Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project
Writer/Director, Kevin Hinchey, of the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust in Rangeley, Maine, USA, is asking members to contribute to finishing-funding for what he describes as, "..what will be a full-length, 100-110 minute documentary......the first thoroughly researched and factually-accurate film about Wilhelm Reich."
(The first phase of this project has already been supported by the Wilhelm Reich Foundation.)
See this link to view a trailer and for more details:
Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project Phase 2
Wilhelm Reich Foundation
The Wilhelm Reich Foundation is a fund-raising organisation aiming to support projects, which further the qualitative development and promote the establishment of body psychotherapy (BP).
In practice, this could imply financial support to set up and execute basic scientific research or meaningful effect-research.
On the content level, any theoretical studies and research projects that bring us closer to truthful knowledge beyond our concepts, paradigms and methods would be welcomed. So would be studies on the effects of specific BP-interventions or on BP-treatment of specific phenomena and symptoms.
The WRF is also open to supporting projects that demonstrate that BP can be applied in educational and healthcare settings. Likewise, any studies where BP, from its particular perception and knowledge, can identify and analyse problematic societal phenomena will have the warm interest from WRF.
Funding could also mean support for the realization of relevant articles, books and translations.
Further, the WRF will take into consideration those initiatives that bring information on BP to a wider public through publications and media presentations.
The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology
As many EABP members will know, this inspiring and encyclopedic book was
originally published in German as ‘Handbuch der Körperpsychotherapie’
(Schattauer, 2006) [see left], where it was well reviewed and proved very popular: selling more than 3200 copies and even going into a second printing. It was then decided in 2009-10 to attempt an English American version, which would also be a 2nd edition (quite a different volume), retaining some of the original articles. This meant translating a number of the German articles into (good) English; updating all the previous English-language articles, that had been translated into German, as well as commissioning about 15 new English American articles.
This Handbook has been designed to be the definitive book about Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology. Several other very good introductions to
Body Psychotherapy and books about different types of Body Psychotherapy have recently been published, however this book defines and represents the whole field: the embodiment and scope of Body Psychotherapy theory, knowledge and practice to date, and the list of international authors reads like Who’s Who; the contents are What’s What.
What we wanted to present is an in-depth perspective on what is steadily emerging as a major, significant branch of the profession of psychology and psychotherapy and it is becoming increasingly apparent that there is
an essential connection between mainstream psychotherapy and the fields of psychosomatics, neuroscience, psycho-physiology, trauma-work, etc., as well as the whole wide range of other various body therapies. There is much growing interest in therapeutic work with the body far beyond the field of Body Psychotherapy itself.
This handbook, as a work of major reference, is designed as: a standard text for all Somatic Psychology university courses in the USA; for every
trainee in Body Psychotherapy; and an essential read for most practicing psychotherapists from whatever discipline or orientation.
We invite you to examine the contents and
chapter titles of this new edition. We do not apologize for the length (though we realize that this takes it out of the ‘usual’ type of book), as we have always planned for it to be really comprehensive.
The German-language edition had 99 chapters and 1002 pages: this edition has 82 authors; 84 chapters; 940 pages and over 500,000 words, as well as an author and subject index. As you will be able to see, nearly all the major international ‘players’ in the field of Body
Psychotherapy have contributed to this volume. The editors are well known and experienced; the publisher is familiar with the field. Every chapter in
is edition has being re-edited, made relevant and coherent, with standardized spellings, references checked, and all brought up-to-date, and it has just been released (08-Dec, 2015) by North Atlantic Books.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Psychotherapy, by Gill Westland
The book brings together insights from a range of psychotherapeutic traditions, including psychoanalysis, arts psychotherapies, humanistic psychotherapy, and, in particular, body psychotherapy, for clinicians who want to expand their communication abilities. Drawing on 30 years of clinical experience, and providing illustrative clinical vignettes, Westland has written a guide both for those who might not have any experience in the theory of non-verbal communications and for lifelong psychotherapy practitioners. She lays as groundwork recent research into the neurobiology of interaction and the foundations of non-verbal communication in babyhood, continuing throughout from a bodymind perspective that pays due attention to the physicality of the body. Westland urges therapists to learn how to leave their comfort zone and try new ways of helping their clients. Writing in a richly evocative, lucid language, Westland seeks to bring about change in both psychotherapist and client as they navigate both the verbal and non-verbal aspects of embodied relating.
Körperpsychotherapie Grundriss einer Theorie für die klinische P
“Eine meisterliche Grundlegung der Körperpsychotherapie.” (David Boadella)
“Geuter has produced a highly original book with a sophisticated and thorough
theoretical perspective. We here get Geuter at his best”. (George Downing)
Eine verständliche Einführung in die Körperpsychotherapie als erlebniszentriertes
Psychotherapieverfahren: Das Buch zeigt, welche Bedeutung wissenschaftliche
Theorien zu den Themen Embodied Mind, Embodiment, Körpererleben, Gedächtnis,
Emotionen oder kindliche Entwicklung für eine Einbeziehung des Körpers in die
psychotherapeutische Behandlung haben.
Seit vielen Jahren sind verschiedene Ansätze zur Therapie mit dem Körper entstanden.
Dieses Buch erarbeitet eine einheitliche Konzeption auf der Basis der aktuellen
Wissenschaft. Gezeigt wird eine Psychotherapie, die neben bewussten und unbewussten
kognitiven und emotionalen Prozessen immer auch Prozesse des Körpererlebens, des
Körperausdrucks und der Körperkommunikation einschließt.
Für die Praxis finden Leser in dem folgenden Buch die ideale Ergänzung: Geuter, Prinzipien
der Behandlung in der Körperpsychotherapie.
Management of medically unexplained symptoms:
outcomes of a specialist liaison clinic
Frank Röhricht and Thomas Elanjithara
Psychiatric Bulletin published online February 20, 2014 Access the most recent version at DOI:10.1192/pb.bp.112.040733
An investigation into processes in BPT for depression
The online publication of the second depressioin paper re qualitative analysis
in Body, Movement and Dance in
Psychotherapy: An International
Journal for Theory, Research
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