Healing through (re-)connection

Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is an evidence-based, culturally inclusive intervention that maps an individual’s autobiographical account of major life experiences, including those that are potentially traumatizing. NET was designed for implementation in communities affected by multiple and continuous traumatic experiences, such as organized violence, torture, war, rape, and childhood abuse. NET is a standardized, succinct, short-term approach. Randomized controlled trials and field tests in contexts of ongoing adversity and disaster areas, as well as Western clinical settings have shown that three to six sessions alone can provide considerable relief and support individual functioning, even in cases involving severe and chronic traumatization. Healing the wounds of trauma, NET also goes further to document human rights abuses, empowering survivors with means to combat the often systemic violence to which they were subjected.