The next few weeks we will share a couple of our most central models regarding trauma and Mentalization as promised to some of Janne’s students at the Anna Freud Center.

The first model “Normal reactions after having experienced something violent” explains the four normal reactions to trauma. The model is a useful visual tool when talking to children about post-traumatic stress reactions.

You can find all the models and read much more about mentalization in our book “The Mentalization Guidebook”. The book is a tool for professionals working with traumatized and neglected people who want to use mentalization in their work.