Collective Trauma and the Relational Field

Author/s Miriam Taylor
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/1
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 73-82 File size 180 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2021-001008
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Taken from a whole field perspective, this paper considers some of the factors and pro-cesses that form the ground from which collective experiences may be constructed as being traumatic. The history of pandemics sheds light on the current Coronavirus pandemic, in which we see these processes repeated, as is the nature of trauma. Changes in our ways of being in the world (Herman, 1992), and with one another, especially when working in an un-familiar space are viewed through the lens of meeting, contact and disconnection.

Keywords: Collective trauma, situation, contact, safety, retraumatization

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Miriam Taylor, Il trauma collettivo e il campo relazionale in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2021, pp 73-82, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2021-001008