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More and more people are turning to new mind-body therapies to address physical and emotional ills. But which type of body-centered therapy is best for each type of problem? And how can we choose the right therapist to meet our particular needs? This comprehensive collection brings together for the first time the founders and current leaders in the emerging field of body-centered therapy to explain how they developed their methods, what happens during a session, and who can best benefit from the technique. Learn ...
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Overview

More and more people are turning to new mind-body therapies to address physical and emotional ills. But which type of body-centered therapy is best for each type of problem? And how can we choose the right therapist to meet our particular needs? This comprehensive collection brings together for the first time the founders and current leaders in the emerging field of body-centered therapy to explain how they developed their methods, what happens during a session, and who can best benefit from the technique. Learn how Hakomi can help you become mindful of the inner meaning of body sensations from founder Ron Kurtz. Explore The Moving Cycle with Christine Caldwell, Dreambodywork with Arnold Mindell, The Body Process with Carolyn Braddock, The Relationship Dance with Kathlyn Hendricks, and many more. Chapters on the ethics of touch in psychotherapy and on choosing a somatic therapist round out this fascinating and useful survey.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780835607612
  • Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1ST QUEST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: This Body Opens 1
Ch. 1 The Somatic Umbrella 7
Ch. 2 The Relationship Dance 29
Ch. 3 Essentials of Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy 45
Ch. 4 Dreams and the Dreaming Body 61
Ch. 5 Self, Boundaries, and Containment: Integrative Body Psychotherapy 71
Ch. 6 The Body We Are 89
Ch. 7 The Moving Cycle 101
Ch. 8 PBSP-Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor 117
Ch. 9 Hakomi Integrated Somatics: Hands-On Psychotherapy 153
Ch. 10 Healing The Emotional/Spiritual Body: The Rubenfeld Synergy Method 179
Ch. 11 The Braddock Body Process 211
Ch. 12 Ethics and Techniques for Touch in Somatic Psychotherapy 227
App. 1: Author Resources 239
App. 2 How To Choose a Somatic Psychology 243
App. 3 Recommended Books in Somatic Psychology 247
Index 251
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