What Happens After Detachment From Relational Trauma


  • Homayoun Shahri




relational trauma, attachment theory, limbic resonance, limbic regulation


In this paper, I will present a theoretical and experiential discussion about what happens after detachment from relational trauma. I will present insights from the attachment theory as well as neuroscience. I will also discuss limbic resonance, limbic regulation, and limbic revision, and will present techniques that will help with achieving them. A case history that highlights the theoretical discussions will be presented. I will discuss transference and resistance from a neuroscience perspective and will argue that if not worked through, they can impede progress in therapy and healing. I will also discuss the process of healing from a neuroscience perspective. A technique that can help to internalize connection and contact will also be presented.

Author Biography

Homayoun Shahri

Homayoun Shahri, Ph.D., M.A., CBT, LMFT, received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering specializing in coding and information theory from Lehigh University in 1990, and his master of arts in clinical and somatic psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (now part of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) in 2012. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has a private practice in Lake Forest, CA, USA. Homayoun is a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist and is a member of the International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) and the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA). Homayoun is a member of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and is on the peer review board of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal (IBPJ).
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How to Cite

Shahri, H. (2023). What Happens After Detachment From Relational Trauma. Bioenergetic Analysis, 33(1), 41–54. https://doi.org/10.30820/0743-4804-2023-33-41