Body psychotherapy in progressive and chronic disorders / editor, Christa D. Ventling.Publisher: Basel ; New York : Karger, c2002Description: x, 160 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 3805574487 (hardcover : alk. paper)Subject(s): Mind and body therapies | Psychotherapy | Terminally ill -- Psychology | Chronic diseases -- Psychological aspects | Chronic Disease -- psychology | Psychotherapy -- methods | Attitude to Death | Terminal Care -- methods | Terminally Ill -- psychologyDDC classification: 616.89/1 LOC classification: RC489.M53 | B64 2002
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|Book||MHERC Interventions/Treatments||616.89/1 (Browse shelf)||Available||Body-oriented psychotherapy recognises the continuity and deep connections between mind and body, psyche and soma. This concept is of key significance in the treatment of patients suffering from irreversible disorders like diabetes or infertility or from a progressive disease like multiple sclerosis, aids or cancer. Such a diagnosis is hard to accept. Body psychotherapists using special techniques can often achieve a deepened body consciousness in the patient leading to new insights and hence an altered state of mind. The papers presented here testify to the beneficial effects of the therapies and the improvement of the quality of life in spite of the irreversible somatic condition or the time left to live. Furthermore, the on-going process in the treating therapist is highlighted. Readers will appreciate the candid accounts of the therapists’ concerns for their patients, their reflections on health, on the impending threat of death as well as on the spiritual aspects of dying.||A41291863|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Psychotherapy of Patients with Incurable Disorders. An Untaught Subject / C. D. Ventling -- Confronting Multiple Sclerosis. A Challenge for the Bioenergetic Therapist / C. D. Ventling -- Multiple Sclerosis: The Psychosomatic Consequence of Unsuccessful Bonding. A Viewpoint / M. Munzel -- Turning Curse to Blessing: Living with Diabetes / N. Holtz -- Surviving the Grief of Infertility. A Therapist's Personal Journey / V. S. Schroeter -- Bioenergetic Therapy of a HIV-Positive Client. Throwing the Therapist Off Balance / R. Mahr -- The Existential Spiritual Dimension in the Therapy of a Cancer Patient / O. Hofer-Moser -- Atypical Terminal Cancer. A Case Report / C. D. Ventling -- Learning from Cancer Patients / W. E. Buntig -- Accompanying Patients to the End of Life. Effects on the Body of the Psychotherapist / M.-C. Audetat -- Epilogue: Writing as Healing / C. D. Ventling.