Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction

Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction


By (author) Nick Totton


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  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 16mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335210384
  • ISBN 13: 9780335210381
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 355,121

Product description

"...a well-rooted resource for bodywork courses and a useful introductory text for a broad audience." Caduceus "It's not a big book but it's got a vast amount of information and knowledge in it...if you are interested in getting a good overall picture of the subject you couldn't do better." The Fulcrum Body psychotherapy is an holistic therapy which approaches human beings as united bodymind, and offers embodied relationship as its central therapeutic stance. Well-known forms include Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Dance Movement Therapy, Primal Integration and Process Oriented Psychology. This new title examines the growing field of body psychotherapy: Surveys the many forms of body psychotherapy Describes what may happen in body psychotherapy and offers a theoretical account of how this is valuable drawing in current neuroscientific evidence Defines the central concepts of the field, and the unique skills needed by practitioners Accessible and practical, yet grounded throughout in current researchBody Psychotherapy: An Introduction is of interest to practitioners and students of all forms of psychotherapy and counselling, and anyone who wants to understand how mind and body together form a human being.

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Author information

Nick Totton originally trained in Reichian therapy in the early 1980's and since then has worked as a psychotherapist and trainer based in Leeds, gaining further experience in several forms of work, notably Process Orientated Psychology, and taking an M.A. in Psychoanalytic Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University where he now teaches. He is the author of four books, including Personality and Character Types (with Michael Jacobs) and The Water in the Glass: Body and Mind in Psychoanalysis.

Table of contents

Introduction What happens in body psychotherapy? Foundations of body psychotherapy Models, concepts and skills Varieties of body psychotherapy Clinical and ethical issues The future of body psychotherapy Resources Bibliography Index.