Body Psychotherapy: History, Concepts, and Methods by Michael C. Heller

By Michael C. Heller

From yoga to neuroscience, a journey of significant principles in regards to the physique and mind.

Body psychotherapy, which examines the connection of physically and actual reviews to emotional and mental reviews, turns out at the beginning look to be a comparatively new quarter and at the leading edge of psychotherapeutic conception and perform. it truly is, however the significant techniques of body/mind remedy are literally drawn from a variety of historic fabric, fabric that spans centuries and continents.

Here, in a hugely accomplished booklet, Michael Heller summarizes all of the significant innovations, thinkers, and routine whose paintings has resulted in the production of the sector we now understand as body/mind psychotherapy.

The ebook covers every thing from japanese and Western thought—beginning with yoga and Taoism and relocating to Plato and Descartes. It additionally discusses significant advancements in biology—how organisms are defined—and neuroscience. this is often actually a accomplished reference for someone drawn to the origins of the concept that the brain and physique aren't separate and that either has to be understood jointly with a purpose to comprehend humans and their behavior. 

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I acknowledge the aspect that motivates my development and growth and affirm the existence of a source of new possibility and power to be found within. QXP:M00_MACH4605_01_SE_C00 20/10/09 08:20 Page 23 WHY WE COACH • 23 and all wish to harness and into which our organisations long to tap? Is this our hidden resource that appears to be the origin of our aspirations and longing, our passion and purpose, our performance and productivity, our deeper humanity and authenticity, our creative expression and well-being?

It has little or no capacity to reflect or relate. It is a judging eye that is divisive and dualistic. It oversimplifies complexity, offering a reductive and onesided solution. It is the infallible eye of the perfectionist. QXP:M00_MACH4605_01_SE_C00 20/10/09 08:21 Page 37 THE VISION OF THE COACH • 37 ● ● It is politically motivated and seeks not only the absolute truth, but also the one right answer and way of doing things. It fears being emotionally overwhelmed. Let us consider some of the key points from this list to illustrate how using the analytical eye alone can limit your capacity to coach.

The vast majesty of the ancient mountains seemed to be present and in the moment. My future wishes and aspirations, in this same moment, felt possible, even probable. In the stillness and reflection of the lake, nothing seemed impossible or out of reach (Figure 9, opposite). The creative eye, not unlike the image shown in Figure 9, is deeply reflective. It has a truly expansive vision and a capacity to focus and discern in meticulous detail. This is a patient and responsive eye that can bring the past and future to their conscious conclusion in the fullness of the present moment.

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