Break

11u00 - 12u30

Break

13u30 - 15u00

Break

15u30 - 17u 00

 

Timing (BST - UK)

8u00 - 9u30

Break

10u00 - 11u30

Break

12u30 - 14u00

Break

14u30 - 16u 00

 

Timing (MYT - Malaysia)

15u00 - 16u30

Break

17u00 - 18u30

Break

19u30 - 21u00

Break

21u30 - 23u 00