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Body-Mind Psychotherapy: Principles, Techniques, and Practical Applications
Working with techniques such as body awareness, touch, breath, and movement, BMP reintroduces the body and its innate wisdom to the theory and practice of psychotherapy. This alternative practice is one of the exciting frontiers of therapy and will enrich the work of therapists, medical practitioners, and bodyworkers.Body and mind are functionally inseparable. The cultural ...more
Published August 17th 2004 by W. W. Norton Company
(first published August 1st 2004)
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I'm currently reading this book for my grad program. The class is Mind-Body Approaches. This stuff is great! I am realizing what kind of therapist I want to be and certainly I know (especially after reading this) that I have to, have to, have to integrate the body into my practice. I don't believe in mind-body dualism-I never have. This book has taken that belief to the next level and showed me just how integrated the two are and how they constantly and fluidly loop back and forth. If you're cur ...more
It's difficult to learn psychotherapy techniques from a book, especially ones so steeped in bodily processes and states of being, but Susan Aposhyan does an amazing job of laying out the theory and philosophy of body-oriented therapy, and offering clarifying examples and case studies. This book is not meant to replace learning from a teacher or supervisor, but it is an excellent supplement.