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Offering from the Conscious Body: The Discipline of Authentic Movement (New)
by Adler, Janet
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 9780892819669, 0892819669
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In Offering from the Conscious Body, Janet Adler, the presiding voice in the field of Authentic Movement, presents both the theory and the practice of this unique body-based discipline that concerns psychological healing, artistic impulse, and experience of the numinous. This Western awareness practice invites the experience of a person's evolving relationship with oneself, another, the collective, and the divine through compassionate witnessing of movement becoming conscious. With vivid examples taken from her own practice and teaching, Adler leads the reader through the multiple layers within the discipline -- moving and witnessing in dyads and then groups, in the presence of a witnessing teacher -- to develop a comprehensive and experiental understanding of this innovative way of work. Designed for professionals and laypersons interested in psychology, bodywork, creative exploration, mystical practice, or personal transformation, the discipline of Authentic Movement is at the cutting edge of merging Western healing practices.
JANET ADLER, with a Ph.D. in mystical studies, teaches the discipline of Authentic Movement internationally and was the founder and director of The Mary Starks Whitehouse Institute, the first school devoted to the study and practice of Authentic Movement. She is the author of Arching Backward and of two films: Looking for Me, documenting her work with autistic children, and Still Looking, reflecting her work in the discipline of Authentic Movement. She lives in northern California, where she also works as a hospice chaplain.
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