The Body in Psychotherapy: Inquiries in Somatic Psychology

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Don Johnson, Ian J. Grand
North Atlantic Books, 1998 - Psychology - 199 pages
The Body in Psychotherapy explores the life of the body as a basis of psychological understanding. Its chapters describe the use of movement, awareness exercises, and bodily imagination in work with various populations and life situations. It chronicles somatic work with childhood trauma, political torture, and life transitions such as aging, the loss of parents, and the emergence of a sense of self.

The Body in Psychotherapy is the third in a groundbreaking series that provides a theoretical and practical context for the emerging field of Somatics. The first and second book of the series are Bone, Breath, and Gesture and Groundworks.
 

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Contents

Who Walks? by Don Hanlon Johnson
1
Case Study of a Survivor of Political Torture
17
Psychotherapy as Grief Work by Robert D Romanyshyn
43
Working with
59
Why Somatic Therapies Deserve As Much Attention
85
Living Inquiry by Carol Burstein
107
The Experience of Safety in Somatic Psychotherapy
125
Reflections
147
Towards a Somatic Psychodynamics
171
Bibliography
195
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Don Hanlon Johnson received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University. He is a professor of Somatics at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Ian J. Grand is Program Director of the Somatic Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies.

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