50 min

Episode 17 - Healing your Traumatized Child with Aletha Solter Aware Parenting Stories

    • Kids & Family

In this episode, I have the honour of interviewing the founder of Aware Parenting, Aletha Solter. Aletha is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist, mother of 2 grown children, international speaker, workshop leader and consultant. She studied with Dr Jean Piaget at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where she earned her master’s degree in human biology. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has written several books which have been translated into many languages. Dr Solter is the founder of the Aware Parenting Institute and is recognised internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline.

In this episode we discuss her latest book Healing your Traumatized Child. Dr Solter shares some of her considerable knowledge about trauma and how it impacts our children’s bodies. She shares how trauma affects feelings and behaviour, and challenges some of the main misunderstandings about how to support children who have experienced trauma. She describes how children are born knowing how to heal and how parents can facilitate this natural biological healing mechanism. She shares how emotional safety, attachment play and supported crying in arms are all vital parts of this healing process. She shares what her research has shown about how adults can also heal from trauma. She shares how this approach has far-reaching impacts on society at large, to address many of the challenges we currently face in the world.

To find out more about Aletha Solter, please visit www.awareparenting.com and her many books, including this one, are available from all online sellers. The Aware Parenting Institute is also on Facebook. I highly recommend all of her books.

In this episode, I have the honour of interviewing the founder of Aware Parenting, Aletha Solter. Aletha is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist, mother of 2 grown children, international speaker, workshop leader and consultant. She studied with Dr Jean Piaget at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where she earned her master’s degree in human biology. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has written several books which have been translated into many languages. Dr Solter is the founder of the Aware Parenting Institute and is recognised internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline.

In this episode we discuss her latest book Healing your Traumatized Child. Dr Solter shares some of her considerable knowledge about trauma and how it impacts our children’s bodies. She shares how trauma affects feelings and behaviour, and challenges some of the main misunderstandings about how to support children who have experienced trauma. She describes how children are born knowing how to heal and how parents can facilitate this natural biological healing mechanism. She shares how emotional safety, attachment play and supported crying in arms are all vital parts of this healing process. She shares what her research has shown about how adults can also heal from trauma. She shares how this approach has far-reaching impacts on society at large, to address many of the challenges we currently face in the world.

To find out more about Aletha Solter, please visit www.awareparenting.com and her many books, including this one, are available from all online sellers. The Aware Parenting Institute is also on Facebook. I highly recommend all of her books.

50 min

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