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February 8, 2005

Psychology Of The Body

An must-read book for bodyworkers, The Psychology of the Body, is a guide for anyone who works closely with people. The book explains, in the context of the bodywork experience, issues that may come up and ways to handle them without overstepping professional boundaries. I think it would make an excellent textbook for massage schools.

An articulate excerpt from Catherine Edwards online review: The Psychology of the Body, written for massage therapists and anyone who works with the body, is a clear and concise book about a large and complex subject -- the human organism.

A major point of this book is the boundary between psychotherapy and massage therapy and explaining how the massage therapist can remain on the correct side of this boundary.

The authors' style is no-nonsense and to the point, yet compassionate, particularly when discussing the paradox of therapeutic change and the characteristics of personality types. They never loose sight of the humanity involved in our profession and the responsibility with which we are entrusted.

Just for fun: the Jung/Briggs Meyers Personality Test.

Posted by linda at February 8, 2005 11:38 AM

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