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Christine Forner

Trauma Specialist (BA, BSW, MSW, RSW)

Christine Forner has been working with survivors of domestic abuse, child sexual abuse and other forms of severe abuse and violence for 35 years. She is a clinical social worker, working in private practice, specializing in dissociative disorder, complex post traumatic stress disorder and other early attachment harms.

Christine is a past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and lectures internationally on the issue of dissociation, complex trauma, and the intersection of dissociation and mindfulness.

Christine has written articles on the topic of dissociation and mindfulness and most recently her work has focused on the origins of misogyny and the patriarchy from a neurobiological and trauma lens. She is the author of Dissociation, Mindfulness and Creative Meditations: Trauma Informed Practices to Facilitate Growth.

The Oldest Trauma
Gender Trauma Misogyny Patriarchy

The Oldest Trauma

Oct. 19, 2022

What if misogyny is not the hatred of women - but a phobia? What if patriarchy is not a power structure - but a pathology? And what if we could trace these twin phenomena back to their point of origin like we can trace the e…