The primal wound: understanding the adopted child
THE PRIMAL WOUND: UNDERSTANDING THE ADOPTED CHILD, by Nancy Verrier, is a challenging and courageous work. A book which adoptees call their "bible," it is a must read for anyone connected with adoption: adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, therapists, educators and attorneys. Dr. Thomas Verny, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE UNBORN CHILD, calls it "the best psychodynamic study of adoptees ever undertaken...tremendously helpful to those who really want to understand their psychological process." In its application of information about perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding and loss, THE PRIMAL WOUND clarifies the effects of separation from the birthmother on adopted children. In addition, it gives adoptees, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. As one adoptee said, "Only one thing has caused me more pain and damage than the existence of the primal wound: the world's insistence that it does not exist." The existence of the primal wound and suggestions for healing that wound are intelligently and compassionately set forth in this book, which is fast becoming the quintessential work about the complex and life-long process of adoption. The insight the author brings to the experience of abandonment and loss will contribute not only to the healing of those connected with adoption, but will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned. To order Contact: Nancy Verrier, publisher, P.O. Box 208, Lafayette, CA 94549. 925-284-5813, Fax 925-284-4248. Bookstores receive a 40% discount when ordering directly from publisher. Also available from Baker and Taylor and Ingram.
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Review: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted ChildUser Review - Caitlin - Goodreads
The first half of this book is really helpful in describing attachment theory as it relates to adoption. The first half pulls much more from clinical work and theory than the second half and is useful ... Read full review
Review: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted ChildUser Review - Shannon Carlock - Goodreads
As an adoptee, I related to much of what Verrier has written about the emotionality of this "wound". However, I'm not sure whether or not I believe that there is enough validity to claim that this ... Read full review
The Connection with the Birthmother
Loss of the Mother and the Sense of Self
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Pact, An Adoption Alliance - Adoption and Race: Articles
The Primal Wound? by Randolph W. Severson. I don't support the theory of the primal wound developed by Nancy Verrier and clearly and comprehensively ...
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Quantum Parenting - In Appreciation of <em>The Primal Wound</em>
Verrier, N.: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1993. Severson, R.: Adoption: Philosophy and Experience. ...
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Brad on Adoption: The Primal Wound, by Nancy Verrier
I have gone on a bit of a reading binge recently. Learning more about how I can help my children survive and thrive in life. ...
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Baby Love Child » On so called ‘the primal wound’: “personal ...
... to a thread about Nancy Verrier’s books; “The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child” and “Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up”. ...
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Adoption: The Primal Wound
To order her book "The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child," write Nancy Verrier, 919 Village Center, Lafayette, CA 94549. ...
The Birth Scene: Adoption
So writes Nancy Verrier in her book, The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child (1993). Rather than deeply question whether the experience of ...
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1) Verrier, N. (1993). The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child. Baltimore, MD: Gateway. Please read our disclaimer.
The Primal Wound
To order her book The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child, write Nancy Verrier, 919 Village Center, Lafayette, CA 94549. ...
Welcome to bowkerbios! Nancy Verrier
She is the author of two books on adoption: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child, published in 1993, and Coming Home to Self, ...