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Body-Mind Psychotherapy: Principles, Techniques, and Practical Applications [Hardcover]

Susan Aposhyan
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August 17, 2004 0393704416 978-0393704419

Body-mind psychotherapy (BMP) takes the basic tools of mind-body integration and joins them with an awareness of emotional development.

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 separation of body and mind, however, has confused our thinking and created obstacles for psychological health. This separation is itself firmly planted in the practices of standard psychotherapy. In the first part of the book, Aposhyan discusses this false division and goes on to articulate the theoretical basis for the unity of body and mind. Drawing on research in neuroscience and developmental conceptions of human attachment, bodily processes including nonverbal attunement, processing, and regulation are shown to be basic to what transpires in therapy. This account culminates in a chapter on the links between biology and consciousness that are critical for therapeutic that addresses the whole person.Part 2 provides an overview of the basic form of BMP. Beginning with the tasks of therapy, the chapters in this part describe the format of therapy in terms of a cycle of interaction between body and mind concluding with a consideration of the primary goal of BMP--i.e., a synchronization of body and mind founded in body awareness. The therapy professional is also offered methods to cultivate his or her own embodiment. For the psychotherapist, personal embodiment is the single most important key to integrating the body into psychotherapy practice.The body systems are reviewed in Part 3. Aposhyan takes the reader on a detailed tour of various important systems including the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems as well as the skin, fluids, viscera, and endocrine systems. The result is an articulate picture of an integrated set of body functions all of which have their distinct roles and yet communicate with and have a bearing upon the functioning of each other. The specific techniques of BMP are grounded in this detailed picture of the various body systems. In Part 4 Aposhyan instructs readers in how to anchor in the body the change affected by BMP. Discussions here consider change at the cellular level and address specific clinical issues critical to BMP. Body-Mind Psychotherapy offers a simple, user-friendly, and safe approach to integrating the body into therapy and psychological exploration. The techniques involved are consistent with research from neuroscience, psychological development, and traumatology. As a result, the reader will find BMP both an effective and research-based therapeutic approach.

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Body-Mind Psychotherapy is a body psychotherapy classic, equivalent to Reich's Character Structure or Lowen's Language of the Body. But it's more than that, it's actually a contribution to the field of contemporary psychotherapy as a whole. . . . [S]parkles with insight, humour, and gentleness. It also encapsulates a wealth of learning.

” (Scimed Journal)

About the Author

Susan Aposhyan, M.A., developed Body-Mind Psychotherapy and has been involved in training psychotherapists internationally in this method for two decades. She maintains a private practice and has also authored Natural Intelligence: Body-Mind Integration and Human Development.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (August 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393704416
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393704419
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars BODY-MIND PSYCHOTHERAPY February 15, 2008
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I have read this book several times now and use this work in my clinical pratice. The theory and practice are both easy to understand and practical to use. This work has positively impacted how I understand and work with my patients and how I work with myself as a therapist. This is a must have book for all therapist. Clinically sound, relevant, and worth the investment.

Lori L. Yates, LICSW
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read October 25, 2011
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Basic excellent read for anyone interested in Body-Mind Psychotherapy. I got this book for a class but it is useful for anyone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An ok place to start May 1, 2010
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I found this book to be strait to the point. I like it because it provided the information you need to start using body based interventions quickly. However, it was hard to get through because of how dry of a read it is. Still it is a great book to start with and provides the knowledge one would hope to get from such a book.
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