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Awakening Somatic Intelligence

Awakening Somatic Intelligence Author Risa F. Kaparo
ISBN-10 9781583944172
Release 2012
Pages 368
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Offers an approach to healing based on mindful body awareness through breathing, sensing, movement, and touch, intended to help those suffering from chronic pain, stress-related illness, trauma, and mood disorders.



Awakening Somatic Intelligence

Awakening Somatic Intelligence Author Risa F. Kaparo, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781583945063
Release 2012-05-29
Pages 408
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Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness—Transform Pain, Stress, Trauma, and Aging offers a guide to Somatic Learning, an innovative body-oriented approach that incorporates mindfulness, visualization, breathing exercises, postures, and stretches. Developed by author, psychotherapist, and award-winning songwriter and poet Risa Kaparo, PhD, Somatic Learning is based on leading-edge research demonstrating the power of the mind to activate physiological, mental, and emotional healing. Kaparo has successfully used her approach with patients suffering from chronic pain, high blood pressure, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Recounting her own struggle with chronic pain, Kaparo begins with a moving description of her journey from crippling pain to renewed health and aliveness. Kaparo introduces the concepts and characteristics of Somatic Learning, a method that grew out of her personal healing experience. Incorporating the latest brain research in mindfulness and neuroplasticity, the book presents breathing exercises; postures and stretches for morning and bedtime; instructions for integrating mindfulness practice into one's daily life; and ways of deepening the practice through touch and caring interaction with others. Enhanced with over 100 detailed instructional photos and illustrations, the book includes inspiring case stories and the author's own expressive poetry that illuminate the healing power of this practice.



Awakening Somatic Intelligence

Awakening Somatic Intelligence Author Graeme Lynn
ISBN-10 9780857012906
Release 2016-10-21
Pages 160
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Focussing on distinct body practice from a range of different methods, Graeme Lynn demonstrates how to use the physical body to encourage general health and wellbeing. Starting with the fundamental concepts of movement to more advanced practice, this book will serve as a comprehensive guide to developing the physical body to transform the quality of movement, and bring greater pleasure and effectiveness into every action. Specific lessons include The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, and Hatha Yoga. Describing the core benefits of these methods, why they complement each other and how to use them, this is essential reading for students and practitioners of somatic methods as well as anyone interested in learning new ways to optimise health and wellbeing.



Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness Based Therapy

Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness Based Therapy Author Padmasiri de Silva
ISBN-10 9783319559292
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 144
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This book represents an outstanding contribution to the field of somatic psychology. It focuses on the relationship between body and emotions, and on the linkages between mindfulness-based emotion studies and neuroscience. The author discusses the awakening of somatic intelligence as a journey through pain and trauma management, the moral dimensions of somatic passions, and the art and practice of embodied mindfulness. Issues such as the emotions and the body in relation to Buddhist contemplative practice, against the background of the most recent findings of current neuroscience, are expanded in the book. A broad review of the Darwinian-Jamesian heritage on emotion studies is a unique contribution to the tradition of the somatogenic strands of emotions, and provides a contrasting focus to the ideogenic emotions in Sigmund Freud. This work provides an invaluable resource for students of psychology and philosophy, psychotherapists and meditation teachers, students, and for anyone with an interest in the field of somatic psychology.



Somatic Psychology

Somatic Psychology Author Linda Hartley
ISBN-10 1861564309
Release 2004-08-13
Pages 288
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This book brings attention to the interface of psychotherapy and psychological theory with the somatic practices of bodywork and movement therapy. To offer a client only psychotherapy, or only bodywork may subtly or directly reinforce the body-mind split from which so many of us suffer; in some cases this will be a reinforcement of a dilemma central to the client's problems. Hartley views body psychotherapy and transpersonal psychotherapy as building bridges between the once separated processes of psyche, soma, and spirit. Today the emerging field of somatic psychology is also contributing to the expanded field of psychology a subtle differentiation of bodymind process, developed through almost a century and a half of research and practice in somatic therapy and education. Originally trained as a dancer, movement therapist and bodywork practitioner, Hartley continues to use movement and somatic process as an important foundation for her own work. Training in Dance Movement Therapy, the transpersonal psychotherapy of Psychosynthesis, and Process-Oriented Psychology have further deepened Hartley's awareness of the relationships between psyche, soma and spirit, and the need to respond to all levels of experience in therapeutic work.



Bone Breath Gesture

Bone  Breath   Gesture Author Don Johnson
ISBN-10 1556432011
Release 1995
Pages 389
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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, and interviews, editor Don Hanlon Johnson has sought to reveal the unbroken lineage, theoretical differences, and major similarities of these originators.



Core Awareness

Core Awareness Author Liz Koch
ISBN-10 9781583945018
Release 2012
Pages 214
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"A guide to Core Awareness, an innovative body-oriented approach developed by somatic educator Liz Koch to enhance sensory development and cultivate an innate capacity for expressive movement"--



The Art of Somatic Coaching

The Art of Somatic Coaching Author Richard Strozzi-Heckler
ISBN-10 9781583946749
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 192
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The Art of Somatic Coaching introduces the concepts and principles of coaching with practices that include body awareness, bodywork, and mindfulness for both the coach and the client. Author and expert coach, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, explains that in order to achieve truly sustainable changes in individuals, teams, and organizations, it is necessary to implement body-oriented somatic practices in order to dissolve habits, behaviors, and interpretations of the world that are no longer relevant. He explains that these ways of being are integrated in the body--at the level of the musculature, organs, and nervous system. By implementing a somatic approach, these patterns can be shifted in order for transformation to occur. Opening with a discussion of the roots of Somatic Coaching, the book describes the emotional and physical cost of being distanced from our bodies. Originating from the rationalistic idea that the mind and body are separate, this sense of disconnection spurred the emergence of the field of somatics that views the body as not just a physiological entity, but as the center of our lived experience in the world. Out of this philosophy, Somatic Coaching was developed as a way to cultivate the self through the body. Methods in this book include: • Somatic awareness--becoming aware of sensations • Somatic opening--includes bodywork to release held patterns in the body • Somatic practices--meditation, movement, and being present in everyday life The social context in which one is raised, the supportive, healing force of the outdoors and nature as well as acknowledgment of the spirit are also woven into the practice. Through these practices, a rhythm of unfolding occurs in what Strozzi-Heckler describes as an Arc of Transformation--moving in stages from conditioned tendencies to a new satisfying and fulfilling way of being that is fully embodied. Contents: Introduction; Chapter One: A Short Distance but a Big Cost; Chapter Two: Coaching; Chapter Three: Somatics and Somatic Coaching; Chapter Four: The Methodology; Chapter Five: The Rhythm of Action; Chapter Six: The Somatic Arc of Transformation



Being Human at Work

Being Human at Work Author Richard Strozzi-Heckler
ISBN-10 9781583944103
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 280
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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 in the work world and how to rediscover that humanity. Written by leading professionals in business, education, medicine, technology, finance, psychology, and the military, this collection of essays explores how reconnecting with one’s humanity can result in true leadership in any field. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Waking the Tiger

Waking the Tiger Author Peter A. Levine
ISBN-10 155643233X
Release 1997
Pages 274
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A straightforward and drug-free approach to dealing with trauma and behavioral disorders, this book presents simple "first aid" tools to help prevent traumatic reactions from developing in the aftermath of "overwhelm" and injury. Thoroughly investigated, this work is based upon the author's years of work with numerous stress and trauma victims. Illustrations.



Seekers

Seekers Author Paul Dunion EdD
ISBN-10 9781480831544
Release 2016-08-31
Pages 232
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Do you find yourself living with an ongoing, unquenchable restlessness or passionate curiosity and wondering why this is the case? You can restore your faith in your destiny as a seekersomeone in search of a genuine understanding and experience of home. Seekers: Finding Our Way Home offers a vivid portrayal of seekers as pilgrims questing for home. Seekers are threshold dwellers, and home takes on both an ancient definition of the word a place to linger and an active ideal, involving doing what it takes to make peace with change and therefore with the journey. This exploration presents an account of seeking that strengthens a facility for identifying where to linger and how to move in order to avoid spiritual homelessness. It also offers concrete guidelines for seekers self-care. Strengthen your capacity for presence, imagination, and enchantment, and learn from the example of a heartening illustration of an aging seeker. Encouraging and inspiring, this guide invites you to sustain the faith that seeking was always what you were meant to do.



Move Without Pain

Move Without Pain Author Martha Peterson
ISBN-10 1402774591
Release 2012-01
Pages 160
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"Using the Hanna Somatics approach to muscular pain relief, Martha Peterson explains how to become aware of the way you move and adapt to stress. You'll also find that fifteen minutes of performing the fully illustrated gentle somatic exercises can result in more efficient pain-free movement"--P. [4] of cover.



Awakening Intuition

Awakening Intuition Author Mona Lisa Schulz
ISBN-10 9780609804247
Release 1998
Pages 416
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Explains how to access intuition through the signals given by one's body and feelings in order to attain maximum physical and psychological health



Overcoming Trauma through Yoga

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga Author David Emerson
ISBN-10 9781583945339
Release 2012-01-10
Pages 184
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Survivors of trauma—whether abuse, accidents, or war—can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one’s body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice, as well as photographs to illustrate the poses. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Martial Mechanics

Martial Mechanics Author Phillip Starr
ISBN-10 1583942114
Release 2008
Pages 191
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Painting the Energy Body

Painting the Energy Body Author Petra Neumayer
ISBN-10 9781620551455
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 160
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Harnessing the power of symbols for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing • Explains how to make symbols directly on areas of pain for quick relief, on bandages to speed healing, and on acupressure points for energy and emotional work • Explores the use of symbols to reduce scar tissue, counteract electromagnetic pollution, balance the chakras, and cleanse toxins from the body • Details how to transfer the energy of a symbol to water, food, jewelry, or stones for long-term treatment and prevention Geometric symbols and signs have been drawn on the body to enhance strength and courage and stimulate the body’s powers of self-healing since prehistoric times--the most ancient evidence being the 5,000-year-old iceman “Ötzi,” found in the Alps in 1991, who had symbols tattooed over his arthritic joints. Found in indigenous societies around the globe, symbols on the body--whether drawn, painted, or tattooed--act as energy antennae, triggering healing impulses in the energy body and meridian system. Exploring several simple methods to work with symbols for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, Petra Neumayer and Roswitha Stark illustrate the key symbols used in this practice and reveal how to select the proper symbol or symbols for your condition. They explain how to use these signs directly on areas of pain and injury--from mosquito bites to eczema--for quick relief, on bandages to speed healing, and on acupressure points and meridians to treat more complex conditions. They explore the use of symbols to reduce scar tissue, counteract electromagnetic pollution, balance the chakras, and cleanse toxins from the body. The authors explain how, like homeopathic remedies, symbols transfer information through energetic vibration and morphic fields—the resonance between all living things, past and present, discovered by Cambridge biologist Rupert Sheldrake. They detail how to transfer the energy of a symbol to water, food, jewelry, or stones for long-term treatment and prevention. They also show how to heal animals and plants with symbols. Bringing together traditional Chinese medicine, quantum physics, dowsing, and homeopathy, this new yet ancient practice harnesses the power of symbols to initiate healing at the very foundation of our energetic being.



Dragons of Eden

Dragons of Eden Author Carl Sagan
ISBN-10 0307801004
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 288
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“A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday . . . It's a delight.”—The New York Times Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends—and their amazing links to recent discoveries. “How can I persuade every intelligent person to read this important and elegant book? . . . He talks about all kinds of things: the why of the pain of human childbirth . . . the reason for sleeping and dreaming . . . chimpanzees taught to communicate in deaf and dumb language . . . the definition of death . . . cloning . . . computers . . . intelligent life on other planets. . . . Fascinating . . . delightful.”—The Boston Globe “In some lost Eden where dragons ruled, the foundations of our intelligence were laid. . . . Carl Sagan takes us on a guided tour of that lost land. . . . Fascinating . . . entertaining . . . masterful.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch