; history, concepts, and methods.
A more holistic inclusion of physical touch in psychotherapy is advocated by the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
Stauffer, originally a biochemist, later trained as a body psychotherapist at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy
, and currently works as a body psychotherapist and trainer in the UK.
Chapter 6 introduces body psychotherapy
, its methods and its value to cancer treatment.
In addition to energy psychology, there are also about 60 body therapies that involve energy and "a response from the body and soul," says Robyn Burns, executive director of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
, While many of these energy modalities are now being used in hospitals, HMOs, and disaster relief centers, not one has been approved by medical certification organizations.
Of all the things Robert Karlsson has tried on the road to becoming a Ryder Cup player, body psychotherapy
is perhaps the most unusual.
In the past the practice of body psychotherapy
has been taken less seriously in professional circles than more traditional psychotherapeutic approaches.
"He has been a very important person in my career," said the 33-year-old, whose quest to fulfil his potential has included a month-long fast and body psychotherapy
sessions in which he talked about himself while putting his body through contortions.
Karlsson, leader from the first day to last just like 2000 and 2001 champions Eduardo Romero and Ricardo Gonzalez, has tried all manner of things to make himself a better player - including a month-long fast, sessions of body psychotherapy
and a change of coach.
He dropped to 102nd on the money list two seasons ago and underwent body psychotherapy
, but said yesterday: "I'm definitely more calm now."