This is a relatively new book and area of research that explores the ambiguous territory of developmental trauma, which can range from obvious abuse to the subtleties of not being seen and nurtured in our earliest years of life. Although the book is fairly clinical, it is readable by most people who have a sincere interest in learning why, after years of talk therapy, alternative therapies, spiritual practices and sincere self-help efforts, they remain highly reactive in relationships and other life circumstances.
This is a valuable resource for those who have not found answers to their questions about complex trauma and PTSD that doesn't have one or a few identifiable critical experiences that seemingly caused the trauma response. It is a welcome guide through the murky waters of relational trauma that haunts so many Americans today. More information is also available at http://www.drlaurenceheller.com/books.html.