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978-1-913426-49-1
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272
77 line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
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30 May 2022
Handspring Publishing

£34.95 GBP / $48.50 USD

Movement, Dance, Somatics, Yoga

The Fluid Nature of Being

Embodied practices for healing and wholeness

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The Fluid Nature of Being is a collection of writings by practitioners of Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy (IBMT), an approach to somatic movement education and therapy. The cultivation of consciously embodied movement is at the heart of somatic movement practice. Through embodiment practices, soma – the subjectively experienced sense of embodied self – becomes a vital, living reality and a foundation through which healthy relationship to others, to Nature, and to life as a whole can be nourished.

The book describes the practice, thinking, research and creative work of twenty-one IBMT practitioners. Each has also trained in other disciplines and their writing weaves together their broader learning, passion and professional practice within the IBMT approach to somatic work. In this volume we offer a collection of expressions with a rich diversity of themes and styles, bringing these voices from the next generation of somatic movement practitioners, writers and leaders to a wider audience.

The book covers topics such as IBMT in therapy, education, early years learning, dance and theatre; the integration with psychotherapy, psychoanalytic thinking, and somatic trauma therapy; and the connection between individual healing and the healing of the Earth and Nature during this time of planetary crisis.

There are many aspects of IBMT practice described in this book that are shared with somatic practices in general, though there are also aspects which are specific to this approach. IBMT uniquely integrates in-depth studies in Somatic Psychology and the Discipline of Authentic Movement into a foundation of Body-Mind Centering® training. At the core of the practice is the quest to deepen connection with self, and from there, connection with others and the world around us.

Introduction – Linda Hartley

Body, Earth, Nature and Connection

Ch 1.   Gaia Body – Mari Winkelman

Ch 2.   Becoming Nature – Rachel Lambert

Ch 3.   Awakening to the Collective Body: Authentic Movement as a Path to Wholeness – Mari Joyce

Ch 4.   Pelvic Bowls: Digging/drilling/exploitation – A Performance – Raima Drąsutytė

Moving into Life 1: Embryological Beginnings

Ch 5.   Sailing Backwards Singlehandedly – Beverley Nolan

Ch 6.   Navel Radiation – the Development of the Internal Fascial Network – Anna Titova

Ch 7.   IBMT and Dance – “Re-Membrane” – Frauke Burchards

Moving into Life 2: Birth and Beyond – Supporting Development

Ch 8.   Support on the Path of Motherhood – Anna Feoktistova

Ch 9.   Mother witness: revisiting rupture at birth through somatic movement practice – Penny Collinson

Ch 10. The Development of Movement and the Self – Heike Kuhlmann

Ch 11. Finding our Ground – Working with Adopted Children – Paul Beaumont

Therapeutic Applications 1: Holding and Containing

Ch 12. Circle – the Nature of Containment – Daria Shamina

Ch 13. Somatic countertransference in the work of a somatic therapist – Anna Khasina

Ch 14. Nourishing ourselves – A somatic approach towards deep connection and healing – Maren Hillert

Therapeutic Applications 2: Working with Trauma

Ch 15. Somatic bodywork and movement approaches to trauma – Jane Okondo

Ch 16. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain and Authentic Movement – Barbara Erber

Ch 17. Embracing trauma through performance – Leticia Santafe

Somatic Movement and Dance Research

 Ch 18. Somatic and Poetic Movement: the connection between IBMT and dance practice – Maria Grudskaya

Ch 19. Mediating Resonant Spaces – Gaelin Little

Ch 20. The Best Present – Aiste Kriukelytė

Three Poems

Winter SolsticeMari Joyce

Poem 1: Poem 2 – Agniete Laurinaityte

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Linda HARTLEY

Linda Hartley has studied, practised and taught in the fields of somatic movement and dance, somatic and transpersonal psychotherapy, and Authentic Movement for almost five decades. In 1990 she founded what became the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy, developing and running a three-year Diploma Programme in Germany, the UK, Lithuania and Russia since that time. Based upon the practice and principles of Body-Mind Centering®, and integrating in-depth studies in Authentic Movement and Somatic Psychology, IBMT is an ISMETA Approved Training Program.

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The Fluid Nature of Being

Embodied practices for healing and wholeness

£34.95 GBP / $48.50 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

The Fluid Nature of Being is a collection of writings by practitioners of Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy (IBMT), an approach to somatic movement education and therapy. The cultivation of consciously embodied movement is at the heart of somatic movement practice. Through embodiment practices, soma – the subjectively experienced sense of embodied self – becomes a vital, living reality and a foundation through which healthy relationship to others, to Nature, and to life as a whole can be nourished.

The book describes the practice, thinking, research and creative work of twenty-one IBMT practitioners. Each has also trained in other disciplines and their writing weaves together their broader learning, passion and professional practice within the IBMT approach to somatic work. In this volume we offer a collection of expressions with a rich diversity of themes and styles, bringing these voices from the next generation of somatic movement practitioners, writers and leaders to a wider audience.

The book covers topics such as IBMT in therapy, education, early years learning, dance and theatre; the integration with psychotherapy, psychoanalytic thinking, and somatic trauma therapy; and the connection between individual healing and the healing of the Earth and Nature during this time of planetary crisis.

There are many aspects of IBMT practice described in this book that are shared with somatic practices in general, though there are also aspects which are specific to this approach. IBMT uniquely integrates in-depth studies in Somatic Psychology and the Discipline of Authentic Movement into a foundation of Body-Mind Centering® training. At the core of the practice is the quest to deepen connection with self, and from there, connection with others and the world around us.

Introduction – Linda Hartley

Body, Earth, Nature and Connection

Ch 1.   Gaia Body – Mari Winkelman

Ch 2.   Becoming Nature – Rachel Lambert

Ch 3.   Awakening to the Collective Body: Authentic Movement as a Path to Wholeness – Mari Joyce

Ch 4.   Pelvic Bowls: Digging/drilling/exploitation – A Performance – Raima Drąsutytė

Moving into Life 1: Embryological Beginnings

Ch 5.   Sailing Backwards Singlehandedly – Beverley Nolan

Ch 6.   Navel Radiation – the Development of the Internal Fascial Network – Anna Titova

Ch 7.   IBMT and Dance – “Re-Membrane” – Frauke Burchards

Moving into Life 2: Birth and Beyond – Supporting Development

Ch 8.   Support on the Path of Motherhood – Anna Feoktistova

Ch 9.   Mother witness: revisiting rupture at birth through somatic movement practice – Penny Collinson

Ch 10. The Development of Movement and the Self – Heike Kuhlmann

Ch 11. Finding our Ground – Working with Adopted Children – Paul Beaumont

Therapeutic Applications 1: Holding and Containing

Ch 12. Circle – the Nature of Containment – Daria Shamina

Ch 13. Somatic countertransference in the work of a somatic therapist – Anna Khasina

Ch 14. Nourishing ourselves – A somatic approach towards deep connection and healing – Maren Hillert

Therapeutic Applications 2: Working with Trauma

Ch 15. Somatic bodywork and movement approaches to trauma – Jane Okondo

Ch 16. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain and Authentic Movement – Barbara Erber

Ch 17. Embracing trauma through performance – Leticia Santafe

Somatic Movement and Dance Research

 Ch 18. Somatic and Poetic Movement: the connection between IBMT and dance practice – Maria Grudskaya

Ch 19. Mediating Resonant Spaces – Gaelin Little

Ch 20. The Best Present – Aiste Kriukelytė

Three Poems

Winter SolsticeMari Joyce

Poem 1: Poem 2 – Agniete Laurinaityte

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-49-1
1
272
77 line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
30 May 2022
Handspring Publishing

£34.95 GBP / $48.50 USD

Movement, Dance, Somatics, Yoga

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Linda HARTLEY

Linda Hartley has studied, practised and taught in the fields of somatic movement and dance, somatic and transpersonal psychotherapy, and Authentic Movement for almost five decades. In 1990 she founded what became the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy, developing and running a three-year Diploma Programme in Germany, the UK, Lithuania and Russia since that time. Based upon the practice and principles of Body-Mind Centering®, and integrating in-depth studies in Authentic Movement and Somatic Psychology, IBMT is an ISMETA Approved Training Program.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >