Speaking from the Body

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Mai 2008



Psychotherapists who practice Buddhist meditation can develop a heightened awareness of their own body sensations. This book describes the work of psychotherapists who had developed the skill of using their body-awareness inter-subjectively: their bodies had become sensitive instruments that resonated with the unconscious emotional and physical experiences of their patients and clients, in a form of body-based counter-transference. The author discusses clinical vignettes from the practice of six meditating psychotherapists, in New Zealand, Britain, and the USA, and describes ways in which self-other boundaries, both psychic and physical, were temporarily transcended in their work with patients.


Paul Solomon is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Auckland, New Zealand, and teaches on the psychotherapy programme at AUT University. He has a long-standing interest in Buddhist meditation and body awareness.
EAN: 9783836481137
ISBN: 3836481138
Untertitel: A Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Psychotherapists Who Meditate. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 124 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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