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Haptotherapy as supplement to systemic constellations in healing trauma

31 July 2019 | Reflective practice 2019 |

Los – de Mare C. H.
Keywords| attachment| casus| children| Haptotherapy| IJHH| trauma


This article outlines how haptotherapy can make a valuable contribution to working through trauma, especially traumas obtained at a young age. The connections with the mother or both parents have been disrupted by traumatic events, shortcomings or failings and result in an insecure attachment between mother and child. This disrupts the development of identity. The child then seeks other connections in the outside world and loses contact with him/herself. Haptotherapy can offer essential help in shaping one’s individuality, working from a safe place to discover which connection helps him/her to become more of a ‘person’.

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How to cite (apa)
Los-de Mar, I. (2019). Haptotherapy as supplement to systemic constellations in healing trauma. In International Journal of Haptonomy and Haptotherapy (Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 1-2).
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