From the Publisher
The Wild Region of Lived Experience introduces the
emerging discipline of somatic-psychoeducation, a powerful
body-mind modality developed over a period of 25 years by author
Danis Bois. Somatic-psychoeducation uses aspects of manual therapy
(touch), movement, and psychotherapeutic methods to help people
heal from physical and emotional issues, as well as develop their
maximum potential for balance, well-being, and creativity.
Considering the person as a body-mind unit, this method aims to
resolve physical pain and psychological suffering, thereby helping
the subject regain the sure sense of his or her life. By teaching
people to perceive, to feel, and to reflect, they learn from their
bodies and from events in their lives.
Parts I and II of the book provide a general description of
somatic-psychoeducation, as seen through Bois's career path and
personal experience. Part III introduces the idea of "bodymind
tuning," which involves methods of touch, movement, introspection,
and verbal dialogue to connect the patient more fully to his or her
body, thoughts, and behavior. Part IV explores the origin and
evolution of physical and psychological pain and explains how
somatic-psychoeducation helps people heal. This is an ideal
reference for movement educators and therapists, as well as those
seeking a holistic approach to their own healing.
About the Author
Danis Bois was trained as a physical therapist and osteopath. In 1983, he founded a school of fasciatherapy, a manual therapy inspired by his experience of osteopathy. He has taught in numerous schools worldwide. The author of several books and articles presenting his original approach to mindbody healing, he lives in France.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: February 17, 2009
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 155643748X
ISBN - 13: 9781556437489