Clincians' perspectives on somatic practices in psychotherapy
Master of Social Work
School for Social Work
Psychotherapy, Mind and body, Mind and body therapies, Somatics, Somatic practices, Body therapy, Body oriented therapy, Somatic awareness
While the 21st century has seen increased popularity in somatic practices, there is little cohesive understanding of how these practices are effective and what common value their various branches bring to psychotherapy. This qualitative narrative research study compiles clinicians’ perspectives on their use and understanding of somatic practices in psychotherapy, along with challenges they have experienced in using such methods. The study qualifies such practices as meditation-based, trauma related, or movement-based and ultimately necessitates the inclusion of somatic practices in psychotherapy.
Jeswani, Natasha Sunil, ""if you lived in your body, you'd be home by now" : clincians' perspectives on somatic practices in psychotherapy" (2017). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.