Contemporary Body Psychotherapy: The Chiron Approach

1st Edition

Linda Hartley

Routledge
Published August 13, 2008
Reference - 272 Pages - 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415439398 - CAT# RU53544

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Summary

Contemporary Body Psychotherapy: The Chiron Approach looks at the ground-breaking work of the London based Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, a training centre recognised worldwide by professionals in the field. The book brings together Chiron trainers and therapists, describing how their integrative approach has enabled cutting-edge thinking.

Divided into two parts, the book deals with topics including:

  • the roots and the development of the Chiron approach
  • self-regulation – an evolving concept at the heart of body psychotherapy
  • the evolution of an embodied, integral and relational approach to psychotherapy
  • moving towards an integrative model of trauma therapy

At a time when the psychotherapeutic profession has turned its interest towards the body and its intrinsic psychological dimension, Contemporary Body Psychotherapy: The Chiron Approach offers a timely and valuable contribution to the literature. It will provide essential reading for those practicing or involved with body psychotherapy, offering a new synthesis with the psychoanalytic tradition, as well as appealing to a wider audience of mental health professionals and academics with an interest in the area.

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