SPT Magazine offers our sincerest thanks to Neal Brodsky and Katelynn Bartleson for their creative and collaborative contributions to SPT Magazine readers! Neal's chapter, entitled,...
Shame is often experienced as a massive, tornado-like swirl of helplessness and hopelessness that keeps tearing through our hearts and minds, through the very core of our being. Its redundant looping can become stuck on any number of thoughts of inadequacy: I am such a terrible failure; there is no way anyone could ever love me; I shouldn’t even bother trying, there’s no way I’m gonna measure; I don’t want anyone to see me; No one could ever understand what I am going through. It’s as if these voices trap people inside the black hole of shame’s universe, with seemingly no way out.
Have you ever noticed feeling unsettled when a perfectly safe person, be it a colleague, a recent acquaintance, perhaps even your mailman stands close to you? There’s nothing specific to connect the feelings with, just a sense of discomfort, tension, awkwardness. Maybe you feel queasy or shaky, maybe a strong urge to run away over takes you but there’s no logical reason why. Rest assured, you’re not alone.
Body Psychotherapy case studies: A new collection of 15 Body Psychotherapy Case Studies. Contributors include: Stanley Keleman, Sladjana Djordjevic, Christina Bader Johannson, Courtenay Young, Herbert Grassman, Zoe Schillat, Bernhard Schlage, Galit Serebrenick-Hai, Russell Rose, Jacqueline Carleton, Laura Steckler & Ulrich Sollmann (with Wentian Li); as well as other informational material.
Like many parents, I fantasied about the mother I hoped to be. Unfortunately, as a young mother, I experienced the birth of a pre-term baby. The birthing process itself and the subsequent moments following are significant and prepare us to connect with the baby, but in the case of premature birth nothing is known, or expected. Nothing could prepare my daughter and me for the cognitive dissonance we experienced at her birth. I called my uterus the ‘unfaithful uterus’ that betrayed not only her, but also me. A plastic box and a medical team that undoubtedly saved her life were her external uterus.
By Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD Back in 2011 when I began to recruit participants for my doctoral dissertation on therapists’ experience of intuition in the...
The Danish and European research coalition are hosting a webinar/fundraiser for their up coming research project, February 8, at 5-7 pm CET, 9 -11 am MST.
The Ilana Rubenfeld Foundation (TIRF) is offering a comprehensive, 3-year certification training program. Synergists-in-training will learn and practice the art and skills of a proven and effective healing modality that powerfully combines respectful, listening touch with verbal processing.
When we are on the receiving end of projected shame, blame or guilt, it can cause us to feel so demoralized that we don’t want to accept it. We want to project this shame or blame OUT to almost anywhere we aren’t.
A call for papers on Eros, Gender and Sexuality in Body Psychotherapy and Dance Movement Psychotherapy, due December 1, 2017.
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