Body Psychotherapy An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0335210384

ISBN-13: 9780335210381

Edition: 2003

Authors: Nick Totton
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Description: "...a well-rooted resource for bodywork courses and a useful introductory text for a broad audience." Caduceus "It's not a big book but it's got a vast amount of information and knowledge in it. ...if you are interested in getting a good overall picture of the subject you couldn't do better." The Fulcrum Body psychotherapy is an holistic therapy which approaches human beings as united bodymind, and offers embodied relationship as its central therapeutic stance. Well-known forms include Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Dance Movement Therapy, Primal Integration and Process Oriented Psychology. This new title examines the growing field of body psychotherapy: Surveys the many forms of body psychotherapy Describes what may happen in body psychotherapy and offers a theoretical account of how this is valuable drawing in current neuroscientific evidence Defines the central concepts of the field, and the unique skills needed by practitioners Accessible and practical, yet grounded throughout in current research Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction is of interest to practitioners and students of all forms of psychotherapy and counselling, and anyone who wants to understand how mind and body together form a human being.

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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Nick Totton is a psychotherapist and trainer working in Leeds, UK, a member of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy, and in a prospective member group of the Independent Practitioners Association. He is the author of several books, including The Water in the Glass: Body and Mind in Psychoanalysis (1998), and editor of Psychotherapy and Politics International.

Foreword
Introduction
What happens in body psychotherapy?
Six sessions
What was that about?
The client's tale
The practitioner's tale
Goals, applicability and contraindications
Foundations of body psychotherapy
Body psychotherapy and bodywork: embodied relationship
History
Bodymind: the ground of body psychotherapy
Understanding the bodymind
The intersubjective bodymind
Bodymind and society
Body politics
Conclusion
Models, concepts and skills
Three models for body psychotherapy
Central concepts of body psychotherapy
Unique skills of body psychotherapy
Varieties of body psychotherapy
Reichian therapies
Primal therapies
Trauma therapies
Process therapies
Expressive therapies
Integrative psychotherapies
Clinical and ethical issues
Combining the three models
Touching
Five levels of touch
Ethical dimensions of touch
Regression
Retraumatization
False memory
Transference and countertransference in body psychotherapy
Techniques of working with embodied transference
Language as a bodily function
The future of body psychotherapy
The impact of regulation
Specific versus generic psychotherapy
Towards a general theory of body psychotherapy
Rattling and shaking body psychotherapy
Does body psychotherapy 'work'?
Putting the 'mind' back in 'bodymind'
Subtle and spiritual bodies
The Dead White Male factor
Odd body out
Resources
Bibliography
Index
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