Body, Breath, and Consciousness: A Somatics Anthology [NOOK Book]

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The forces that develop the self—somatic, emotional, mental, interpersonal, social, and spiritual—must all be considered by therapists in treating any patient. Each article in this important anthology deals in some way with these various elements. The writing is focused on the body-mind connection, exploring the practices and theories of this popular branch of psychology. Topics include the significance of family systems; dealing with trauma and shock in therapy; and the importance of breathing, offering valuable...
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Body, Breath, and Consciousness: A Somatics Anthology

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Overview

The forces that develop the self—somatic, emotional, mental, interpersonal, social, and spiritual—must all be considered by therapists in treating any patient. Each article in this important anthology deals in some way with these various elements. The writing is focused on the body-mind connection, exploring the practices and theories of this popular branch of psychology. Topics include the significance of family systems; dealing with trauma and shock in therapy; and the importance of breathing, offering valuable insights for the student and practitioner alike. Contributors include Marianne Bentzen, a trainer in Somatic Developmental Psychology; Peter Bernhardt, a professor of psychology; and Peter A. Levine, author of Waking the Tiger.
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"This collection of articles is uniquely useful as a teaching tool to students of somatic psychology. It offers access to cutting-edge applications of somatic psychotherapy in a broad range of clinical situations. Macnaughton’s original contributions, bringing together family systems theory with somatic psychology, fit well alongside articles such as Lisbeth Marcher’s developmental focus and Peter Levine’s work with shock trauma.”-Peter Bernhardt, M.F.T., Adjunct Professor of Psychology, John F. Kennedy University"A must for therapists of all kinds, this unique collection combines heartfelt compassion for the human condition with clear, innovative, and practical psychotherapeutic theory and technique."-Pat Ogden, originator of Hakomi Integrative Somatics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583945933
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,279,848
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D. (Human Science), is a registered clinical counselor in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He maintains a private practice working with individuals, families, and organizations. He is currently on the teaching faculty of the Bodynamics Institute Inc. (Canada) and the Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Association. In addition, he has served as a consultant to a number of organizations in the area of design and organizational learning.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Foreword xv
Part 1 Family Systems & the Body-Mind 1
Multigenerational Family Therapy 3
Expanding the Field of Family Therapy 27
The Narrative of the Body-Mind--Minding the Body 33
Part 2 Body-Mind Approaches & Self-Psychology 49
The Body Self in Psychotherapy: A Psychomotoric Approach to Developmental Psychology 51
Sensory Functioning in Psychotherapy 71
Ethical Consideration in Somatic Therapies 79
Part 3 The Bodynamics Model--Somatic Developmental Psychology 91
Individuation, Mutual Connection, and the Body's Resources: An Interview with Lisbeth Marcher 93
The Art of Following Structure--Exploring the Roots of the Bodynamic System: An Interview with Lisbeth Marcher 107
Waking the Body Ego, Part 1: Core Concepts and Principles 131
Waking the Body Ego, Part 2: Psychomotor Development and Character Structure 161
The BodyKnot Model: A Tool for Personal Development, Communication, and Conflict Resolution 205
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others 227
The Therapeutic Power of Peak Experiences: Embodying Maslow's Old Concept 241
Psychological Muscle Function Diagrams 263
Part 4 Trauma--The Bodynamic & Somatic Experiencing Approaches 265
Panic, Biology, and Reason: Giving the Body Its Due 267
Using the Bodynamic Shock Trauma Model in the Everyday Practice of Physiotherapy 287
It Won't Hurt Forever ... Guiding Your Child Through Trauma 307
Character Structure and Shock 333
Part 5 Breathing Interventions 355
The Bioenergy System: Restoring the Wisdom of the Body through Reichian Breathing Therapy 357
Breath and Consciousness: Reconsidering the Viability of Breathwork in Psychological and Spiritual Interventions in Human Development 367
Afterword 395
About the Contributors 397
About the Editor 401
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