THE PRIMAL WOUND UNDERSTANDING THE ADOPTED CHILD

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The Primal Wound

Author : Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN : 1905664761
Genre : Adopted children
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Originally published in 1993, this classic piece of literature on adoption has revolutionised the way people think about adopted children. Nancy Verrier examines the life-long consequences of the 'primal wound' - the wound that is caused when a child is separated from its mother - for adopted people. Her argument is supported by thorough research in pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding and the effects of loss.
Category: Adopted children

The Primal Wound

Author : Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN : 0963648004
Genre : Family & Relationships
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THE PRIMAL WOUND: UNDERSTANDING THE ADOPTED CHILD, by Nancy Verrier, is a challenging and courageous work. A book which adoptees call their "bible," it is a must read for anyone connected with adoption: adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, therapists, educators and attorneys. Dr. Thomas Verny, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE UNBORN CHILD, calls it "the best psychodynamic study of adoptees ever undertaken...tremendously helpful to those who really want to understand their psychological process." In its application of information about perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding and loss, THE PRIMAL WOUND clarifies the effects of separation from the birthmother on adopted children. In addition, it gives adoptees, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. As one adoptee said, "Only one thing has caused me more pain and damage than the existence of the primal wound: the world's insistence that it does not exist." The existence of the primal wound and suggestions for healing that wound are intelligently and compassionately set forth in this book, which is fast becoming the quintessential work about the complex and life-long process of adoption. The insight the author brings to the experience of abandonment and loss will contribute not only to the healing of those connected with adoption, but will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned. To order Contact: Nancy Verrier, publisher, P.O. Box 208, Lafayette, CA 94549. 925-284-5813, Fax 925-284-4248. Bookstores receive a 40% discount when ordering directly from publisher. Also available from Baker and Taylor and Ingram.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Primal Wound

Author : Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN : OCLC:849922183
Genre : Adopted children
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Category: Adopted children

Coming Home To Self

Author : Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN : 1905664818
Genre : Adoptees
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Although written with adopted children and adult adoptees in mind, Coming Home to Self is a book that can help anyone who has experienced an early childhood trauma or feels the need to re-examine their life and who they are. From understanding basic trauma and the neurological consequences of trauma to step by step methods of healing, Verrier's book will help readers discover their true self, take responsibility for that self and discover their personal spiritual path.
Category: Adoptees

Being Adopted

Author : David M. Brodzinsky
ISBN : 0385414269
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Recent studies have shown that being adopted can affect many aspects of adoptees' lives, from relationships with adoptive parents to bonds with their own children. Using their combined total of 55 years experience in clinical and research work with adoptees and their families, the authors use the voices of adoptees themselves to trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime.
Category: Family & Relationships

Adoption Healing

Author : Joe Soll
ISBN : CORNELL:31924089468585
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A unique book describing the coersion of pregnant women to surrender their babies to adoption, the personal holocaust suffered by them, and strategies for healing
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Coming Home To Self

Author : Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN : 0963648012
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book is a must-read for adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and those who live with, work with, and counsel them. It is also for anyone who believes that they are living an unauthentic life. This book explains the role of separation trauma in the life of adoptees and birth mothers and how that trauma affects the neurological system. It demonstrates how the inner, fearful child may be running the lives of adoptees. It shows how the meaning we give to events determines our beliefs and how those beliefs control our feelings, attitudes and behavior. It gives guidelines for discovering the authentic self and for becoming accountable for our impact on others. Reading this book should improve relationships, including reunions. It will help adoptive parents empathize with their children and teach them how to respond to their behavior and regulate their feelings. It will help professionals understand the issues specific to adoption and be better able to treat them. This book is about authenticity and accountability.
Category: Family & Relationships

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need To Succeed

Author : Sherrie Eldridge
ISBN : 0440338980
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Do I have what it takes to be a successful adoptive parent? Does my child consider me a successful parent? Will I ever hear my rebellious teen say, “I love you”? What tools do I need to succeed? In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge goes beyond those insights and shifts her focus to parents, offering them much-needed encouragement and hope. Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee and an expert in the field of adoption, Eldridge shares proven strategies and the moving narratives of nearly one hundred adoptive families, helping parents gain a deeper understanding of what is normal, both for their children and themselves. By first strengthening yourself as a parent, you’ll be able to truly listen to your child, and to connect with him on every level, by opening the channels of communication and keeping them open forever. Then you and your child can grow closer through the practical exercises at the end of every chapter. Discover how to • be confident that your role in your child’s life is vital and irreplaceable • pass on the legacy of healthy self-care by assessing and regulating your stress • communicate unconditional love to your child • talk candidly with your child about her adoption and her birth family • teach your family how to respond positively to insensitive remarks about adoption • connect with other adoptive families–and build a support network • plus learn to become a “warrior” parent…settle the “real parent” question…cope with emotional triggers–what to do when you “lose it” . . . celebrate the miracle of your family…and much more From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Family & Relationships

Adoption Reunions

Author : Michelle McColm
ISBN : UOM:39015032585328
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In this practical book, Michelle McColm takes the adoptee and birth parent carefully through the process of adoption reunion; drawing on extensive interviews and the experience of her own reunion.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Girls Who Went Away

Author : Ann Fessler
ISBN : 9781101644294
Genre : Social Science
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In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.
Category: Social Science