Awakening Somatic Intelligence The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness

ISBN-10: 1583944176
ISBN-13: 9781583944172
Edition: 2011
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Description: Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulnessoffers a guide to Somatic Learning, an innovative body-oriented approach that incorporates mindfulness, visualization, breathing exercises, postures, and stretches.  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 5/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulnessoffers a guide to Somatic Learning, an innovative body-oriented approach that incorporates mindfulness, visualization, breathing exercises, postures, and stretches. Developed by author, psychotherapist, and award-winning songwriter and poet Risa Kaparo, PhD, Somatic Learning is based on leading-edge research demonstrating the power of the mind to activate physiological, mental, and emotional healing. Kaparo has successfully used her approach with patients suffering from chronic pain, high blood pressure, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Recounting her own struggle with chronic pain, Kaparo begins with a moving description of her journey from crippling pain to renewed health and aliveness. Kaparo introduces the concepts and characteristics of Somatic Learning, a method that grew out of her personal healing experience. Incorporating the latest brain research in mindfulness and neuroplasticity, the book presents breathing exercises; postures and stretches for morning and bedtime; instructions for integrating mindfulness practice into one's daily life; and ways of deepening the practice through touch and caring interaction with others. Enhanced with over 100 detailed instructional photos and illustrations, the book includes inspiring case stories and the author's own expressive poetry that illuminate the healing power of this practice.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Hanson is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He is on the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

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