Body Epiphany

Dialogue materials for Somatic Psychology (Maupin, revised 2007)

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Part I: Somatics

Introduction to the Somatic Viewpoint   I-1

A Partial History of Somatics in the West   I-2

The Body Epiphany is the Beginning of Somatics   I-4

What Makes Something Somatic?   I-6

Five Elements of Somatics   I-8

Somatics Today   I-10

Part II: Somatic Bodywork

Basic Awareness Techniques   II-2

Awareness-Oriented Bodywork   II-4

The Focus is on Communication   II-5

"Touching to Know"   II-6

The Client's Four Steps of Participation   II-8

Is Pleasure a Problem?   II-10

Imagery for Deep Tissue Touch   II-11

Assumptions of Somatic Bodywork   II-12

Assumptions about Energy   II-14

Touch and Energy   II-16

the Energetics of Bodywork   II-18

Skinrolling   II-20

Part III: Somatic Topics

The Mind (Soul) and the Body   III-2

Sensation, Perception, and Consciousness   III-4

Relationship with the Unconscious   III-6

"The Creature"   III-8

Somatic Maps   III-10

Three Centers Maps   III-12-15

Inner-Outer Maps   III-16

Central Axis Maps   III-18

Meridians, Cabbalah   III-20

Memory in the Body   III-22

Traumatic Memory: Levine's Theory   III-23

Fear and Contraction   III-24

Shame   III-26

Somato-Sensory Affectional Deprivation   III-28

Questioning the Historical Hypothesis   III-29

Body Alienation   III-30

The Psychoanalytic Lineage

Freud   III-32

Reich   III-34

Bioenergetics   III-36

Object Relations Theory   III-38

Self Psychology   III-40

The Body Politic   III-42

More About the Senses   III-44

Six Sensory Surfaces   III-46

Four Basic Actions   III-47

Mapping the Levels of Touch   III-48

Sensory Balance   III-50

What's Missing in this Book?   III-52

Selected Bibliography   III-53