The Insightful Body: healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing

The Insightful Body: healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing

by Julie McKay


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The Insightful Body: healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing by Julie McKay

SomeCentric Dialoguing offers therapists simple yet effective techniques for improving communication with their clients, and for helping clients understand and articulate what their bodies want them to be aware of.

In this accessible introduction to the approach, Julie McKay outlines' the core techniques and shows how they can be applied to make therapeutic sessions of all kinds more effective. Explaining how individuals process and communicate information, she describes how therapists can identify each client's unique language blend, and how they can use this knowledge to help them become more in tune with, and more able to express, their body's particular needs. Using the simple yet profound techniques described in this book, therapists of all kinds will learn how to get beyond the head and into the body to help clients heal more deeply.

The Insightful Body will provide bodyworkers, acupuncturists, psychotherapists, movement instructors, and a wide range of other healing arts practitioners with the skills they need to deliver rich and rewarding sessions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848190306
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Julie McKay, CST-D, NCTMB, BFRP and director of The CLEAR Institute, is a highly respected therapist and teacher. Julie has spent over 10 years refining her techniques that she uses to dialogue with clients. She is passionate about helping others learn how to become more effective therapists.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

1 What It Is All About 17

2 Creating and Holding a Safe Space 21

3 Key Concepts 25

4 Talking Colors 35

5 Frustrated Aardvarks 43

6 Dialoguing 53

7 Open-Ended Questions versus Closed-Ended Questions 66

8 Word Choice 78

9 Wiggle Words 103

10 Getting Started 107

11 Meet the Twins 133

12 Gems and Nuances 147

13 Creating a Session 174

14 Getting Unstuck 187

15 Techniques Review 192

16 Exercise Review 215

17 Next? 225

Glossary 226

Resources 228

Bibliography 229

Index 230

About the Author 236

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