Centered and Connected presents body-based techniques that integrate practices of self-reflection and non-judgmental awareness in order to foster healing, build self-esteem, and develop a stronger connection to one’s body. Author Rytz explores the disconnection between the mind and body, which can create alienation, lack of self-acceptance, and more serious emotional problems. Some of the body areas explored include the head, heart, hands, feet, stomach, and pelvis, as well as body-related phenomena such as the breath, gravity, and the voice. Each topic is followed by four simple and enjoyable activities meant to improve the body-mind relationship. There are 128 activities in all. More than 250 photographs and illustrations help readers visualize and utilize the exercises described.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
With her extensive background in body-based therapies, Thea Rytz developed a body awareness program at the University Hospital at Berne, Switzerland, to treat those suffering from eating disorders. She is also the collaborator in a successful government-sponsored program to develop songs for children to improve their self-esteem. Rytz currently resides in Berne.
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Centered and Connected: A Therapeutic Approach to Mind-Body Awareness based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
If you have trouble being kind to yourself, this book is for you. If you are always rushing through life and ignoring the little signals your body is sending, this book is for you. If you would like to improve your health and emotional state, this book is for you. In the beginning of this book, the author discusses how being disconnected from your body can be detrimental to your health. The rest of the book is a series of 128 exercises which will help you be more 'in tune' with your body, physically and emotionally. Each exercise comes with some great black and white photos. There is also a website where you can find and download more information. Of course my favorite part is the comments from people who did all these exercises and benefited in a variety of ways. Definitely recommended.