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pp. 1-3

Title Page

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pp. 4-7

Table of Contents

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pp. 8-11

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Prologue

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pp. 12-17

Alittle Italian boy about nine, with wild and curly hair, rushed along the tenement streets of Harlem to meet his father at his fruit...

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1. Striking Out on a New Pathway

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pp. 18-44

Although we all know that suffering is a universal human experience, the modern world still does not know how to speak...

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2. The Trauma Story

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pp. 45-72

PHILOCTETES serves as a metaphor for the essential reality of the trauma survivor and his or her story. It is the genius of Sophocles that more...

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3. Humiliation

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pp. 73-98

On april 6, 1994, rebels shot down an airplane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, killing both. Then on April 7, an unprecedented...

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4. The Power of Self-Healing

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pp. 99-120

With the collapse of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 and 1980, hundreds of thousands of malnourished Khmer tried...

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5. Storytelling as a Healing Art

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pp. 121-144

In his memoir Survival in Auschwitz, the late Primo Levi describes a recurrent dream he had while in the death camp. In it he has returned home and is telling...

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6. Good Dreams and Bad Dreams

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pp. 145-167

The trauma story is only one self-healing pathway that has not been fully acknowledged. Another psychological process that has been long...

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7. Social Instruments of Healing

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pp. 168-198

Healing begins with a choice. Survivors of extreme violence must decide which reality to live in—their old, broken world or...

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8. The Call to Health

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pp. 199-224

Iam afraid of this patient.” This thought often echoes in the minds of doctors and therapists, paralyzing the self-healing forces in traumatized persons...

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9. Society as Healer

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pp. 225-251

The Indochinese Psychiatry Clinic (IPC) in Brighton, Massachusetts, was young, only eight years old, and just beginning to flourish. Its staff of sixteen doctors, social workers, psychologists...

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Epilogue

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pp. 252-259

In 1990 a miracle occurred in Thailand. The military supreme command had just about made the decision to move the 160,000 Site 2 residents—every man, woman, and child— away from the Thai-Cambodian...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 260-263

My work and ideas have been nurtured over the years by many sources. My mentors have included Professor Fritz Redlich, the first psychiatrist to become...

Endnotes

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pp. 264-271

Bibliography

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pp. 272-279

Index

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pp. 280-288

Back Cover

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pp. 289-289