The Touch Taboo in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life

The Touch Taboo in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life


  • Release: 2020-06-19
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781000041187
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Touch has been a taboo in mainstream Western talking therapies since their inception. This book examines the effects on us of touch, and of touch deprivation – what we feel when we are touched, what it means to us, and the fact that some individuals and cultures are more tactile than others. The author traces the development and perpetuation of the touch taboo, puts forward counterarguments to it, outlines criteria for the safe and effective use of touch in therapy, and suggests ways of dismantling the touch taboo should we wish to do so. Through moving interviews with clients who have experienced life-changing benefits of physical contact at the hands of their therapists, the place of touch in therapy practice is re-evaluated and the therapy profession urged to re-examine its attitudes towards this important therapeutic tool. This book will be essential reading for therapists, counsellors, social workers, educators, health professionals and for any general reader interested in the crucial issue of touch in everyday life.

Touch

Touch


  • Release: 2021-02-23
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9780231553179
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Our existence is increasingly lived at a distance. As we move from flesh to image, we are in danger of losing touch with each other and ourselves. How can we combine the physical with the virtual, our embodied experience with our global connectivity? How can we come back to our senses? Richard Kearney offers a timely call for the cultivation of the basic human need to touch and be touched. He argues that touch is our most primordial sense, foundational to our individual and common selves. Kearney explores the role of touch, from ancient wisdom traditions to modern therapies. He demonstrates that a fundamental aspect of touch is interdependence, its inherently reciprocal nature, which offers a crucial corrective to our fixation with control. Making the case for the complementarity of touch and technology, this book is a passionate plea to recover a tangible sense of community and the joys of life with others.

Practical Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Practical Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy


  • Release: 2019-02-25
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 216 page
  • ISBN: 9781526481733
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Are you sometimes challenged by how to apply ethical principles in your own practice? Looking to understand what ethical practice can look like from different theoretical standpoints? Linda Finlay takes you on an exploration of ethical therapeutic practice. She highlights how therapeutic decisions depend on the social and relational context and vary according to your theoretical lens. She provides you with guidance on how to engage in therapy relationally while remaining professional, ethical and evidence-based. Split over three parts this book takes you through: - The Context of Relational Ethics - introducing you to the foundational ideas, and considering how professional codes are applied within therapy - Relational Ethics within the Therapeutic Relationship – exploring the complex judgements demanded by the therapeutic process, and looking at how therapy needs to be situation specific - Relational Ethics in Practice – five extended, fictional case studies demonstrate relational ethics in practice, and discuss the issues raised.

Touch in Psychotherapy

Touch in Psychotherapy


  • Release: 2001-02-01
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 1572306629
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Should a therapist ever shake hands with a client, or touch a client's hand or shoulder? There are taboos against erotic touch in psychotherapy, for excellent reasons, but what about nonerotic touch? These latter forms of physical contact are not explicitly taboo and they can be powerful forms of communication. Research and clinical experience indicate that they can contribute to positive therapeutic change when used appropriately. What, then, is appropriate use?

Theatre and Everyday Life

Theatre and Everyday Life


  • Release: 2003-09-02
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 276 page
  • ISBN: 9781134914586
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Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten. In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile.

Everyday Mysteries

Everyday Mysteries


  • Release: 2009-12-16
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9781135240479
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This book provides an in-depth introduction to existential psychotherapy and offers a fresh perspective for anyone training in psychotherapy, counselling and psychoanalysis.

Counseling People of African Ancestry

Counseling People of African Ancestry


  • Release: 2011-06-27
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9781139498760
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This volume advances a uniquely Afro-centric, sociocultural understanding of health maintenance and risk reduction in African cultural heritage populations. It unites a diverse group of leading African and Africanist scholars in an exploration of common cultural values in African heritage communities and their practical applications in contemporary counseling. The chapters highlight the prominent health issues faced in Africanist settings today and use real-world experiences to illustrate core lessons for effective community action. The approach spans complex cultural milieus, from diversity counseling to conflict resolution. Each chapter includes field-based experiential tasks, discussion boxes, research boxes and case studies, which serve as valuable resources in both coursework and casework. Counseling People of African Ancestry is an essential primer for community health workers, counselors and educators seeking a better understanding of African cultural heritage settings to promote community health, well-being and development.