Adopt Perspective
Adopt Perspective
Feb 15, 2022
Nancy Verrier - Part Two
Play • 28 min
In the first two episodes of Season Three, we speak to psychotherapist, author and lecturer, Nancy Verrier about her research into adoption and her books, 'The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child' (1993) and 'Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up' (2003). Nancy's first book turned the fairytale narrative of adoption on its head. She wasn't the first academic to explore the effects of early infant separation from their mother and subsequent adoption, however, she communicated it in a way that was relatable and easily understood. Her books are listed in the Jigsaw Queensland recommended reading lists and are often the starting place for anyone exploring their experience. In episodes 1 and 2, we speak to Nancy about her interest in adoption, research, books and her thoughts on healing from adoption trauma. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to
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