By Tree Staunton
Some time past the perform of physique psychotherapy has been taken much less heavily in expert circles than extra conventional psychotherapeutic approaches.
Body Psychotherapy redresses the stability, providing insights right into a spectrum of techniques inside of body-oriented psychotherapy. a number skilled participants introduce new components of improvement and rising conception and medical fabric, covering:
* the historical past of physique psychotherapy
* theoretical views on physique psychotherapy, together with post-Reichian and improvement of integrative methodologies
* physique psychotherapy in perform, together with purposes for trauma and regression
* the longer term for physique psychotherapy.
This publication indicates how physique psychotherapy may be therapeutic, reparative and profitable. it'll make crucial studying for postgraduates and pros, whether or not they are already desirous about this box, or desire to study extra approximately incorporating it into their very own perform.
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I and many of my colleagues at that time came to the Reichian work through the political movement. The application of Reich’s ideas seemed a step towards changing society. We were a political discussion group, and we felt the need to make some of the changes Reich was pointing to, so we began to use exercises with each other and share more experiences together. We didn’t learn from experts – it was a self-help group. This was in the early 1970s. No ﬁnancial gain was involved, and there were no leaders; we simply wanted to spread the ideas: we organised open evenings where people would pay a small amount to cover the room fee, and one of us would prepare a focus for the meeting and introduce exercises, sometimes out of a book such as Rosenberg’s Total Orgasm (1973).