Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved : a Collection of Essays, Volume Two

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007 - Psychology - 512 pages
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Praise for the first volume:

'It is very valuable to have [this collection of articles] all together in one place…a rich repository of insights and experiences for all the somatic disciplines. It is a wonderful collection of articles.'

- Somatics

This second volume on Authentic Movement - a new discipline aiding the creative process in choreography, writing, theatre performance, dance, graphic and expressive

arts, as well as spirituality - is an engaging and dynamic collection of scholarly essays, personal stories, practical suggestions and resources. It reflects cutting edge work on creative expression, meditative discipline and psychotherapeutic endeavour.

Part I comprises five chapters written by the most prominent Authentic Movement practitioners and teachers and introducing the foundations and principles of Authentic Movement. In Part II, the contributors return to the source of Authentic Movement - the psychotherapeutic setting - and provide an in-depth examination of the personal processes in the therapeutic relationship and the potential of Authentic Movement to facilitate personal growth and change. Part III traces the development of Authentic Movement as a spiritual path and as interface with other spiritual practices. Part IV provides an overview of new developments in Authentic Movement, Part V offers inspiring personal accounts and Part VI provides guidelines drawn from practice as well as tools and resources. These latter chapters sow the seeds for a new understanding and directions for the developments of Authentic Movement.

This authoritative text is indispensable for practitioners of Authentic Movement, students and teachers working in the field of dance therapy, art therapists, all creative arts therapists and body psychoanalysts.

 

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Contents

Psychotherapy
73
Spirituality
243
New Horizons
291
Personal Stories
415
After Notes
469

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About the author (2007)

Patrizia Pallaro holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Padua in Italy and an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was formerly director of a residential and day treatment program in San Francisco and faculty member at John F. Kennedy University's Transpersonal and Holistic Counseling Center in Oakland. She has published widely in the USA and Italy on Dance/Movement applications and has compiled and edited two volumes on Authentic Movement, the first of which, Authentic Movement: Essays by Mary Starks Whitehouse, Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow, was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. A licensed psychotherapist and registered dance therapist, she is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Dance Therapy Association, the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy, APA Division of Psychoanalysis (Div. 39) and the Association of Women in Psychology. She is on the faculty of Art Therapy Italiana, Bologna, Italy and a Fellow of the International Psychotherapy Institute - IPI (formerly IIORT), Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA.

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