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What are You Afraid of : A Body-Mind Guide to Courageous Living - Lavinia Plonka

What are You Afraid of

A Body-Mind Guide to Courageous Living

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The ordinary manner in which we carry ourselves physically, our automatic gestures, and the accustomed comforts of our bodily habits inadvertently reinforce fear's hold on our lives. What Are You Afraid Of? explores how our fears often arise from physical and mental triggers that have been learned over the course of our early lives-and can be un-learned. Fear, explains award-winning movement teacher Lavinia Plonka, is not the product of intractable psychological demons; instead, it often revolves around repetitive body/mind cues. By teaching the body new habits through a series of exercises and postures, the cycle of fear can be broken.

Introduction: Me? Afraid?p. 1
The Roots of Fear
Addicted to Fearp. 9
Symptoms of Fearp. 18
So, What Are You Afraid Of?p. 29
Facing Your Fear
Fear of Injury or Deathp. 45
Fear of Failure/Successp. 72
Phobiasp. 94
Fear of Abandonmentp. 108
Unavowed Dreamsp. 128
Tools and Activities
Moving into the Worldp. 143
Resourcesp. 155
Conclusions: Love Is Being in the Presentp. 162
What Is the Feldenkrais Method?p. 165
Further Readingp. 167
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9781585423934
ISBN-10: 1585423939
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 31st March 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.07  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition