The therapist's body is a vital part of the therapeutic encounter, yet there is an inherent inadequacy in current psychotherapeutic discourse to describe the bodily phenomena. Until recently, for instance, the whole area of touch in psychotherapy has been given very little attention. The Embodied Psychotherapist uses accounts of therapists' own experiences to address this inadequacy in discourse, and provides strategies for incorporating these feelings into therapeutic work with clients. Drawing on these personal accounts, it also discusses the experiences that can be communicated to the therapist during the encounter.

This description and exploration of how practitioners use their bodily feelings within the therapeutic encounter book will be valuable for all psychotherapists and counsellors.

chapter |6 pages


part |1 pages

Part 1 The body in psychotherapy

chapter 1|14 pages

The psychotherapeutic body

chapter 2|10 pages

Psychotherapeutic techniques of the body

chapter 3|18 pages

Embodiment and the lived-body paradigm

chapter 4|12 pages

The narrative turn in psychotherapy

part |1 pages

Part 2 Psychotherapists’ body narratives

chapter 6|20 pages

Body as receiver

chapter 7|20 pages

Embodied styles of working

part |1 pages

Part 3 The embodied psychotherapist

chapter 8|11 pages

Body empathy

chapter 9|15 pages

Psychotherapist embodiment and narrative