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Restoring Complexity to the Subjective Worlds of Profound Abuse Survivors: Lisa Hirschman

When persons are profoundly abused, aspects of their inner ability to experience and develop become hidden. Sometimes these abilities are irretrievably lost, and no amount of therapy can recover them. Other times fragments remain, protected from further abuse. This chapter outlines a therapeutic method that searches for and recovers these hidden abilities, thus reclaiming aspects of relatedness and growth for those who have been profoundly abused.