Body Eloquence: The Power of Myth and Story to Awaken the Body's Energies

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Have you ever had an ache or pain, and wished your body could talk to you and tell you what was wrong? You're not alone! Master storyteller Nancy Mellon, author of Body Eloquence, has guided scores of people through the process of giving their bodies a voice. Drawing from mythology, medicine, biology and energetic healing, she finds the essential stories that characterize each organ of the human body, and trains us how to use these resources to identify the messages that our organs are communicating to us.The ...
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Overview


Have you ever had an ache or pain, and wished your body could talk to you and tell you what was wrong? You're not alone! Master storyteller Nancy Mellon, author of Body Eloquence, has guided scores of people through the process of giving their bodies a voice. Drawing from mythology, medicine, biology and energetic healing, she finds the essential stories that characterize each organ of the human body, and trains us how to use these resources to identify the messages that our organs are communicating to us.The heart, for instance, is not just a durable pump, sending oxygenated blood to every cell. It's also a representation of goodwill; a heart-to-heart connection, or an openhearted friend, are universal stories we can all identify. But a hard-hearted person is one we all avoid. These archetypes are found in mythologies from Native American traditions to Scandinavian tribes to Greek history, and are woven together in a fascinating matrix in Body Eloquence, showing how our organs are part of our psyche, our history, and our collective mythology.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781604150285
  • Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 925,714
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Nancy Mellon, is an adult educator and psychotherapist with a specialty in healing through the arts. She presents workshops and courses world-wide, and is the author of Storytelling and the Art of the Imagination (40,000 copies sold).Ashley Ramsden is the directing founder of the School of Storytelling at Emerson College, Sussex, England, and teaches frequently in the United States.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2008

    The Title Speaks for Itself

    Body Eloquence: The Power of Myth and Story to Awaken the Body¿s Energies Nancy Mellon with Ashley Ramsden Energy Psychology Press '2008' ISBN 9781604150285 Who could not read Body Eloquence by Nancy Mellon without gaining a better idea of who one is, what human beings are and how wonderfully we are made? The chapter sequence of the book holds it in firm order and makes sense. Each chapter is devoted to an organ and enhanced with illustrations. Each is enlivened with stories that capture the essence of that organ. The stories are deft disclosures through which the reader can integrate the exercises with the role the organ plays in the health of the whole body. Reflecting on the heart living in one's own skin becoming aware of a great spectrum of body experiences inviting wonder at just how the interdependence of body and soul and caring for one's self are related: these and other essential themes are evoked in Body Eloquence. All with humor and wisdom. Not being overly familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine, I decided, not without some hesitation, to do many of the recommended exercises. I was surprised that the sensations were, in practicing the movements, just as the author said they would be, revealing of the part of the body being exercised. I never felt the organs individually before. If you have any doubts, just do the exercises. By reading Body Eloquence, I hope every doctor, nurse and patient, every healing professional, will gain deeper insight into how we are made, and how better to care for ourselves and others. As the author says: ¿All our organs are instruments of our souls.¿

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