Pain and Trauma Management

  • Padmasiri de SilvaEmail author


Today , issues pertaining to traumatology have received a great deal of attention across the world and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has been at the centre of useful projects. The reason for this wide concern is that the category of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has widened with large numbers coming under sexual assault; being held hostage; the impact of natural disasters, refugees in large numbers, asylum seekers with women and children and victims of armed conflict. For those interested in the important therapeutic and research that has been done, there are two important works. The first is Body Remembers by Babette Rothschild . From the perspectives of somatic intelligence , Rothschild presents an elegant portrayal in which the body is a resource: Basic body awareness; making friends with body sensations; identifying emotions, an area today developed by the ground breaking research of Antonio Damasio .


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Philosophical, Historical and International StudiesMonash UniversitySpringvaleAustralia

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