Understanding the Living Legacy of Trauma

This website is devoted to the understanding and treatment of the legacy of trauma: attachment failure, neglect, physical or sexual abuse in childhood, war exposure, sexual assault, medical trauma, and domestic or community violence.

Psychotherapist, Consultant, Trainer

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is an Advisory Board member of the Trauma Research Foundation and the author of three books.


Dr. Janina Fisher is an  author of three highly acclaimed books. Her publications provide insightful and practical guidance for therapists, trauma survivors, and anyone interested in understanding the impact of trauma on the mind and body


Join Dr. Janina Fisher for practical workshops that integrate mindfulness-based interventions into trauma therapy, and explore the impact of trauma on the body and mind to promote healing and recovery

February 23, 2024

Counteracting Negativity Bias in Traumatized Clients

Event by: N Science

February 29, 2024

Healing the Fragmented Self of Trauma

Event by: Fortschritte Hamburg

March 7, 2024

Suffering is Optional: Using Buddhist Approaches to Help Clients in Physical and Emotional Pain

Event by: N Science

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When enough webs of the spider join, they can trap a lion.
Ethiopian Proverb

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Undoing the Damage: Healing from the Shame of Trauma

This workshop will introduce participants to understanding shame from a trauma perspective — as a survival strategy rather than a response to degradation. Janina will show you how to help clients relate to their symptoms with curiosity and interest rather than with automatic acceptance.

Janina will share her vast experience working with shame and trauma. And there will be ample time for Q&A!