By Katya Bloom

By way of integrating rules from her historical past as a move psychotherapist and stream analyst with key options from modern psychoanalysis, the writer bargains a brand new point of view on exploring the interrelationships among nonverbal and verbal “articulation” in any remedy surroundings.

The writer starts off via providing thought from either disciplines, exhibiting how the 2 views will be “embodied” inside a collectively supportive framework. She then applies a synthesis of flow research and psychoanalysis to a number of vibrant psychoanalytic observational stories of babies and teenagers, with an in-depth concentrate on preverbal/nonverbal conversation through the language of circulate. the writer then describes her medical paintings with 3 adults, illustrating how the categories of primitive psychophysical styles highlighted within the observational experiences are noticeable to underlie present concerns her sufferers face in flow psychotherapy.

The ebook goals to supply a realistic and experiential operating version for constructing therapists’ “embodied attentiveness,” for you to improve their reputation of the sensori-affective manifestations of transference and counter-transference. it is going to tell the paintings of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, dance circulate therapists, and physique psychotherapists, in addition to these enthusiastic about psychoanalytic observational stories. it's going to even be of curiosity to someone drawn to exploring the interrelationships among the psyche and the physique.

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It could be said that Prapto works with what in therapy would be understood as the transference and Bloom correx 5/23/06 8:50 AM 38 111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 511 6 7 8 9 311 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 Page 38 THE EMBODIED SELF countertransference. It is my feeling that this approach has much to offer in thinking about practice in DMT. Suryodarmo refers to Amerta Movement as engendering “response-ability”—the ability to respond to self, other, and the atmosphere and surroundings.

Space Harmony “In order to study harmony of movement we must consider the relations between the architecture of the human body and the spatial structure of the kinesphere” (Laban, 1966). This aspect of Laban’s work concerns the body’s relationship to, and orientation in, the surrounding space. As psychoanalytic object relations theory emphasizes the context in which events happen, and the primacy of relationship, this part of Laban’s theory also has resonance with psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; this is expanded in Chapter Four.

I am more interested in the development, through psychophysical attunement, of “affective resonance”, which can be said to be a form or “nonphysical touch” (Charles, 2001). In conclusion This work arises out of my passionate interest over many years in gaining greater understanding of the psychophysical terrain. The bringing of two perspectives together in this book is akin to standing on a bridge between two fields. In my view, the perspective from the bridge provides a kind of “frontier” that can reveal insights into the adjacent territories.

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