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Body Sense: The Science and Practice of Embodied Self-Awareness (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)by Alan Fogel
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When we are first born, before we can speak or use language to express ourselves, we use our physical sensations, our "body sense," to guide us toward what makes us feel safe and fulfilled and away from what makes us feel bad. As we develop into adults, it becomes easy to lose touch with these crucial mind-body communication channels, but they are essential to our ability to navigate social interactions and deal with psychological stress, physical injury, and trauma. Combining a ground-up explanation of the anatomical and neurological sources of embodied self-awareness with practical exercises in touch and movement, provides therapists and their clients with the tools to attain mind-body equilibrium and cultivate healthy body sense throughout their lives.
The science and practice of feeling our movements, sensations, and emotions.
Embodied self-awareness is the ability to feel our emotions and movements in the present moment, without the influence of judgmental thoughts (such as: Am I doing this right?). Body Sense offers a scientific background for understanding this awareness and practical methods to avoid losing touch.
About the Author
Alan Fogel is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and has been a Fulbright fellow. He has been an active contributor to research on social and emotional development for the past 33 years. Read his "Body Sense" blog at Psychology Today.
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