“Can we bring the body closer to therapy and therapy closer to the body?”
How do we embody words and ideas? The written word in general, and specifically in psychotherapy literature, struggles to embody. Ideas are indeed alive in the body, yet their ink form often floats, stirs thoughts and even more ideas, becomes distant from breath. I am never sure how possible it is to write in a way that maintains connection to the body, and to someone else, while still offers rigor of thought and style.
Moshe Feldenkrais (1977), who developed the Feldenkrais method, considered walking as a series of controlled fallings. With each step we lose our balance and retrieve it. With each step we fall forward and block the fall with yet another step. Instead of perceiving falling as an undesired process, it becomes a prerequisite for moving forwards.
Movement necessitates falling.
Book offers personal stories about professional moments of failure. Fifteen psychotherapists define failure from their own perspective and courageously revisit client cases, some that occurred many years ago, to share intimate and revealing vignettes where the therapeutic bond was disrupted, where they were deeply wounded, and for some those wounds changed the course of their career. For all, these wounds remain as a tear in the fabric of their being.
Karnac publishers just announced a special 15% discount on all books written/edited by Dr. Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar. Now you can own Speaking of Bodies: Embodied Therapeutic Dialogues, When Hurt Remains: Relational Perspectives on Therapeutic Failure, and Touching the Relational Edge, and save money too. Be sure to check your SPT Magazine Subscriber newsletter for your special discount code on February 15, 2016.