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About the Author

The bestselling author of books such as Age Wave and Bodymind, Dr. Ken Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist, lecturer, and the founding president of Age Wave, LLC. He is widely viewed as the nation's foremost authority on the aging.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher Putman; Subsequent edition (April 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087477375X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874773750
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Terence Slade on March 24, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I purchased the mass-market edition of this book about 20 years ago (it is copyrighted 1977), but I never got around to reading it. I did start in on it and I always remembered the story that he starts the book with. The author (a psychologist and gerontologist)is standing naked before a group of people in some type of encounter session and after having him walk around a bit, a Dr. John Pierrakos proceeds to tell him all kinds of things about himself that Pierrakos should not have been able to know. He was able to read all kinds of things about a person just by observing the patterns of tension in their body. More recently I picked up a new copy and read the whole book. I have read a lot on the subjects of yoga, meditation, bodywork, physical fitness, psychology, etc. and this is one of the most interesting books I have come across. The main point is that our minds and bodies can't really be separated. Our bodies can store tension. This can be caused by physical, emotional, mental or spiritual factors and usually once the tension goes in it doesn't come out (and can cause all kinds of physical problems). This is something I know a lot about, as I have spent decades working to understand and release my own deep physical tension. Currently I have been practicing yoga (ashtanga yoga) and this is the best thing I have found yet. There are many other approaches. But I find that very few people who should understand physical tension (yoga teachers, doctors, bodyworkers, even some Rolfers) really do understand the subject.And I have never found this subject to be explained clearly anywhere - except in this book. The chapters are organized around the sections of the body and are full of stories and examples from the author's experiences in working on himself and working with others.Read more ›
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If you ever wonder what kind of body type you have and what baggage comes with that profile, go grab this book up! It explains the thoughts that create some of the most common ailments that modern people walk around with now. If you wonder about what causes you to have a broad chest and skinny legs, this is the book for you. If you have any part in the healing art field, this book is essential for your library. Enjoy it, be surely satisfied and fascinated all in one sitting.
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As an integrative therapist, I see these connections all the time. The chakra/thought/physical/emotional connections in what we hold and what then holds us. This book is a wonderful read, easy and engrossing with great information about the authors' own experience. I thoroughly recommend it to my students and to those interested in learning more about how the bodymind connection works in order to look deeper at who they are and are becoming.
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This is a book for people who know very little about the body/mind connection. It's good information if you're new to the subject and but it was written in 1977 and the author's forword in the new edition is dated 1985. I was disappointed. In the world of quantum biology this material now seems a little dated. I don't recommend it to anyone who is already familiar with the concepts of body/mind interface but if you are a novice it's a good introduction.
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I've been a Bodymind expert for over 20 years and have read many books and articles on the subject. Even with emerging trends like psychoneuroimmuology Dychtwald's book stands strong. The work is simple, elegant and in-depth.
For anyone interested in being able to diagnose the bodymind, this book is a wonderful foundation. It breaks a very complex subject into accessible bits, laying a solid and easy to grasp foundation then building on this.
There are a lot of books that give a more scientific view or a more in-depth psychological view but they are also much more complicated. This book is a great starter to gain a solid grasp of the bodymind.
I still think it's one of the best books out there.
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This book was a mainstay back in the 80s for learning and teaching about reading the body and how the body expresses psychological patterns. However, it has become a bit dated. A more up to date book (2nd edition just released) that also takes a more broad based and in depth approach to exploring the bodymind connection is The Psychology of the Body by Elliot Greene and Barbara Goodrich-Dunn .... an essential book for those who work with the body, e.g., massage therapists, bodyworkers, physical therapists, somatic educators, etc. It doesn't delve into body reading as much, but goes into much more depth about the interconnection of the mind and body, how touch affects the bodymind, emotional release and how to deal with it, and ethics from a body based point of view. In this sense, The Psychology of the Body is much more comprehensive and complements Bodymind for those who want to know more about this subject.
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This book is so amazing! what a great read! explores the relationship between illness and holistic health through a fresh perspective of the writer. even though this was required for a class it was definitely a great investment i would buy it again and again and constantly recommend it to everyone seeking a perspective into holistic health!
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