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The impact of touch in dance movement psychotherapy, a body-mind centering approach, Katy Dymoke

A reflexive study of a client case in which touch-based practices were undertaken. Considering the philosophical landscape of both touch and non-touch, it explores and reflects upon the use of touch, and considers the wider context and socially imposed perceptions that would prevent touch from taking place, including social discourses. 5 b/w illus
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title-page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- The care context -- Background: Touch a 'natural language' -- A 'touch revolution' in a dance-sport called Contact Improvisation -- The sensory and sexual differentiation of touch: Co-operation and responsibility -- Touch - a way of 'seeing' or a mutual place of 'being' -- The psychotherapist becomes researcher - methodological acuity -- 2. The Personal and Professional Quests -- The sensory acuity of touch - contemplating a pathway of change -- Literature on touch: The absent body - the 'touch or no-touch' debate -- The pro-touch discourse explored and explained -- Relational aspects: The subjectivities of 'touching subject' and 'touched object' -- Theories of consciousness - establishing a safe space with, by and for touch - the membrane returns -- The matter of the psyche, or what matter is the psyche? Meeting the moving membrane -- Summary -- 3. The Research Design - Defining Roles -- Context -- Breaking new ground -- A qualitative framework and mixed-method approach -- Defining the participant selves: The multiple subjectivities -- Data analysis - methods and implementation -- 4. Embodied Ethics -- Earning legitimacy and ethical approval - exploring the gaps, collisions and divisions -- Towards an embodied ethics within a disembodied ethical framework -- The Research Governance Framework: An intransigent construct -- The ethical demise of embodied ethics -- The Integrated Research Application System -- 5. Case Study Session 1: Transcript and Data Analysis -- Introduction to the transcript -- Session 1: 'You child angry heart?' Video transcript and data analysis -- Amanda as participant: Managing autonomy -- Therapeutic impact -- 6. Case Study Session 4: Transcript and Data Analysis
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (308 pages)
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