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The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy

The Therapeutic Imagination, as a result of its focusing on multifaceted internal and intangible aspects of the psychotherapeutic process, might best serve as supplemental reading for individuals first learning how to conduct effective therapy. There is a definite slant towards student readers here, although the book by no means limits itself to that audience narratively or in attention to detail. Continue reading

Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy

Here is a little taste of what I teach at Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy. A great benefit of living in this time is that we have access to practices from so many different orientations. Continue reading

Conversation with Marti Glenn

The “Somatic Perspectives” series is edited by Serge Prengel, LMHC. Every other month, there is a new conversation. Each conversation lasts approximately a half hour. Marti Glenn, PhD, Co-Director, the STAR Foundation, offering intensive retreats for healing early trauma. Continue reading

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

Just One Thing is a step by step guide aimed towards improving psychological well being in all aspects of personal, social, and emotional life. The book incorporates a mildly Buddhist-influenced perspective as it guides readers through a series of techniques aimed at improving the quality of human experience. Continue reading

Clinical Research Survey – the use of body-based somatic awareness

Thank you for considering this request to participate in a clinical research survey that explores the use of body-based somatic awareness, and somatic intervention techniques by licensed clinicians (clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors) in the treatment of patients/clients who suffer from trauma-related conditions. Continue reading

About the 50th anniversary edition of The Phenomenology of Dance by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

The book’s finely detailed descriptive analysis of movement is complementary to the graphic analysis of movement that constitutes Labananalysis. In addition to its finely detailed descriptive analysis of movement, the book concerns itself with dynamics, rhythm, and expression, each in separate chapters, and elaborates in experiential ways Susanne Langer’s philosophy of art as a matter of “form symbolizing feeling.” Continue reading

SPT’s Special Summer Book Review Issue, volume 5, number 3, 2015

The USABP interns do a miraculous job supporting the International Body Psychotherapy Journal and lending a hand to Somatic Psychotherapy Today. They turned in so many stellar reviews for 2015 releases that SPT created a Special Summer Book Review issue to highlight their extensive work and share these books with our readers. Continue reading

Buddha’s Brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom.

Neuroscience is being widely used to explain concepts and ideas that were once separated from science, such as religion, spirituality, and contemplative practices. Experts in these fields are utilizing basic neuroscience such as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and evolutionary biology to explain concepts and applications to their areas of expertise. Continue reading

Integral Breath Therapy Facilitator Training

Integral Breath Therapy is a revolutionary therapy that uses the breath to explore, heal and integrate the multidimensional aspects of… Continue reading

When Sex Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain

Because it is such a pervasive factor in the lives of many women, it is highly likely that having an understanding of the problem of sexual pain will be useful for therapists and their clients. Because this is an issue that might come up in therapy, the problem warrants greater understanding so that informed guidance can be given. Continue reading

Dream Theater and Yoga Joe’s!

During a recent evening class at Seattle School of Body-Psychotherpy we were experiencing a little creative relief from the more difficult Core Energetics curriculum we were learning during the day. We were exploring the healing potential of the Imaginal Realm through Dream Theater. Continue reading

Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward and Embodied Self

Provides 22 chapters of integrative research and clinical applications written by various experts in the fields of affective and cognitive neuroscience, animal research, psychology, and psychiatry, among others. Continue reading

See the new Hakomi book from W.W Norton

The authoritative text on Hakomi methods, theory, and practice. Available now! Edited by Halko Weiss, Greg Johanson, and Lorena Monda, with chapters by Ron Kurtz and the Hakomi faculty Continue reading

Effectiveness of Rhythmic Movement Therapy: Case Study of Subjective Well-Being

The following study was to assess the effectiveness of Rhythmic Movement Therapy (RMT) in improving Subjective Well-Being (SWB) in a non-clinical population. Subjective Well-Being is defined as a person’s declared well-being based on their perceived satisfaction with life or happiness. Continue reading

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone and Other Acts of Courage

August 30–September 4, 2015 @ Kripalu – This program creates a safe container in which to express a full range of feelings, open your heart, and experience deeper connections to yourself and others. Continue reading

8 Steps To A Pain-Free Back: Remember When It Didn’t hurt.

Her point in the book is that the rampant chronic back pain observed in western cultures and modern societies stems from our poor posture, and that our change in posture is related to specific sociocultural practices. Continue reading

Dynamic PlayShop for Kids 8-10 including Expressive Arts and Movement

Sunday May 17th in Manhattan 2-4 PM – This event is led by two seasoned therapists whose practices go beyond talk therapy, including the Dynamic Play Therapy work of Dennis McCarthy and body-centered Core Energetics to address individual and family needs Continue reading

Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines

Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines is a widely encompassing diagnostic manual for practicing clinicians to assist, frame, and guide in the treatment of sexual abuse recollection. Continue reading

A Healing Workshop for People with OCD

I am running a holistic / somatically focused workshop for people struggling with OCD Sunday June 7th. I will be introducing an innovative approach drawn from somatic, gestalt, buddhist psychology and CBT. This will be very helpful to those who have felt stigmatized or pathologized by their OCD diagnosis as the approach is humanistic and existential. Continue reading

Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy Presents Find Your Joy

This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Body-Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including somatic approaches, current neurobiology and trauma therapy. Continue reading

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