The second edition of Experiential Unity Theory and Model: Treating Trauma in Therapy addresses the impact of trauma prevalent in the field of group therapy and in individual counseling and proposes Experiential Unity theory and model as an effective treatment option. It offers an integrative treatment approach that adheres to the principles of neuroscience and utilizes bottom-up processing, and a right-brain orientation to engage and process trauma. This theory and model has been offered in Individual therapy sessions as a treatment for depression, anxiety, addictions and other trauma- related distress and in Psychiatric Group therapy programs for over fourteen years. It has also been taught in university courses and delivered in workshops internationally, and at the Trauma informed Practice Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Alyson Quinn is a counselor and group therapist.
Chapter 1 Brief Trauma History and Influence of Neuroscience
Chapter 2 Experiential Unity Model (Group and Individual) and Therapy Informed by Neuroscience for Trauma
Chapter 3 Experiential Unity Model – Application to Individual and Group Therapy
Chapter 4 Cultural Trends That Can Suppress and Numb Our Feelings
The embodied and trauma-informed orientation to clinical practice described in this book is inspiring, informative, and useful. Quinn articulates a creative, whole-person model that serves as a comprehensive guide for healing and transformation through experiential engagement with the body, heart, and mind.
Quinn takes us one step ahead by building on trauma therapies and neuroscience, which she summarizes in an ingenious and comprehensive way. Quinn offers an innovative and integrative trauma therapy that brings left and right hemispheres together, while protecting the client from being retraumatized. This book is a must-read for trauma clinicians.
Distilling decades of clinical wisdom, Alyson Quinn gifts us with an accessible book that guides us through the tenuous terrain of trauma. Her bird’s-eye view of the landscape of literature offers us new avenues of inquiry. Through metaphors, drawings, and resourcing techniques, Quinn shows us how to co-create neural pathways toward healing. This book provides practical and immediate access to the ‘brain’s secret side door.’ As a nursing professor striving to integrate trauma-informed practice and pedagogy, I am inspired to achieve experiential unity between theory and praxis. A must-read for anyone in the helping professions.