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A book for clinicians and clients to use together that explains key concepts of body psychotherapy.

Written for therapists and clients to explore together in therapy, this book is a practical guide to the language of the body. It begins with a section that orients therapists and clients to the volume and how to use it, followed by an overview of the role of the brain and the use of mindfulness. The last three sections are organized according to a phase approach to therapy, focusing first on developing personal resources, particularly somatic ones; second on utilizing a bottom-up, somatic approach to memory; and third on exploring the impact of attachment on procedural learning, emotional biases, and cognitive distortions.

The concepts and interventions introduced in this book are designed as an adjunct to, and in support of, other methods of treatment rather than as a stand-alone treatment or manualized approach. By drawing on the therapeutic relationship and adjusting interventions to the particular needs of each client, thoughtful attention to what is being spoken beneath the words through the body can heighten the intimacy of the therapist/client journey and help change take place more easily in the hidden recesses of the self.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Pat Ogden (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Becca Powell
  • 2020-09-13

Heavily didactic but valuable for clinicians

I rarely use worksheets as a clinician, but I will very likely use the supplemental ones from this book. The work of Patricia Ogden and others whose methods converge with hers can and should revolutionize the field of psychotherapy, and with Janina Fisher, she created a training masterpiece. I don't usually enjoy reading materials as didactic and workbook oriented, and though this book is like that, the skillset being taught here is one that works and needs to be taught in a way that cannot be mistaken, and I believe that is what Fisher and Ogden are doing here. when I was explaining it to one of my colleagues, she told me how much she would appreciate that sort of book, and she plans to start reading it soon as well. Ogden's utilization of the innate wisdom of the body, leveraging a therapeutic paradigm that is acceptable across the board to clinicians is likely a powerful way to bridge the gap between a world that usually evokes images of beaded curtains and incense burning and the sterile hallways of hospitals. I have used the methods that she teaches, and they work rapidly and deeply without giving up the expected measure of safety that most of us, as clinicians, want to bring into our practices.

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  • Jacob G.
  • 2020-11-02

Great book, but not able to print PDF

Great material. Unable to print the worksheets and any of the PDF (Audible representative said that it was not possible to print). If anyone was able to figure out how to print or the publisher/authors see this, please write a response so I can use the material in this book properly.

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  • GEORGE
  • 2020-11-19

Very Helpful

Narrator lkind of bland but easy to understand. Provides a comprehensive overview of trauma and attachment as well as numerous interventions and frameworks. Finding it VERY HELPFUL!

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  • Ruzette Nicolas
  • 2020-09-21

Excellent book very useful for clinicians

This book as an integrative perspective on psychotherapy. The content is very rich and every bit is useful. A very convincing approach to psychotherapy. Thank you