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Psychosomatic Health

The Body and the Word

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04 April 2001

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Psychosomatic Health is an exploration of the relationship between physical and psychological wellbeing. It draws on postmodern and narrative theory to consider the psychosomatic processes which underpin and enhance health....

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Psychosomatic Health is an exploration of the relationship between physical and psychological wellbeing. It draws on postmodern and narrative theory to consider the psychosomatic processes which underpin and enhance health. The text adopts a psychoanalytic stance rooted in the work of D.W. Winnicott, and reviews the work of other major psychoanalytic figures on the question of body and mind, enabling students and practitioners to engage with a variety of perspectives.Clearly written and well illustrated with examples throughout, the author makes extensive use of infant observation extracts and real-life case studies to explore the experiences of movement and touch and their meanings for the individual. As a basis for working effectively with psychosomatic disturbance, the author introduces her original concept of 'body storylines'. Case studies explain how this therapeutic approach can be used to encourage therapists to think about their relationship to their experiences, their use of physicality and their use of their bodies as 'barometers of psychological change'. This broad ranging text pulls together contemporary developments from across a range of disciplines, including psychoanalytic theory, clinical psychology, medicine, complementary medicine and philosophy, to demonstrate a better understanding of clinical practice.

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A clearly written text, extensively illustrated throughout with infant observation extracts and real-life case studies


The author's original concept of 'body storylines' is introduced as a basis for working effectively with psychosomatic disturbance

The text draws on contemporary developments from across a range of disciplines to provide the reader with a clearer understanding of clinical practice

PART ONE: NARRATIVES OF HEALTH Introduction
Psychoanalysis and Health
Thinking about Health
Science, Medicine and the Psyche-soma
Psychoanalysis and the Psyche-soma
PART TWO: INFANT OBSERVATION STUDIES Psychoanalytic Infant Observation
Touch and Wellbeing in Infancy
Movement, Enjoyment and Health
PART THREE: ADULT CASE STUDIES The Body and the Word
Touch and Health in Adult Life
Physical Exercise and Emotional Wellbeing
Body Storylines
Bibliography
Index
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MAGGIE TURP is Lecturer and Researcher in Counselling at the University of Reading and a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. She is qualified in psychology and social work and has worked extensively in the field of mental health. She trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and at the Institute for Psychoanalytic and Social Studies.

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MAGGIE TURP is Lecturer and Researcher in Counselling at the University of Reading and a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. She is qualified in psychology and social work and has worked extensively in the field of mental health. She trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and at the Institute for Psychoanalytic and Social Studies.

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