Introduction to embodied perspectives in psychotherapy

Helen Payne, Sabine Koch, Jennifer Tantia, Thomas Fuchs

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    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.
    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 Group
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351659482
    ISBN (Print)9781138065758
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2019


    • The BodyMInd Approach
    • Medically unexplained symptoms
    • Embodiment


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