Our way of coping with overwhelming stress or trauma is to dissociate.

This helps us survive exposure to extreme situations. Afterwards we experience such moments as 'holes' in our awareness – represented by holes in the doughnuts. Learn More

About George

Dr George Halasz is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University, located at the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, and in private psychiatry practice.

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The idea of the 'exiled self' refers to the legacy of overwhelming stress and trauma where survival instincts - fight, flight, freeze and faint - persists to dominate daily life even beyond the threat resulting in degrees of personal 'disconnect' from ordinary reality and a persistent sense of un-safety.

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Triple R: Lullabies  and Review The Allan Schore Reader

Triple R: Lullabies and Review The Allan Schore Reader

  The Allan Schore Reader, edited by Eva Rass, Routledge, 2018, provides a wonderful introduction to Allan’s pioneering work. Included themes: relational trauma, reparative moments and many other contributions relevant to contemporary trauma informed care and therapy. From theory to practice Are you confounded by the current ways of thinking about trauma informed psychotherapy? Compare […]

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Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN) Seminars

Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN) Seminars

Recent MHPN Seminars: (20 Feb. 2018) focused on recent advances on our understanding of Relational and Attachment Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma and (21 Feb 2018) Vicarious Trauma. During the seminar, I made references to The Allan Schore Reader (edited by Eva Rass, Rutledge, 2018) to provide a coherent and valuable framework to introduce recent graduates as […]

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