Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology: The Moving Imagination by Joan Chodorow

Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology: The Moving Imagination

byJoan ChodorowEditorJoan Chodorow

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Dance/movement as active imagination was originated by Jung in 1916. Developed in the 1960s by dance therapy pioneer Mary Whitehouse, it is today both an approach to dance therapy as well as a form of active imagination in analysis. In her delightful book Joan Chodorow provides an introduction to the origins, theory and practice of dance/movement as active imagination.
Beginning with her own story the author shows how dance/ movement is of value to psychotherapy. An historical overview of Jung's basic concepts is given as well as the most recent depth psychological synthesis of affect theory based on the work of Sylvan Tomkins, Louis Stewart, and others. Finally in discussing the use of dance/movement as active imagination in practice, the movement themes that emerge and the non-verbal expressive aspects of the therapaeutic relationship are described.

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Joan Chodorow Ph.D.is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Fransisco, in private practice. Her early background uncludes dance studies and performing and teaching experience. Her dance therapy training was with Trudi Schoop and Mary Whitehouse. She is a registered dance therapist and former President of the American Dan...
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Title:Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology: The Moving ImaginationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 21.4 × 13.6 × 1.6 inPublished:January 24, 1991Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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Table of Contents

Part I. PERSONAL ORIGINS Dance to Dance Therapy Trudi Schoop Mary Starks Whitehouse Dance Therapy to Analysis Part II. DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY AND THE EMOTIONS Introduction to Part II Jung on Body, Psyche, Emotion The Structure of the Unconscious Basic Concepts Darwin and Tomkins Stewart's Affect and Archetype The Primal Self The Realized Self Child Development Active Imagination Part III. THE MOVING SELF The Nature of My Work Movement Themes, Ego and Shadow Movement from the Cultural Unconscious Movement from the Primordial Unconscious Movement from the Ego-Self Axis Closing Thoughts Appendix: The Emotions and the Universal Games

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"Clearly written, rich with information . . . a beautiful and important work."-Dr. Nisha Zenoff, 1991 "What a marvelous adventure to read Joan Chodorow's book. I have no words to describe the love and joy that engulfed me as I read it. It is so interesting, tremendous! Joan Chodorow speaks and dances the Jungian thought; the Jungian genius becomes embodied in her work. A wonderful book."-Trudi Schoop, 1990 "Joan Chodorow has provided an excellent account of the origins and development of dance/movement as a form of active imagination. She affirms the role of the unconscious in its personal, cultural and archetypal forms. She has made a real contribution to the field, both in respect to dance therapy and to analytical psychology. The result is outstanding."-Dr. Joseph L. Henderson, 1990 ""Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology is quickly becoming a major book for the arts therapies community. . . . Chodorow proves that the therapeutic relationship is the vital container for powerful experiences of emotional joy and pain encountered in therapy as self-exploration."-"Times Higher Education Supplement, March 1991 "For anyone working with imagination, creative expression, dreams, sand play, dance or the body--as psychotherapist, teacher or practitioner--there is much to learn from Joan Chodorow's new book. . . . Just as the ballet has its cast of stars, Chodorow has combined the works of several outstanding theorists to create an integrated and moving masterpiece. Just as one can go to an opera, concert or ballet several times and discover something new each time, this book is worth re-reading."-Dr. Phyllis Vosbeck