A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy

A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy

Annie G. Rogers / Jan 23, 2020

A Shining Affliction A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy A moving account of a true life double healing through psychotherapy In this brave iconoclastic and utterly unique book psychotherapist Annie Rogers chronicles her remarkable bond with Ben a sever

  • Title: A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
  • Author: Annie G. Rogers
  • ISBN: 9780140240122
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • A moving account of a true life double healing through psychotherapy.In this brave, iconoclastic, and utterly unique book, psychotherapist Annie Rogers chronicles her remarkable bond with Ben, a severely disturbed 5 year old Orphaned, fostered, neglected, and forgotten in a household fire, Ben finally begins to respond to Annie in their intricate and revealing place theA moving account of a true life double healing through psychotherapy.In this brave, iconoclastic, and utterly unique book, psychotherapist Annie Rogers chronicles her remarkable bond with Ben, a severely disturbed 5 year old Orphaned, fostered, neglected, and forgotten in a household fire, Ben finally begins to respond to Annie in their intricate and revealing place therapy But as Ben begins to explore the trauma of his past, Annie finds herself being drawn downward into her own mental anguish Catastrophically failed by her own therapist, she is hospitalised with a breakdown that renders her unable to even speak Then she and her gifted new analyst must uncover where her story of childhood terror overlaps with Ben s, and learn how she can complete her work with the child by creating a new story from the old one that ultimately heals them both.

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      • Annie G. Rogers

        Annie G Rogers is a writer and Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Ireland, and a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University, she is the author of A Shining Affliction Penguin Viking, 1995 , Charlie s Chasing the Sheep Lis Books, 2003 , and The Unsayable The Hidden Language of Trauma Random House, 2006 She has published poetry and short fiction, and currently is writing a novel She lives a bi located life in Lis and in Amherst, in the US.


    1. i've read this book twice now, something i basically never do, and i can't get over what a rewarding read this is. it's simply a beautiful, beautiful book. annie rogers writes about her year of internship as a young psychology ph.d. candidate in a school for disturbed children. the story centers around her therapeutic work with ben, a five year old boy with a horrendously traumatic past. as annie does therapy with ben (who's utterly charming and adorable), her own traumatic past is dramatically [...]

    2. This book, so heartrendingly honest, so devastatingly brave, helped me understand. Annie Rogers has written her own story, first as therapist to a 5 year old boy so troubled that he is finally institutionalized. He comes under her care as she finishes her Ph.d in psychotherapy. She gently helps him unravel through play, his rage at the dreadful miasma of his past. But then, slowly we also find that she herself is unraveling. It seems her young client catastrophically opens the wounds in her own [...]

    3. When I first started the book, I was a little bit afraid it would be like one of these Tory Hayden books, you know, a disturbed, tortured little child without any hope for its furure starts seeing a therapist(the shining hero) and she manages to do the impossible, changes the childs life from hopeless to perfect. Buy no, it was not at all like that!The relationship between client and therapist is beautifully described and this was one of the most interesting subjects for me. Being a therapist my [...]

    4. Honestly and beautifully written. A painful story but rich and hopeful at the same time. I couldn't put it down and found it interesting to learn more about her process and experience in therapy and as a therapist.

    5. By and large I enjoyed Roger's book; however, I did not fully grasp her description of her own spiral into maddness. That may have been the point, though. I do think she brings to light a very serious issue in therapy: the authenticity of the theraputic relationship and rightly recommends therapists be highly self-aware and offer their true selves in the relationship. Otherwise, harm ensues.

    6. I wish I had known of, read, this book 20 years ago. It might have buffed the arrogance off the edges being honed by conventional academic instruction in psychology.

    7. A fascinating read about the therapeutic relationship, from the point-of-view of a therapist in training. An enlightening account of the damage that therapy can inflict, as well as its potential for healing. Having experienced classical "on the couch" psychoanalysis in my 20s, I enjoyed this view. It's easy to think that therapists have all the answers or don't have their own demons, or that they don't experience some of the same emotions as their patients, but this account dispels that idea. Ro [...]

    8. If you liked I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, a bitter memoir by Richard Nixon about having to leave the White House (just kidding); it's actually about a schizophrenic woman who reveals the colorful horrors of her illness and her gradual return to sanity. Anyway, if you liked that, you will probably love this book about a brilliant professor who suffers and eventually conquers multiple personality disorder in her late twenties. At the same time she's doing this, she promotes healing in a you [...]

    9. Kelsey's advisor at college wrote this book. I loved the parts of the book about her work with Ben, a severely emotionally disturbed 5 year old, it was like you were in the room with them and could see and feel the healing taking place. Some parts about her own breakdown were very confusing and vague. This is an amazing book for those interested in psychotherapy or not.

    10. Sometimes confusing and hard to follow but really a very moving story. I really appreciated the author's willingness to share what was happening to her while she was working with Ben. Blumenfeld was a brilliant therapist. I wish there were more like him in the world.

    11. Hauntingly real for the clinical psych world. I gained from Annie's personal and professional exploration and the courage it took to overcome her abuse and neglect.

    12. Excellent bookThis book touched me as a chaplain so many ways. It was an intimate portrait of what Nouwen's 'wounded healer' looks like, and why they're so invaluable.

    13. Rogers paints, and at times openly pastes herself - ironically unashamedly, on these pages; as unapologetic as she is as "patient"; and as curious and giving as she is as therapist. It is a story of the terror and dissociative, time-lapsed nature of early trauma, and how relationship harms and heals.She ends with an Epilogue on clinical practice: the limitations of (many) psychotherapy trainings, the dangers of not acknowledging the impact of clients on therapists (i.e. countertransference), and [...]

    14. This is really a beautiful story about how a psychotherapist begins to be healed herself through the work she is doing with a young boy. It is beautiful because it acknowledges how the therapist's own emotional state can have a profound impact on the therapeutic relationship. Unlike so many books that I have read about therapy, this one doesn't make the therapist the all-knowing healer, nor does it make the therapist the evil villain. Instead it shows how flawed people struggle with their desire [...]

    15. Annie G. Rogers is a psychotherapist in an institute near Chicago. As she journeys into new therapy with a young patient named Ben, the reader becomes immersed in her story. Due to her almost clinical take on things, she analyzes and dissects events so thoroughly that the significance of each becomes extremely clear. However, this clinical tone in no way makes it a cold one-- it is emotional and sometimes even heart-wrenching. The ability in which Rogers makes the reader feels first Ben's grief [...]

    16. Rogers is unflinching brave,honest and free though she herself may not see it. She does acknowledge that she will never be healed or "cured like a ham".They say that most therapists have the highest occurrences of mental disturbances. It makes sense, not able to fix themselves, the turn to help others. Noble in my opinion.Rogers is a Survivor of incest,physical and emotional abuse. (I was glad that Rogers did not go in to too much detail about the incidents. Just enough to let the readers get th [...]

    17. Ben recommended this book about a psychotherapy student whose first client is a traumatized and disturbed 5-yr old who was abandoned by his mother as an infant and severely neglected by his foster parents. The student writes about each therapy session and interprets the symbolism of what occurred in detail from a psychoanalytic perspective. As their therapy sessions unfold, a trauma in the student's past re-surfaces, resulting in her own mental breakdown. She must piece herself back together in [...]

    18. Words from my second time reading Annie Rogers' memoir:"What you fear most has already happened."“Are you wondering, Annie, how someone who doesn’t see you, really doesn’t recognize you, could possibly say goodbye to you?”“When you feel you know the future, you can be sure that you are reliving the past, Annie, because nobody knows the future.”“I could not afford to respond truthfully to them, to show them anything real about their effect on me.”“In each moment in every life, t [...]

    19. *Healing is always two-sided*Annie's realization that "healing is always two-sided" seems to capture the heart and soul of the therapeutic relationship. Her artfully written narrative shows how "what has been wounded in a relationship must be, after all, healed in a relationship." Her healing therapeutic relationships--both as a therapist and as a client--help Annie begin to move beyond the damage of her past traumatic relationships. Annie convincingly demonstrates the therapist's own sense of v [...]

    20. This book expands on the relationship between pain and silence and the theme of the mysterious, or unknowable, future. The Way of the Heart explored the benefits of encouraging or deepening one's experience of silence so as to help someone find her way into the heart of God by confronting her true self. On the other hand, some people experience silence as a mechanism of abuse and psychological control. Enforced silence leads, not to the shattering of the false self image that is indicative of th [...]

    21. This autobiographical work describes the therapeutic relationship and healing of a traumatized 6-year old boy and his traumatized therapist. There is a quote from somewhere that goes something like this: "Only a wounded doctor can heal." This is evident in the connection Annie makes with one of her patients referred to as Ben. During her internship and time working with Ben, she suffers a psychological breakdown resulting in dissociation, complete breakdown and hospitalization. As she works thro [...]

    22. Rogers book brings me to new places of curiosity and hope. She paints a vivid picture of how hurting and healing actually intersect, overlap, and dance together through light and dark places. Roger's characters will infect you, leaving you with more questions than answers. An honest picture of what it's like journeying through life with others. This book offers a beautiful glimpse of the healing components possible in relationship. As Annie says, “What has been wounded in relationship must be, [...]

    23. "A Shining Affliction" was an impulsive read because I originally had thought it'd give some good insight into different practices of therapy techniques and psychology practices because that's what I'm planning to concentrate my minor in once I get to college. What I hadn't anticipated was seeing a different therapy practice called play therapy and honestly whole heartedly enjoy reading about Annie's interactions with children who often came from dire or poor situations, like her most seen clien [...]

    24. This book is really amazing and helped change my way of thinking about how "healthy" one has to be to be a therapist. This is Annie Rogers' story of her experience in therapy with a five year old boy, Ben, with a trauma history which in turn triggers her own forgotten memories of her childhood trauma. She has a psychotic break and is tragically abandoned by her therapist in the midst of it. It is the story of piecing together her trauma and healing with the help of a new brilliant therapist. She [...]

    25. Astounding story where the author reveals her darkest times and vulnerabilities. She slips into schizophrenia as she treats a young boy, whose story triggers her into remembering her own past. At points I worried that maybe she was too sick to treat him, but later learned that it was her illness that made her see through the boys wall and truly help him. Inspired me to remove the pressure I put on myself to be the therapist that "knows." Somehow she was able to use her deficits as her strengths, [...]

    26. I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would after seeing all of the very high ratings. I thought it was very confusing for a large part of the book, trying to follow her lines of thought and figure out the symbolism in the book. Also, I did not appreciate how she kept facts from her audience until she felt it was time to reveal them. Others may like this, the "slow-reveal" since it makes the book harder to figure out, but it was not something I enjoyed. I didn't really feel that I lea [...]

    27. Not that tears shed has some direct relationship to a book's quality, but A Shining Affliction made me cry a lot. It is very poetic in its language, and also (psycho)analytical in its discussion of the psychology of the narrator and her central patient. This is obvious based on the subtitle, but it will be very interesting to those interested in psychology or with their own psychological issues. The book hits home perhaps because most people can relate to the narrator's internal conflicts and st [...]

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