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Embodiment in Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide

Embodiment in Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide

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This groundbreaking clinical guide explores the theory behind embodiment in psychotherapy, the science that underlies its methods, and how this knowledge can offer greater depth to clinical practice. Experts across the cognitive and behavioral sciences analyze the complex roles of the body in helping create the self and convey agency, and the essential cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes expressed in movement, gestures, and facial expressions. Diverse techniques are shown bridging gaps between emotional and bodily awareness and verbal and nonverbal communication to reinforce self-regulation, navigate social relationships, and support the therapeutic bond. These practical guidelines demonstrate the versatility of embodiment work in use with individuals, couples, and groups in addressing a wide range of emotional, interpersonal, and somatic concerns.

Among the topics covered:

· Embodiment as an organizing principle.

· Generating body focus: the gate to embodied work and emotional awareness.

· Embodiment of social interaction: our place in the world around us.

· Resource activation: bringing values into the flesh.

· Therapeutic alliance: grounding interaction in space.

· The power of embodying values in work place teams.

Expanding on while strengthening traditional theory and methods, Embodiment in Psychotherapy brings new directions in healing to researchers, clinicians, and psychotherapists of all schools in psychiatry, counseling, coaching, and social work, as well as psychology students, trainers, managers, and supervisors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319928883
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 387
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Gernot Hauke, Diploma in Chemistry and Psychology. He got his Ph. D. in Psychology from the Technical University of Munich. He owns certifications as Psychological Psychotherapist, as Clinical Trainer and Supervisor in CBT and as a Business Coach.He is the author of several books and scientific papers. His primary interest focuses on the neurobiology of embodiment, direct induction of emotions in therapeutic processes and application of fundamental embodiment processes in psychotherapy.

Associate Professor Ada Kritikos has a PhD in Psychology (University of Melbourne) and has trained and practised as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She has held a teaching and research tenured position at The University of QueenslandSchoold of Psychology since 2010. She has authored many research papers, on action observation, body representation, self-other spatial positioning differences and embodiment.

Table of Contents

Building a body of evidence: from sensation to emotion and psychotherapy.- Part I Basics for clinical applications of embodiment.- Interoception – definitions, dimensions, neural.- Embodiment as an organising principle.- Embodiment of emotional regulation.- Embodiment of social interaction: our place in the world around us.- The Thoughtful Self .- The Extended Self – “I am a part of all that I have met”.- Dual Process Theory: Embodiment, Impulse and Reflective determinants of behaviour.- Embodiment Research.- Part II Elementary Embodiment Techniques for the practice.- Generating Body focus: The gate to embodied work and emotional awareness.- Getting the Embodied Emotional Survival Strategy.- Mapping the Embodied Emotional Mind: the Emotional Field.- Resource activation: bringing values into the flesh.- Emotional mastery and life strategy: Moving to solutions.- Therapeutic alliance: grounding interaction in space.- Part III Elementary Embodiment techniques applied to a single therapy setting.- Psychotherapy.- Coaching.- Part IV Further on up the road: Embodiment techniques applied to more complex systems.- Distressed couples: Improving mutual empathy and emotional regulation using embodied empathy mechanisms.- Embodiment in group therapy: From IQ to WeQ - together we are stronger!.- The power of embodying values in work place teams.

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