University of Hertfordshire

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The BodyMind Approach and people affected by medically unexplained symptoms/somatic symptom disorder

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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
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781351659482
ISBN (Print)9781138065758
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2019


In the chapter Helen Payne, a researcher and practitioner in DMP from the UK, describes The BodyMind Approach designed specifically from DMT for patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), and provides patient profiles and treatment examples. Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are a global issue, consisting of persistent medical conditions for which doctors find no organic explanations, for example, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, etc.; under these conditions patients usually visit their doctor quite frequently, yet no effective pathway for support is available. Payne describes what the DMP-based BodyMind Approach™ can do to facilitate patients to self-manage and reduce their suffering from MUS.

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