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Introduction to embodied perspectives in psychotherapy

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches from Dance Movement and Body Psychotherapies
EditorsHelen Payne, Sabine Koch, Jennifer Tantia
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351659482
ISBN (Print)9781138065758
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2019


This chapter provides some background to the book, a section on embodied knowing, another section on the definition of embodiment, some reflections on important assumptions on embodiment research and a section on the four levels of embodiment, which are embodied, enactive, embedded and extended. The next section illustrates the implications of the theoretical discourse to the application of it in clinical practice. An overview of the two disciplines is given next. Firstly, dance movement psychotherapy and second body psychotherapy together with a note on their neuroscientific and neurobiological underpinnings. Finally, an insight into the chapters is presented.

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