Embodied Approaches to PsychotherapyWith Module Speakers:
Bill Cornell, Julianne Appel-Opper, Shoshi Asheri, Morit Heitzler, Dr Pat Ogden, Dr Susie Orbach, Dr Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, Dr Yorai Sella, Jon Sletvold, Michael Soth, Dr Kathrin Stauffer, Nick Totton, ,
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This collection of new videos and papers brings together the work of an extraordinarily diverse and talented group of psychotherapists – from psychoanalysts to body psychotherapists – who see the body as central to the therapeutic process.
We began by asking each of them to elaborate their reasons for working with this approach. The result is a fascinating, multi-faceted collection of works that illustrates the new theoretical movement within psychotherapy that regards the body – or the mind-body, bodymind or embodied mind – as an integrated entity that cannot be sub-divided into psyche and soma.
The special relevance of the embodied mind concept to psychotherapy is that the raw materials of therapy – affect and relationship – are seen as located in the body, which is thus central to the therapist and client’s experience and therapeutic process.
Merging theoretical strands from Reichian body work, humanism and relational psychoanalysis, the embodied approach to psychotherapy is now unifying project that includes deliberate attention to the body as part of its repertoire of effective techniques.
“Body matters are so weighty, so deeply important, they often cannot be spoken. Untellable, they can only be shown – like much that happens in consulting rooms.” Muriel Dimen (1943 – 2016)
Julianne Appel-OpperPsychotherapy as an Embodied Process
In this presentation, Julianne Appel-Opper describes a theoretical foundation which is a contemporary blend of relational body-oriented psychotherapy, with roots in Dialogical Gestalt and intersubjective psychoanalytical thinking, and she invites you to consider psychotherapy as an embodied process. The talk explores how clients bring their pre-verbal implicit relational knowledge into our consulting rooms and how it is with their bodies that they br