Speaking of Bodies: Embodied Therapeutic Dialogues

By Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar (Israel)

benshaharcover0616FWe are happy to announce the recent publication of Speaking of Bodies: Embodied Therapeutic Dialogues (Karnac, 2016), edited by Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, Liron Lipkies, and Noa Oster. This is a unique project focusing on different facets of the connection between the body and psychotherapy. In this volume we pair up psychoanalysts and psychotherapists with non-therapist experts in their fields to engage in dialogues about the body, therapy, and life. The editors endeavor to bring a relational and aesthetic sensibility to both the chapters and the dialogues.

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Susie Orbach


Part I: The Rhythmic Body: Steven Knoblauch and renowned Jazz musician John Scofield discuss improvisation, rhythm, and musicality in therapy and jazz.

Part II: The Living Body: Body psychotherapist Silke Ziehl and Active Birth pioneer Janet Balaskas dialogue about pregnancy, prenatal development, life, connection, and death.

Part III: The Sensual Body: Esther Perel joins Master Chef Eyal Shani to speak about passion, make-believe, storytelling, and sensuality—in food, life, and psychotherapy.

Part IV: The Body of Pain: Relational body psychotherapist Shinar Pinkas and acclaimed Ladino and Spanish singer Yasmin Levy discuss pain, connection, hope, and self-expression.

Part V: The Beautiful Body: Esther Rapoport joins fashion journalists Trinny and Susannah to speak about subjective and societal concepts of beauty, prejudice, body-image, and change.

Part VI: The Divine Body: Michael Eigen and Rabbi Ohad Ezrahi muse on spirituality, dissociation and embodiment, Kaballah and sex, and the relevance of all these to therapy.

Part VII: The Psychotherapist’s Body: John Conger and Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar discuss the presence of the therapist’s body, with its vulnerability, shame, and healing potential.

Link: http://us.karnacbooks.com/ProductAuthors.asp?PID=36045

benshaharphoto0216wwwAsaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, PhD
The Israeli Centre for Body Mind Medicine
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Ramat Hasharon   Israel
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