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Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved : A Collection of Essays - Volume Two - Patrizia Pallaro

Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved

A Collection of Essays - Volume Two

By: Patrizia Pallaro (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th January 2007
ISBN: 9781843107682
Number Of Pages: 512

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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.

Industry Reviews

An Exquisite offering to Therapists, Artists and anybody with a desire to look deeply into the relationship with the self, with other, the earth and the devine. Satisfied intellectually, creatively, emotionally and spiritually I can happily recommend this book as a long term investment for Creative Art Therapists. -- JIDCAT
An impressive array of historical, clinical, theoretical and educational papers by the two living pioneers... And over three dozen practitioners who have developed this form in various settings and communities throughout the world. -- Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
My experience of this collection of essays is that many of the chapters stand on their own as entirely fascinating, expanding and enriching of insights,perspectives and accounts of highly creative work being done by skilled and adaptable practitioners. -- British Psychodrama and Sociodrama Journal
Patrizia Pallaro has compiled a collection of must-read works from contemporary authors and practitioners experienced in the discipline of Authentic Movement...Pallaro's book will kindle a passion for the process of Authentic Movement in all who read these excellent articles, novice and expert alike. It is particularly recommended for those advanced in the fields of psychology, dance/movement therapy, and body-based psychotherapies. -- American Journal of Dance Therapy
This book, like Authentic Movement, opens doors to the outside world as well as the inside one. -- Dance and Body Psychotherapy Journal

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 16
The Foundation
From Autism to the Discipline of Authentic Movementp. 24
Inner-Directed Movement in Analysis: Early Beginningsp. 32
Reflections on Mary Starks Whitehousep. 35
A Dancing Spirit: Remembering Mary Starks Whitehousep. 45
Authentic Movementp. 50
The Road In: Elements of the Study and Practice of Authentic Movementp. 56
Witnessing and the Chest of Drawersp. 69
Authentic Movement as Active Imaginationp. 74
Moving Towards Complexity: The Myth of Echo and Narcissusp. 80
On Synchronyp. 97
Journeying Between Will and Surrender in Authentic Movement: A Personal and Clinical Perspectivep. 105
Authentic Movement in Clinical Workp. 116
Authentic Movement: Clinical and Theoretical Considerationsp. 128
Against the Wall, Her Beating Heart: Working with the Somatic-Aspects of Transference, Countertransference and Dissociationp. 137
Merging and Differentiatingp. 154
Somatic Countertransference: The Therapist in Relationshipp. 176
Authentic Movement: A Safe Place for Group Therapyp. 194
The Dancing Body in Psychotherapy: Reflections on Somatic Psychotherapy and Authentic Movementp. 202
The Body in Analysis: Authentic Movement and Witnessing in Analytic Practicep. 221
The Discipline of Authentic Movement as Mystical Practice: Evolving Moments in Janet Adler's Life and Workp. 244
From Seeing to Knowingp. 260
Achieving Body Permanence: Authentic Movement and the Paradox of Healingp. 270
Calling Spirit Home: How Body becomes Vessel for Spiritual Animationp. 274
Authentic Movement: A Theoretical Framework Based in Tibetan Buddhist Thoughtp. 283
New Horizons
Authentic Movement as a Form of Dance Ritualp. 292
Being Seen, Being Moved: Authentic Movement and Performancep. 321
Learning to Love: How Art Therapy and Authentic Movement Transform Beingp. 326
Moving Toward Health: Authentic Movement and Breast Cancerp. 337
The Discovery of Deep Ecology through the Body: A Practice in Authentic Movementp. 361
Oracles: Authentic Movement and the I Chingp. 364
Authentic Movement: From Embryonic Curl to Creative Thrustp. 368
The Pleasure of the Text: Embodying Classical Theatrical Language through the Practice of Authentic Movementp. 377
The Movement of All Things: Authentic Movement and Quantum Physicsp. 392
Moving the Outer Rim In: Authentic Movement and Nonviolencep. 406
Personal Stories
Shadow and Otherp. 416
Dances Left in Time and Space: Passing on Lineage with Gracep. 420
Unlocking, Unblocking the Temple Doorp. 428
There is an Angelp. 438
The Seeker and the Seerp. 439
Tracing the Bracep. 445
Riding the Wave's Edgep. 456
Moving and Seeing: Manhood Come Tumbling Downp. 458
Stirred to Actionp. 467
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ISBN: 9781843107682
ISBN-10: 1843107686
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 15th January 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73