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Trauma and the Body
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* Top-down and Bottom-up Psychotherapy: Hierarchical Information Processing * From Pierre Janet to the 21st Century * The Window of Tolerance: Self-Regulation and Information Processing * Disrupted Memory of the Future: Traumatic Orienting and Defensive Responses * Introduction to the Clinical Practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy * Somatic Awareness: Body Sensation and Psychotherapy * Working with the Organization of Experience: Tracking, Contact, and Accessing Mindfulness * Tapping the Intelligence of the Body: Building Somatic Resources * The Use of Touch * A Somatic Approach to Phase Oriented Treatment * Conclusion: Limitations and Future Directions

About the Author

Kekuni Minton, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Naropa University. Pat Ogden, PhD, is the founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Clare Pain, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel's psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for theNorton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel's books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com.

Reviews

"I strongly recommend this fascinating and essential reading...it offers clinicians of all orientations a variety of psychosomatic treatment strategies." -- Julia Mueller - Journal of Psychosomatic Research
"This book will be read and valued by researchers and clinicians alike, as well as academics and those who already practice body-oriented psychotherapies. This is a rare achievement. . . . [H]ighly recommended." -- PsycCritiques
"[A]n exemplary collaboration within the village of traumatology....[G]rounded in the whole body of knowledge available to us about trauma....They also offer explanations of new concepts in clear language and couple the technical information with familiar ideas....Although clinicians in particular, will benefit from reading this book, it also will interest clients, researchers, and other mental health professionals....I highly recommend studying this book at a leisurely pace that allows for an integration of all that it offers." -- Clinical Social Work Journal
"[A] significant addition to the literature on...mind-body medicine....[T]his sensible, respectful, non-anthologizing, step-by-step approach helps people create balance in their lives." -- Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

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