This book is primarily for psychotherapists, but is also for professionals such as lawyers, judges, doctors, and the clergy, and for victims. Different perspectives describe worlds of sadistic violence, revealing how human beings are deliberately and persistently broken. It explores how victims are used and abused in the context of pornography, prostitution, and snuff videos; how they are deprived of their rights through mind control: degraded to nothing more than objects, abused at the push of a button according to the desires of the tormentors. Claims by the "false memory" movement aid the tormentors, and this is reflected in the language these groups use. With an explanation of the diverse structures of dissociation, ranging from dissociation as the reaction of an organism, through conditioning, all the way to programming, the author develops a structural model for treating victims of extreme violence and mind control.
Gaby Breitenbach is a psychologist and psychological psychotherapist. As well as working with clients who suffer from traumatic experiences, she is also a system therapist and behaviour therapist. In 1985 she first encountered the topic of extreme traumatization, and has now founded a house ('Vielseits') for survivors of extreme violence, based in Germany.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR PREFACE by Ellert R. S. NijenhuisFOREWORD by Alison MillerWHO THIS BOOK IS FOR SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE Dissociation in everyday life; dissociation and programming CHAPTER TWO A working model demonstrated through case studies CHAPTER THREE Practical conclusions for psychotherapy CHAPTER FOUR How distinctions in the internal and external worlds develop as a result of experiences CHAPTER FIVE Inside views from a sadistic world CHAPTER SIX Inside views from a survivor CHAPTER SEVEN Death of an assassin CHAPTER EIGHT About dissociative worlds CHAPTER NINE Therapy to facilitate nurturing attachmentsCHAPTER TEN Truth, lies, deception, and fabrication CHAPTER ELEVEN Dissociation, imagination, and fantasy CHAPTER TWELVE Power and powerlessness CHAPTER THIRTEEN The language of violence CHAPTER FOURTEEN Differences that make a difference CHAPTER FIFTEEN Prospects-so much is missing GLOSSARY NOTES REFERENCES FURTHER READING INDEX