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Recovery from Trauma with Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy:
Soul Trauma and the Story of Persephone

Dr Linda Hoyle has published a book about ‘Recovery from Trauma’, which is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle format.  If you click on the picture of the book you will be taken to the book on Amazon. If that doesn’t work for any reason the full link is at the end of this page.


In this book Linda provides an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of the psychosynthesis approach used for recovery from chronic childhood trauma, known as Soul Trauma. 


This book is intended for two types of readers.  Firstly, students and practitioners who are interested in the in-depth theory of psychosynthesis psychotherapy and how it is applied to client work.  Secondly, individuals who want to understand their experience of trauma, are curious what it is like to be a psychosynthesis client or have an interest in the parallels between recovery and the myth of Persephone. 


In the first section, Linda presents the theoretical background, beginning with an outline of the seminal work of Assagioli (1965), who formulated a psychological system under the name psychosynthesis.  She then describes the contribution of Evans (2013) who developed a psychosynthesis psychotherapeutic framework, known as the Triphasic Model of Psychospiritual Unfoldment.


In the second section, Linda brings the theory to life using a clinical case study.  She begins by outlining the Greek myth of Persephone and her mother Demeter, which provides archetypes to understand Soul Trauma and the clinical case study.  She then presents details of the clinical case study and illustrate how a client with Soul Trauma presents at each level of the Triphasic Model.  Linda makes connections between the clinical case and the archetypes in the Greek myth, describes the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship at each level and provides examples of interventions that practitioners can use to support their clients in their recovery. 


The book concludes with a summary of themes from the clinical case study that illustrate how the Triphasic Model can be used as an effective therapeutic framework by psychotherapists to understand and work with Soul Trauma clients.


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