Body Oriented Psychotherapy

Body Psychotherapy, Body-oriented Psychotherapy, or Somatic Psychology or Psychotherapy takes the person's - the client's - body into account and sees the therapeutic relationship essentially as an interaction between two bodies. Whilst there may be no actual physical contact (though touch is sometimes used), the client's body carries a lot of wisdom and has a story to tell. Many of the early traumas and reactions to the outside world are still carried within the client's body. However, the therapist's body also has a massive amount of information (on a non-verbal level) that can be used quite constructively in the therapeutic interaction.
For more information: see the recently published The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology (see here).

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