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Books

  • The body keeps the score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma | Bessel van der Kolk (2014)
    • Trauma is a fact of life. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
  • Homecoming – Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child | John Bradshaw (1992)
    • Using a wealth of practical techniques, informative case histories and unique questionnaires, John Bradshaw demonstrates how your wounded inner child may be causing you pain. You’ll learn to gradually, safely, go back to reclaim and nurture that inner child.
  • Waking the Tiger – Healing Trauma – The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences | Peter A. Levine (1997)
    • Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed.
  • In an Unspoken Voice – How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness | Peter A. Levine (2010)
    • In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.

Therapists specialising in Abuse

Zvetlana Cassar

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Yasmin Muscat Monsigneur

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Shirley Buttigieg

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Gestalt Psychotherapist
Sharon Grima

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Counsellor, Social Worker & EMDR Trainee Practitioner
Noelle Camilleri

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Art Psychotherapist
Maria Mifsud

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Jessica Grech Parnis

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Forensic Psychology Practitioner
Gillian Balani

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Counsellor
Esther Zammit

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Daniel Cutajar

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Counsellor

Resources about Abuse

Understanding the different forms of narcissism

Written by Danjela Falzon
When we hear the term ‘narcissist’, we usually think of the grandiose, self-important, arrogant and powerful world leader or celebrity. Recently, however, the term ‘narcissist’ is increasingly being used to refer to co-workers, bosses, partners or family members. This may be due to a rise in narcissism or simply increased awareness of this toxic personality style. Whichever it is, the real…

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The human cost of prostitution and the pornography industry

Written by Danjela Falzon
I wonder what you think about when you hear the mention of strip clubs, ‘massage’ parlours or escort services, and what your feelings are about pornography. Until recently, I had a relatively passive attitude towards porn and prostitution, knowing very well they existed but not giving much thought to what was really happening behind closed doors, so to speak. Recently, when I saw media reports…

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The heavy burden of family secrets

Written by Maria Mifsud
I got inspired to write about the theme of secrets and secrecy, when my dear colleague Marilyn Attard and I had a peer consultation supervision session, after we noticed that this theme was prominent in many families and individuals whom we were supporting and working with. Before we dive further into this article, I encourage you first to reflect on how keeping a secret from the people you lov…

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The birth of your very own Batman/Batwoman

Written by Maria Mifsud
In the fictional universe of DC Comics, Batman was born the night that 10-year-old Bruce Wayne witnessed the brutal murder of his parents. The unification of the two characters occurred when Bruce Wayne lost both his parents and his childhood. One night, Thomas and Martha Wayne, along with their son, went to watch a classic movie. Afterwards, while they were walking through Park Row, the family…

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Supporting children who have experienced abuse

Written by Maria Mifsud
A Child’s Heart of Sorrow A 10-year-old girl by the name of Taylor, one of my long-term clients, regularly comes to my office to attend psychotherapy sessions. Taylor has been benefiting from these sessions for quite some time now and she has progressed immensely, both on an emotional and cognitive development level. I still remember the gloomy, grey weather on the day that I met her f…

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SSHHHH! Don’t tell anyone! – My Magic Wardrobe

Written by Maria Mifsud
This story is based on true events. Names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. One day I was paying a visit to a client of mine called Eva, after she had kindly invited me over to her place. The thirty-year-old Eva was in the kitchen peeling potatoes, while the water on the stove was boiling. I was sitting on her couch sipping tea, while keenly waiti…

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Lost childhood: When children and parents reverse roles

Written by Maria Mifsud
This story is based on true events. Names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. A common occurrence that I have lately encountered in my therapeutic sessions is parentified children and teenagers. Parentification, a word that might come across as big-sounding, is basically the role reversal between a parent and their child. Children are made to act…

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Human Trafficking – Society’s dark underbelly hidden in plain sight

Written by Maria Mifsud
In my profession, I’ve met people coming from all walks of life. Among these, I’ve also had the opportunity to work with both survivors and perpetrators who were involved in human trafficking. I can assure you that these are terrifying criminal organizations. I have come to the conclusion that this kind of crime is incredibly well-organized. It is not so easy to detect where traffickers might …

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