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The Routledge International Handbook of Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy

Approaches from Dance Movement and Body Psychotherapies

Edited by: Helen Payne , Sabine Koch , Jennifer Tantia , Thomas Fuchs

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138065758
eBook ISBN: 9781315159416
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315159416
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There is a growing interest in embodied approaches to psychotherapy internationally. This volume focuses on the respective focal professions of dance movement psychotherapy (DMP) and body psychotherapy (BP), addressing the psychotherapeutic need for healing throughout the lifespan. Within embodied clinical approaches, the therapist and client collaborate to discover how the body and movement can be used to strengthen positive relational skills, attending to the client's immediate and long-term needs through assessment, formulation, treatment and evaluation. Both DMP and BP are based upon the capacity and authority of the body and non-verbal communication to support and heal patients with diverse conditions, including trauma, unexplained bodily symptoms and other psychological distress, and to develop the clients? emotional and relational capacities by listening to their bodies for integration and wellbeing.

In The Routledge International Handbook of Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy, world leaders in the field contribute their expertise to showcase contemporary psychotherapeutic practice. They share perspectives from multiple models that have been developed throughout the world, providing information on theoretical advances and clinical practice, as well as discourse on the processes and therapeutic techniques employed individually and in groups. Presented in three parts, the book covers underpinning embodiment concepts, potentials of dance movement psychotherapy and of body psychotherapy, each of which is introduced with a scene-setting piece to allow the reader to easily engage with the content. With a strong focus on cross- and interdisciplinary perspectives, readers will find a wide compilation of embodied approaches to psychotherapy, allowing them to deepen and further their conceptualization and support best practice.

This unique handbook will be of particular interest to clinical practitioners in the fields of body psychotherapy and dance movement psychotherapy as well as professionals from psychology, medicine, social work, counselling/psychotherapy and occupational therapy, and to those from related fields who are in search of information on the basic therapeutic principles and practice of body and movement psychotherapies and seeking to further their knowledge and understanding of the discipline. It is also an essential reference for academics and students of embodied psychotherapy, embodied cognitive science and clinical professions.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Essential Dimensions of Being a Body Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Narratives in Embodied Therapeutic Practice Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Towards a Clinical Theory of Embodiment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Evidence for Basic Assumptions of Dance Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy Related to Findings from Embodiment Research Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Having a Body and Moving your Body Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A Developmental Taxonomy of Interaction Modalities in Dance Movement Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Witnessing Practice Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Somatic Body Mapping with Women During Life Transitions Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Gravity and the Development of the (Body) Self in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Dance Movement Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Interrupted Rhythms Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Body as Voice Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Playing Through Dancing Stories Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Psychological Re-Sources in Integral Dance and Dance/Movement Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mother—Son Transgenerational Transmission of Eating Issues in a Co-Treatment Method Using the Ways of Seeing Approach Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Bodymind Approach and People Affected by Medically Unexplained Symptoms/Somatic Symptom Disorder Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Disturbance of the Psychosomatic Balance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Modulating Verbal and Non-Verbal Languages in Dance Movement Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Importance of Subtle Movement and Stillness in Japanese Dance Movement Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Embodiment of Space in Relation to the Self and Others in Psychotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  From the Alps to the Pyramids Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Relating through the Body Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Functional Relaxation in Psychosomatic Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Art of Bottom-Up Processing Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Embodied-Relational Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Four Forms of Knowledge in Biosynthesis Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Relational Turn in Body Psychotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Emotional Regulation in Body Psychotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Embodiment of Dreams Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Therapist's Body and the Intersubjectivities of the Unconscious Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Being Moved to Tears Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Oppression and Embodiment in Psychotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Micromovements Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Safety in Psychotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Touch and Embodiment Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Traumatic Dis-Embodiment Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Research Informing Body Psychotherapy Clinical Work Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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