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Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved

A Collection of Essays - Volume Two
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Praise for the first volume:

'It is very valuable to have [this collection of articles] all together in one place…a rich repository of insights and experiences for all the somatic disciplines. It is a wonderful collection of articles.'

- Somatics

This second volume on Authentic Movement - a new discipline aiding the creative process in choreography, writing, theatre performance, dance, graphic and expressive
arts, as well as spirituality - is an engaging and dynamic collection of scholarly essays, personal stories, practical suggestions and resources. It reflects cutting edge work on creative expression, meditative discipline and psychotherapeutic endeavour.

Part I comprises five chapters written by the most prominent Authentic Movement practitioners and teachers and introducing the foundations and principles of Authentic Movement. In Part II, the contributors return to the source of Authentic Movement - the psychotherapeutic setting - and provide an in-depth examination of the personal processes in the therapeutic relationship and the potential of Authentic Movement to facilitate personal growth and change. Part III traces the development of Authentic Movement as a spiritual path and as interface with other spiritual practices. Part IV provides an overview of new developments in Authentic Movement, Part V offers inspiring personal accounts and Part VI provides guidelines drawn from practice as well as tools and resources. These latter chapters sow the seeds for a new understanding and directions for the developments of Authentic Movement.

This authoritative text is indispensable for practitioners of Authentic Movement, students and teachers working in the field of dance therapy, art therapists, all creative arts therapists and body psychoanalysts.
  • Published: Jan 15 2007
  • Pages: 512
  • 232 x 154mm
  • ISBN: 9781843107682
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Press Reviews


    An Exquisite offering to Therapists, Artists and anybody with a desire to look deeply into the relationship with the self, with other, the earth and the devine. Satisfied intellectually, creatively, emotionally and spiritually I can happily recommend this book as a long term investment for Creative Art Therapists.
  • Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy

    An impressive array of historical, clinical, theoretical and educational papers by the two living pioneers... And over three dozen practitioners who have developed this form in various settings and communities throughout the world.
  • British Psychodrama and Sociodrama Journal

    My experience of this collection of essays is that many of the chapters stand on their own as entirely fascinating, expanding and enriching of insights,perspectives and accounts of highly creative work being done by skilled and adaptable practitioners.
  • American Journal of Dance Therapy

    Patrizia Pallaro has compiled a collection of must-read works from contemporary authors and practitioners experienced in the discipline of Authentic Movement...Pallaro's book will kindle a passion for the process of Authentic Movement in all who read these excellent articles, novice and expert alike. It is particularly recommended for those advanced in the fields of psychology, dance/movement therapy, and body-based psychotherapies.
  • Dance and Body Psychotherapy Journal

    This book, like Authentic Movement, opens doors to the outside world as well as the inside one.