Embodied Being states the principles of intervention and shows practitioners how to use them to answer three fundamental questions common to all forms of therapy:
What do I do first?
What do I do next? and
When am I finished?
Perplexed that most practitioners are unable to answer these questions and simply rely on their intuition, Maitland sets out to define what makes a truly life-altering bodywork session, drawing on his understanding of Goethe, Merleau-Ponty, and other great thinkers. Maitland proposes that the holistic approach in bodywork is capable of creating new possibilities for the future by erasing the patterns that bind us to a dysfunctional past. Such sessions can so profoundly reshape the body that there is no longer any room for emotional torment--thus manual therapy can free bodies of physical pain, releasing the innate joy within the core of all human beings. Ultimately, giving and receiving manual therapy teaches both practitioners and clients how to move with grace, open their hearts, and touch the numinous.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword Judith S. Freilich, MD ix
Chapter 1 Homecoming, Part I 1
Chapter 2 The Territory 13
Chapter 3 In Search of Principles 27
Chapter 4 The Principles of Intervention 41
Chapter 5 Psychobiological Assessment: The Intertwining of Flesh and Thought 51
Chapter 6 Seeing 69
Chapter 7 The Beauty of Normality 83
Chapter 8 Sentient Body 97
Chapter 9 Appropriating Gravity 119
Chapter 10 In Praise of Subjectivity 131
Chapter 11 Homecoming, Part II: Where You Always and Already Are 147
Chapter 12 The Poetics of Manual Therapy 173
Relevant Citations 187
About the Author 195