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The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introducing a New Discipline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-6
    2. Barnaby B. Barratt
      Pages 7-21
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  3. Sources: Ancient and Contemporary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. Barnaby B. Barratt
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  4. Current Challenges: Possible Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-130
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About this book

Introduction

Somatic psychology and bodymind therapy (the simultaneous study of the mind and body) are challenging contemporary understandings of the psyche, of what it means to be human and how to heal human suffering.

Keywords

neuroscience philosophy psyche psychoanalysis psychodynamics psychology sexuality therapy

About the authors

Barnaby B. Barratt (PhD, DHS) is a psychoanalyst, sexuality educator, sex therapist, and somatic psychologist, currently in private practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town, and Visiting Professor at the University of Witwatersrand. His previous books include Sexual Health and Erotic Freedom and Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse. His most recent book is What is Psychoanalysis? 100 Years after Freud's 'Secret Committee.'

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Reviews

"Barnaby Barratt's work is essential for students not only in the field of somatic psychology but for any clinicians who need to understand the intricate impacts of bodily experience on healing and human development. Its publication in paperback is a welcome event making it more widely available for academic courses and workshops." - Don Hanlon Johnson, Professor of Somatics, California Institute of Integral Studies, USA

"We can celebrate this new paperback edition. It means that this important new book by Barnaby Barratt will find the wider circulation it merits. The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy is a truly unique account of an emerging field - unique not only because it defines the scope of the field and offers a very intelligent historical and philosophical reflection, but also because it contributes a visionary sense of our future." - Joe Coppin, Founding Program Chair Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Somatic Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA

"Dr Barnaby Barratt provides us with an outstanding, insightful and readable text that introduces both beginning and advanced students of psychology and psychotherapy into the blossoming field of somatic or bodymind science and therapy. I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone concerned with healing practices and the way in which body, mind and spirit, can be directed toward harmony and enlightenment." - Irv Katz, President, International University of Professional Studies, USA