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The Body in Recovery: Somatic Psychotherapy and the Self
The Body in Recovery challenges the separation of verbal and bodywork therapies by integrating Reich's concepts of character armoring and bioenergetic exercises with psychodynamic theory. Addressed to therapists, this culminating work of twenty years of psychotherapy will also fascinate those embarking on the journey of therapy for themselves, and anyone seeking to underst ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 26th 1994 by Frog Books
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This book is fascinating and intriguing. In order to be inclusive and comprehensive, the study of psychology and psychotherapy needs to include the rich somatic traditions, as well as making use of the expressive arts. Conger’s somatic approach is in the lineage of Reich, Lowen and Bioenergetics, blended with the insights of Jung. This book contains 100 practical somatic exercises for therapists to integrate into their practice. I find the sexual notions of Reich to be dated and specific to ...more