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  • Welcome to CSAR
    Welcome to CSAR — an educational resource for clinicians interested in learning and deepening their understanding of affect regulation theory and its applications.  Along with ...
  • Dissociation, Lack of Association, and Multiplicity
    In situations of trauma and extreme adversity, dissociation is initially adaptive and protective, even fostering survival. Victims of rape, near-drowning, mountain climbing ...
  • “Trauma-Worlds”
    Life In a Reality Shaped by Fearfulness, Disconnection, and Shame
    If our childhood is emotionally wounding, survival systems are activated in both our minds and bodies. As a result, we live our lives from inside a reality which is different to ...
  • Engaging Parts: Getting Unstuck
    This blog entry is a companion piece to my prior CSAR post entitled “Engaging Parts: Vertigo Gets Grounded”, which can be accessed for a more detailed introduction to the Internal ...
  • The Power of Preying
    Why Men Target Women in the Workplace
    The recent firestorm of allegations made by several female actors of unwanted sexual advances and rape seems to have exposed yet another powerful man, Harvey Weinstein, as a ...
  • What Is Freedom?
    As often happens via social media, a stimulating quote by Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod found its way into my email box: “What is freedom? It is the moment-by-moment experience of ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Elizabeth Howell, Nancy Bravman, Daniela Sieff, and Alexandra Katehakis
New in our free (really!) reference library: Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman, "The Widening Scope of Mentalising: A Discussion"


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