Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment: Healing From Complex Trauma

Janina-Fisher2
Academy of Therapy Wisdom

Key Points

  1. “D’s” healing journey highlights the importance of addressing parts as they activate in the present rather than focusing on past experiences.
  2. TIST emphasizes the value of developing a relationship with internal parts to facilitate healing.
  3. The mindfulness foundation of TIST provides clients with an enduring tool for self-regulation and recovery.
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Unblending: “D’s” Central Struggle

This section summarizes the treatment journey of “D”, highlighting her challenges and the methods used to overcome them. The most pressing challenge for “D” was unblending. As mentioned, she was particularly vulnerable to her addict part. Additionally, parts of her communicated judgment, self-doubt, and an urgent push for progress, warning that she would lose everything. This very fear paradoxically slowed her healing process.

In the TIST approach, and others like internal family systems, the focus is on the present rather than the past. It’s not about what the addict part made her do previously but about recognizing and feeling that part during therapy.

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