May 24, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780367025946 - CAT# K404946
May 24, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780367025939 - CAT# K404945
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Marian Dunlea’s BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach provides a theoretical and practical guide for working with early developmental trauma. This interdisciplinary approach explores the interconnection of body, mind and psyche, offering a masterful tool for restoring balance and healing developmental trauma.
BodyDreaming is a somatically-focused therapeutic method, drawing on the findings of neuroscience, analytical psychology, attachment theory and trauma therapy. In Part One, Dunlea defines BodyDreaming and its origins, placing it in the context of a dysregulated contemporary world. Part Two explains how the brain works in relation to the BodyDreaming approach: providing an accessible outline of neuroscientific theory, structures and neuroanatomy in attunement, affect regulation, attachment patterns, transference and countertransference, and the resolution of trauma throughout the body. In Part Three, through detailed transcripts from sessions with clients, Dunlea demonstrates the positive impact of BodyDreaming on attachment patterns and developmental trauma. This somatic approach complements and enhances psychobiological, developmental, and psychoanalytic interventions. BodyDreaming restores balance to a dysregulated psyche and nervous system that activates our innate capacity for healing, changing our default response of ‘fight, flight or freeze’ and creating new neural pathways. Dunlea’s emphasis on attunement to build a restorative relationship with the sensing body creates a core sense of self, providing a secure base for healing developmental trauma.
Innovative and practical, and with a foreword by Donald Kalsched, BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach will be essential reading for psychotherapists, analytical psychologists and therapists with a Jungian background, arts therapists, dance and movement therapists, and body workers interested in learning how to work with both body and psyche in their practices.
Acknowledgements; Foreword by Donald Kalsched; Credits and Permissions; Part One: Setting the Scene; A Note to the Reader: How This Book Works; Introducing BodyDreaming; Why This Book Now: The Origins of BodyDreaming; Invitation to the Reader to Engage Experientially with the Text; The Black Pearl; Part Two: Neuroscientific Background; Chapter One: How the Brain Works : A Brief Outline of Neuroscientific Theory; Part Three: BodyDreaming in Clinical Practice; Chapter Two: Orienting, Regulating, Resourcing: “I may be able to find some peace here”; Chapter Three: Working the Threshold: “Slowly, slowly . . . 1%” ; Chapter Four: Attunement: Learned Secure Attachment in the Body: “I’m yielding to it”; Chapter Five: Working with Dissociative and Disoriented Attachment Patterns (1): “The child fell off the chair”; Chapter Six: Working with Dissociative and Disoriented Attachment Patterns (2): “It’s all about trusting your gut”; Chapter Seven: Working with Numbness, Shut-down, Freeze: “Bushes Don’t Have Panic Attacks”; Chapter Eight: The Matter of Self-Regulation: “The Sun is coming out of her face”; Chapter Nine: Intimations of the Numinous: “It feels like a visitation from the lady in red in here” ; Conclusion: “Let your hands touch something that makes your eyes smile”; Bibliography; Index
"BodyDreaming brings together the analytic legacy of Carl Jung with developments in the fields of Body Oriented Psychotherapy. It shows that we remain, elusively, disconnected from our dreams (and inner images), until we can embody them through interoceptive awareness. This transformative process, catalyzed through connection to the Living, Sensing, Knowing Body, bridges the dream world to here-and-now experience. In this way, we nourish the deep Self, the True Self, and our connection to inner aliveness and vitality. I believe that this book contributes to a rich dialogue between analytic and experiential therapies; a dialogue that will certainly enhance both." - Peter A. Levine, author of Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma and In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
"We live at a time when body and psyche are both in a traumatized state; where we are not in a relationship with nature, soul or body but dissociated from all three. The great imperative of our time is reconnection and, through this mysterious inner alchemical process, moving to a more developed, evolved and individuated state of consciousness. Profoundly steeped in Jung’s approach to the psyche as well as other methodologies – particularly the work of Marion Woodman and Donald Kalsched – this inspiring book shows us how great a transformation can be wrought through the medium of BodyDreaming, approaching the client with the utmost reverence, gentleness and awareness of the fragility of psychic processes as well as the relationship between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Using the metaphor of the light of the rising sun at the Winter Solstice touching the far end of the narrow passage at Newgrange temple in Ireland, Marian shows us how, through reconnection with our heart and the dawning of insight, we can become illumined, healed and restored to wholeness." - Anne Baring, Ph.D.; author of The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul