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Getting Our Bodies Back

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A habitual movement as common as nail-biting or toe-tapping can be the key to pulling out addictive behavior by its roots. These unconscious movement "tags" indicate the places where our bodies have become split off from our psyches. When brought to consciousness and confronted they will often tell us very plainly where our psychological suffering originated, showing us wh ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published April 2nd 1996 by Shambhala (first published 1996)
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Annie
Jun 10, 2008 Annie rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most rich and useful books I've ever read.
Catherine
Feb 11, 2010 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Catherine by: catherinewoodwoman@gmail.com
Loved this book. Ostensibly about how to work with the body around addiction but a great book about developing a felt sense of our bodies. Turns out I was mostly not in my body for 35 years. What a shame!
Kelly
Jun 26, 2017 Kelly rated it it was ok
Lost interest when four or so chapters in. I needed more practical advice. I may not have made it far enough, but I wish it had started earlier.
Erika
Apr 04, 2014 Erika rated it it was amazing
EXCELLENT all round. useful! I know of what she speaks personally and professionally and it is a book that I would (and may) add to my students recommended reading. She articulates things in new and clear ways. It is in my stack of books that I must reexamine before I start teaching... as it is heavily underlined and starred... of the mind/body books out there, this one is terrific!!
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Mar 09, 2013 Janie rated it it was amazing
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Shelves: non-fiction, movement
I am so thankful to my friend for loaning me her copy. Shambhala publications are sometimes hard to find in the library.

It has an expansive, appropriate, and due definition of addiction.

This fell in my zone of proximal development -- comfortable and challenging.
Lee Zulman
Opens you up to other ways to deal with addiction. Expands the definition of addiction, specifically to eating.
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