Somatic Psychology

Body Encyclopedia

A Guide to the Psychological Functions of the Muscular System

Written by Lisbeth Marcher and Sonja Fich
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Based on Bodynamic Analysis, a body-oriented psychology developed in Denmark by the authors and their colleagues, Body Encyclopedia describes the developmental sequence in which psychological and emotional elements are linked to specific muscles. The book shows how certain responses to events in our lives end up bound and connected with our...

In an Unspoken Voice

How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

Written by Peter A. Levine Ph.D., Foreword by Gabor Mate, M.D.
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**Unraveling Trauma in the Body, Brain and Mind—a Revolution in Treatment**

In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and...

The Wild Region of Lived Experience

Using Somatic-Psychoeducation

Written by Danis Bois
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The Wild Region of Lived Experience introduces the emerging discipline of somatic-psychoeducation, a powerful body-mind modality developed over a period of 25 years by author Danis Bois. Somatic-psychoeducation uses aspects of manual therapy (touch), movement, and psychotherapeutic methods to help people heal from physical and emotional issues, as well as develop...

Understanding the Messages of Your Body

How to Interpret Physical and Emotional Signals to Achieve Optimal Health

Written by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O.
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Fears, anxieties, traumas, and physical and emotional shocks imprint on the body and remain dormant in its vast memory store until they are roused by an event or encounter. They may manifest in a different form or place—a fearful incident may transform itself into a stomachache or a headache, or even...

The Leadership Dojo

Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader

Written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Foreword by Richard Leider
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History is filled with accounts of great leaders, but how did they become so? Written for emergent leaders in any endeavor, this new work from renowned consultant Richard Strozzi-Heckler offers a new approach to leadership. The first book of its kind to base business and management strength on integral body awareness...

Life on Land

The Story of Continuum, the World-Renowned Self-Discovery and Movement Method

Written by Emilie Conrad, Foreword by Valerie Hunt
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Emilie Conrad’s approach to movement education, health, and healing is as varied and deeply textured as her life story. In Life on Land, she interweaves the story of her Brooklyn childhood and discovery of dance with the psychic and physical collapse that led to the development of Continuum, her groundbreaking movement...

Reclaiming Vitality and Presence

Sensory Awareness as a Practice for Life

Written by Charlotte Selver and Charles V.W. Brooks, Edited by Richard Lowe and Stefan Laeng-Gilliatt, Foreword by Norman Fischer
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This book captures the essence of Charlotte Selver’s practice of Sensory Awareness like no other publication. It is an invitation to experience life firsthand again, as we did when we were children. In a culture where we have grown accustomed to accumulating knowledge from teachers and experts, it is rare to...

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes

Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing

Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. and Maggie Kline
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An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.

Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce...

How Life Moves

Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness

Written by Caryn McHose and Kevin Frank, Foreword by Hubert Godard
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This comprehensive movement program uses the story of biological evolution as a tool to increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Readers learn to "unlearn" inherited bodily habits by embodying the many forms that life has expressed on Earth—from the single cell to the human being—and shifting their perception. Through this evolutionary...

Body, Breath, and Consciousness

A Somatics Anthology

Edited by Ian Macnaughton, Foreword by Peter A. Levine
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The forces that develop the self—somatic, emotional, mental, interpersonal, social, and spiritual—must all be considered by therapists in treating any patient. Each article in this important anthology deals in some way with these various elements. The writing is focused on the body-mind connection, exploring the practices and theories of this popular...

Being Human at Work

Bringing Somatic Intelligence Into Your Professional Life

Edited by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
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This anthology of interdisciplinary writings looks at the integration of mind, body, and spirit as it plays out in the workplace—whether in birth coaching, teaching parents, assisting the terminally ill, or working in the military, the classroom, or the corporation. These essays reveal what gets in the way of our humanity...

Victims of Cruelty

Somatic Psychotherapy in the Healing of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Written by Maryanna Eckberg, Foreword by Peter A. Levine
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In Victims of Cruelty, Maryanna Eckberg incorporates work with Vietnam veterans (the first to be diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder) and the Chowchilla kidnapping victims. This personal testimony of how people can heal after trauma is also a professional book describing the effects of personal and political repression and how we...

The Body in Psychotherapy

Inquiries in Somatic Psychology

Edited by Don Hanlon Johnson and Ian J. Grand
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The Body in Psychotherapy explores the life of the body as a basis of psychological understanding. Its chapters describe the use of movement, awareness exercises, and bodily imagination in work with various populations and life situations. It chronicles somatic work with childhood trauma, political torture, and life transitions such as aging...

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Contribution by Ann Frederick
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Nature's Lessons in Healing Trauma...

Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics...


Narratives of Embodiment Volume II

Edited by Don Hanlon Johnson
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Groundworks gives accounts of the actual processes of working with individuals in six major schools of Somatics by either the creator of the method itself or a leading teacher of the method. The creators are Robert Hall of Lomi School, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of Body-Mind Centering, and Emilie Conrad Da'oud of...

The Anatomy of Change

A Way to Move Through Life's Transitions Second Edition

Written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
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The body’s innate capacity for feeling, intuition, and compassion can enable us to heal our physical and emotional wounds. In The Anatomy of Change, Richard Heckler draws on Aikido and Lomi Body Work to demonstrate how a set of practices can bring new awareness and choice into our daily life.

Wisdom of the Body Moving

An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering

Written by Linda Hartley
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This comprehensive guide introduces Body-Mind Centering, the internationally recognized field pioneered by dancer and occupational therapist Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Devoting thirty-five years to a systematic investigation of the relations between bodily experience and the anatomical maps of science, Bainbridge Cohen independently discovered many of the principles that underlie Feldenkrais work, cranial...

Bone, Breath, and Gesture

Practices of Embodiment Volume 1

Edited by Don Hanlon Johnson
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This book is a collection of writings on principles and techniques by the pioneers of bodywork and body awareness disciplines. Together, they represent a historical record of the field of somatics. Ranging from hands-on workers like Ida Rolf to phenomenologist Elizabeth Behnke, their lives span this century. In these lectures, writings...

Spacious Body

Explorations in Somatic Ontology

Written by Jeffrey Maitland, Preface by Michael Salveson
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In Spacious Body, Jeffrey Maitland brings his knowledge and personal experience of Buddhism, phenomenology, alchemy, psychoanalysis, and the bodywork system of Rolfing to bear in forging concepts adequate to an understanding of embodied experience.

The Subtle Self

Personal Growth and Spiritual Practice

Written by Judith Blackstone
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Judith Blackstone's Subtle Self Work is a mind-body therapy integrating teachings from dance, Alexander Technique, psychotherapy, Eastern philosophy, and meditation. A student of both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Blackstone describes in The Subtle Self her own physical and spiritual healing, as well as a method one can work with to establish...