The Body in Psychotherapy

The Body in Psychotherapy

Inquiries in Somatic Psychology

By Don H. Johnson (Editor); Ian Grand (Editor)

North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781556432514, 199pp.

Publication Date: May 1998


The Body in Psychotherapy explores the life of the body as a basis of psychological understanding. Its chapters describe the use of movement, awareness exercises, and bodily imagination in work with various populations and life situations. It chronicles somatic work with childhood trauma, political torture, and life transitions such as aging, the loss of parents, and the emergence of a sense of self.

The Body in Psychotherapy is the third in a groundbreaking series that provides a theoretical and practical context for the emerging field of Somatics. The first and second book of the series are Bone, Breath, and Gesture and Groundworks.

About the Author
Don Hanlon Johnson received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University. He is a professor of Somatics at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.