The Psychology of the Body

The Psychology of the Body

Publication Date: 2013
Availability: In Stock
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608311569


Prepare your students to appropriately identify, understand, and respond appropriately to the phenomenon of emotional release during massage and bodywork! This new edition continues to provide a crucial basis of knowledge for massage therapy and students regarding the emotional impact of effective massage therapy. With a new, more colorful layout, this new edition has been fully revised to address the latest science around this topic. Furthermore, in-text features aim to help students apply their learning to actual practice as a massage therapist.

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--NEW: Second interior color makes information easier to locate and more visually appealing
--NEW: Updated content reflects the most current research
--Case studies bring concepts and theories to life
--Reader-friendly presentation of conceptual issues
--Suggestions for applying concepts to practice
Barbara Goodrich-Dunn BFS
Washington Institute for Body Psychotherapy
Private Practice, Silver Spring, MD

Elliot Greene MA, NCTMB
Washington Institute for Body Psychotherapy
Private Practice, Silver Spring, MD

Edition: 2
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608311569
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 304
Pub Date: 2013
Weight: 1.55

Section I: The Body Organizes Experience
Chapter 1: The Psychological Life of the Body
Chapter 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Massage Therapy
Chapter 3: Psychological Defenses Affecting Massage Therapy
Chapter 4: Boundaries and Limits:  A Bodymind Based Foundation of Ethics in Massage Therapy

Section II: The Inseparable Body and Mind
Chapter 5: The Bodymind Connection
Chapter 6: Emotional Release

Section III: Armoring and Chronic Psychological and Physical Patterns
Chapter 7: Armoring
Chapter 8: Armoring: The Disembodied, Collapsed, and Compressed Character Structures
Chapter 9: Armoring: The Rigid Character Structures

Section IV: Interactions: Yourself, Your Clients, and the Therapeutic Community
Chapter 10: Understanding Mental Health Conditions and Disorders
Chapter 11: Working with Mental Health Professionals 

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