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Body Breath & Consciousness - Ian Macnaughton

Body Breath & Consciousness

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781556434969
Number Of Pages: 424

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The forces that develop the self—somatic, emotional, mental, interpersonal, social, and spiritual—must all be considered by therapists in treating any patient. Each article in this important anthology deals in some way with these various elements. The writing is focused on the body-mind connection, exploring the practices and theories of this popular branch of psychology. Topics include the significance of family systems; dealing with trauma and shock in therapy; and the importance of breathing, offering valuable insights for the student and practitioner alike. Contributors include Marianne Bentzen, a trainer in Somatic Developmental Psychology; Peter Bernhardt, a professor of psychology; and Peter A. Levine, author of Waking the Tiger.

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"This collection of articles is uniquely useful as a teaching tool to students of somatic psychology. It offers access to cutting-edge applications of somatic psychotherapy in a broad range of clinical situations. Macnaughton's original contributions, bringing together family systems theory with somatic psychology, fit well alongside articles such as Lisbeth Marcher's developmental focus and Peter Levine's work with shock trauma."-Peter Bernhardt, M.F.T., Adjunct Professor of Psychology, John F. Kennedy University"A must for therapists of all kinds, this unique collection combines heartfelt compassion for the human condition with clear, innovative, and practical psychotherapeutic theory and technique."-Pat Ogden, originator of Hakomi Integrative Somatics

Introductionp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Family Systems & the Body-Mindp. 1
Multigenerational Family Therapyp. 3
Expanding the Field of Family Therapyp. 27
The Narrative of the Body-Mind--Minding the Bodyp. 33
Body-Mind Approaches & Self-Psychologyp. 49
The Body Self in Psychotherapy: A Psychomotoric Approach to Developmental Psychologyp. 51
Sensory Functioning in Psychotherapyp. 71
Ethical Consideration in Somatic Therapiesp. 79
The Bodynamics Model--Somatic Developmental Psychologyp. 91
Individuation, Mutual Connection, and the Body's Resources: An Interview with Lisbeth Marcherp. 93
The Art of Following Structure--Exploring the Roots of the Bodynamic System: An Interview with Lisbeth Marcherp. 107
Waking the Body Ego, Part 1: Core Concepts and Principlesp. 131
Waking the Body Ego, Part 2: Psychomotor Development and Character Structurep. 161
The BodyKnot Model: A Tool for Personal Development, Communication, and Conflict Resolutionp. 205
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Othersp. 227
The Therapeutic Power of Peak Experiences: Embodying Maslow's Old Conceptp. 241
Psychological Muscle Function Diagramsp. 263
Trauma--The Bodynamic & Somatic Experiencing Approachesp. 265
Panic, Biology, and Reason: Giving the Body Its Duep. 267
Using the Bodynamic Shock Trauma Model in the Everyday Practice of Physiotherapyp. 287
It Won't Hurt Forever ... Guiding Your Child Through Traumap. 307
Character Structure and Shockp. 333
Breathing Interventionsp. 355
The Bioenergy System: Restoring the Wisdom of the Body through Reichian Breathing Therapyp. 357
Breath and Consciousness: Reconsidering the Viability of Breathwork in Psychological and Spiritual Interventions in Human Developmentp. 367
Afterwordp. 395
About the Contributorsp. 397
About the Editorp. 401
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ISBN: 9781556434969
ISBN-10: 1556434960
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 17.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1