From Behind the Other Chair, Volume Two: The Therapist Roars by Claran d'OrrFrom Behind the Other Chair, Volume Two: The Therapist Roars by Claran d'Orr

From Behind the Other Chair, Volume Two: The Therapist Roars

byClaran d'Orr

Paperback | November 20, 2009

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From a traumatized psyche pours the therapeutic poetry of a licensed marriage and family therapist, a new genre of poetic design called 'meta-symbolic encoded verse'. As a trauma survivor the author speaks to the hearts of humanity 'From Behind the Other Chair' in a gesture of peace and healing. Three consecutive volumes are autobiographical and begin with the present, flowing backward in time to the original severe traumas of commitments to a mental ward and jail sentences to the mental health unit of a correctional facility. The experiences gained by these atrocities inflicted brutal damage, but also taught valuable lessons in survival and endurance. Poetry is this therapist's therapy.

As d'Orr tells her tragic story it is her hope and purpose to touch the soul of the reader with the tenderness of a fellow wounded spirit, yet also with a firmness demanding that society reexamine the abysmal treatment of the lowest echelon of our culture, the mentally ill adult female. She has no advocate and suffers the nightmares of the mentally afflicted locked into a prison she herself inadvertently constructed.

You will perhaps think it could not happen to you. As did she. Her human rights were stripped and her dignity obliterated. She could not defend herself, nor could she comprehend the chain of events. Her world became surreal and horrific as she spun into a madness she could not control.

The emergence of the woman she always hoped to become is the story of her tragedies and the lessons contained therein. The rocky road of recovery she must tread with baby steps; the healing process is fraught with self-recrimination as she surveys the wreckage she has wrought unintentionally. She must arise from the ashes of the conf...
Title:From Behind the Other Chair, Volume Two: The Therapist RoarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.41 inPublished:November 20, 2009Publisher:IuniverseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1440150117

ISBN - 13:9781440150111

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