Embodying the Self Neurophysiological Perspectives on the Psychopathology of Anomalous Bodily Experiences

Embodying the Self  Neurophysiological Perspectives on the Psychopathology of Anomalous Bodily Experiences

scale items, (resulting) derealization (C.2.11 item) implies a change in the experience of the environment: the surrounding world appears somehow transformed, unreal, and strange. There is an increase or accentuation of the physiognomy ...

Author: Mariateresa Sestito

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889454563



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Since the beginning of the 20th Century, phenomenology has developed a distinction between lived body (Leib) and physical body (Koerper), a distinction well known as body-subject vs. body-object (Hanna and Thompson 2007). The lived body is the body experienced from within - my own direct experience of my body lived in the first-person perspective, myself as a spatiotemporal embodied agent in the world. The physical body on the other hand, is the body thematically investigated from a third person perspective by natural sciences as anatomy and physiology. An active topic affecting the understanding of several psychopathological disorders is the relatively unknown dynamic existing between aspects related to the body-object (that comprises the neurobiological substrate of the disease) and the body-subject (the experiences reported by patients) (Nelson and Sass 2017). A clue testifying the need to better explore this dynamic in the psychopathological context is the marked gap that still exists between patients’ clinical reports (generally entailing disturbing experiences) and etiopathogenetic theories and therapeutic practices, that are mainly postulated at a bodily/brain level of description and analysis. The phenomenological exploration typically targets descriptions of persons’ lived experience. For instance, patients suffering from schizophrenia may describe their thoughts as alien (‘‘thoughts are intruding into my head’’) and the world surrounding them as fragmented (‘‘the world is a series of snapshots’’) (Stanghellini et al., 2015). The result is a rich and detailed collection of the patients’ qualitative self-descriptions (Stanghellini and Rossi, 2014), that reveal fundamental changes in the structure of experiencing and can be captured by using specific assessment tools (Parnas et al. 2005; Sass et al. 2017; Stanghellini et al., 2014). The practice of considering the objective and the subjective levels of analysis as separated in the research studies design has many unintended consequences. Primarily, it has the effect of limiting actionable neuroscientific progress within clinical practice. This holds true both in terms of availability of evidence-based treatments for the disorders, as well as for early diagnosis purposes. In response to this need, this collection of articles aims to promote an interdisciplinary endeavor to better connect the bodily, objective level of analysis with its experiential corollary. This is accomplished by focusing on the convergence between (neuro) physiological evidence and the phenomenological manifestations of anomalous bodily experiences present in different disorders.

The Practice of Embodying Emotions

The Practice of Embodying Emotions

See steps of emotional embodiment seven - step protocol , 279-280 Embodying Experience : Forming a Personal Life ( Keleman ) , 153 emotion ( the emotion , second step of emotional embodiment ) , 221-238 providing support for emotions ...

Author: Raja Selvam, PhD

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623174781

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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“A grand achievement.” —Dr. Peter Levine, developer of Somatic Experiencing® and author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice A body-based, science-backed method for regulating behavior, thoughts, and feelings and improving well-being--shown to shorten therapy time and improve emotional outcomes. In the first book on Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP), clinical psychologist Dr. Raja Selvam offers a new, complementary approach for building more capacity to tolerate emotions using the body--especially emotions that are difficult or unpleasant. The ISP model shows readers how to expand and regulate emotional experiences in the body to improve different therapeutic outcomes--cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical, energetic, relational, and even spiritual--in life and in all types of therapies, including other body psychotherapy and somatic psychology approaches. You will learn the physiology of emotions in the brain and body and how to: • Access different types of emotions quickly • Facilitate embodiment and regulation of feelings • Process and heal different traumas and attachment wounds A go-to guide for emotional integration, The Practice of Embodying Emotions is of value in the treatment of a wide range of clinical problems involving difficult emotions--from ordinary life events to psychosomatic or psychophysiological disorders, developmental trauma, prenatal and perinatal trauma, attachment disorders, borderline personality disorder, complex PTSD, collective trauma, and intergenerational trauma--and in improving outcomes and shortening treatment time in different therapies including psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
Categories: Psychology

Embodying Language in Action

Embodying Language in Action

Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (1896– 1934) describes this 'what if' of drama as what makes the art form embody elements of ... 70, my emphasis) Going back to my experience discussed above, I can identify this difference between the two ...

Author: Erika Piazzoli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319779621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

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This book explores embodiment in second language education, sociocultural theory and research. It focuses on process drama, an embodied approach that engages learners’ imagination, body and voice to create a felt-experience of the second language and culture. Divided into three parts, it begins by examining the aesthetic and intercultural dimension of performative language teaching, the elements of drama and knowing-in-action. The central part of the book examines issues related to play, emotions, classroom discourse and assessment when learning a language through process drama, in a sociocultural perspective. The third part is an analysis of the author’s qualitative research, which informs a subtle discussion on reflective practitioner methodology, learner engagement and teacher artistry. Each chapter includes a drama workshop, illustrating in practice what embodying language in action can look like when working with asylum seekers, adult learners with intellectual disabilities, pre-service teachers, international students and children involved in a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programme. A unique combination of theory, research and reflective practice, this book provides valuable insights for teacher/artists, teacher educators and researchers in the fields of performative and sociocultural language learning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Embodying Technesis

Embodying Technesis

By thus restricting technologies , Latour simply turns his back on their broader , arguably more significant experiential impact — on the way , for example , that they fundamentally alter our experience of space and time or of our own ...

Author: Mark Hansen

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472066625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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Presents a radical revision of our understanding of the technological
Categories: Literary Criticism

Embodying Cape Town

Embodying Cape Town

I agree, the anatomical apparatus of the human does not change because we invent optical devices that allow us to see invisible organisms, but the ways we embody and experience the material world does change.

Author: Shannon M. Jackson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137587114

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This book examines the reciprocity that exists between the body and the urban built environment. It will draw on archival and ethnographic research as well as an interdisciplinary literature on cultural materialism, semiotics, and aesthetics to challenge dualist interpretations of four different points of historical-material contact in Cape Town, South Africa. Each chapter attends to different groups, social practices, and historical periods, but all share the fundamental questions: how does material culture reflect the way social agents make meaning through bodily contact with urban built form, and how does such meaning challenge the ways bodies are objectified? Further, how can we make sense of the historical processes embedded in the objectification of bodies without treating the social and the material, the mental and the physical as separate realities?
Categories: Social Science

Embodying Gender

Embodying Gender

ments of pregnancy ( Marshall , 1996 ) and health - related experiences ( such as cervical screening participation ( Howson , 2001b ) ) suggest . The distinct contribution Young's intervention and critique makes is her insistence that ...

Author: Alexandra Howson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761959955

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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Surveying all the key concepts in the field, this book introduces us to an extensive range of 'narratives of embodiment' and presents a full analysis of the most important texts in new feminist theories of the body.
Categories: Social Science

Embodying the Yoga Sutra

Embodying the Yoga Sutra

In fact, because all we can be aware of are the vrtti, we can do little else but assume that they reflect who we truly are, since we do not experience anything else. In other words, all experience is in the mind.

Author: Ranju Roy

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633411623

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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Applying the teachings of this book will enliven your yoga practice and deepen your understanding of your Self.”- Gary Kraftsow, author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is the key text of yoga. Yet for many yoga practitioners, its deeper treasures remain either unknown or mired in obscurity. Ranju Roy and David Charlton focus on 18 of the most important sutras and show how each one illuminates the relationship between the body, the breath, and the mind in a practical, clear, and contemporary manner. The sutras are carefully deconstructed, put into context and then developed into ideas for practice. The authors examine the interplay of three key terms: support, direction and space. They suggest that only by taking support on something can you establish a clear direction; and only then can a space open up to grow into. This formula can be applied as successfully to the body (in asana) as to the breath (in pranayama) and the mind (through meditation). With illustrated asana sequences and suggested practices, Embodying the Yoga Sutra is both a practical as well as a deeply philosophical book. Roy and Charlton give readers a whole new vocabulary with which to understand yoga as a living, vibrant and dynamic tradition.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Embodying Hope

Embodying Hope

When you allow yourself to embody your individual experience of hunger and fullness rather than pushing yourself to have the “right” experience, you move toward a kinder relationship with your body and your full self.

Author: Sonia Connolly

Publisher: Sundown Healing Arts

ISBN: 9780983903857

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

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As trauma survivors living in times of political disarray and pandemic, we embody hope when we keep moving forward, one stubborn step after another, like walking through steady rain. We also embody hope when we take shelter for protection and rest. How does the force of hope feel inside you right now? With the help of this book, name the truth of your past and present. Explore your body and emotions. Celebrate endurance. Relate with kindness. Give and receive support. Beyond surviving, take action toward a more equitable world.
Categories: Psychology

Embodying Mark

Embodying Mark

Try to enlist males and females of various ages, shapes, sizes, races, personality types and life experiences. Each person will reveal something different about Jesus' radiance, his humanity and his love.

Author: Meda Stamper

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281072620

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Embodying Mark invites readers on a journey through the entire Gospel, accompanying Jesus from his baptism to his empty tomb. Over the course of eight chapters, readers are guided through eight focus passages, each supplemented by related readings and a passage for prayer, along with words for contemplation to remember as they reflect on the theme for each chapter. The book offers a close reading of each text, drawing attention to key details that throw light on Mark's portrait of Jesus. Each chapter also offers exercises for praying and embodying the text through various forms of creative expression.
Categories: Religion

Embodying identities

Embodying identities

Aswe think ofidentities “notasindividualswhohave experience but subjects who are constitutedthrough experience” (1974) ... But aswethink about processes through which people at different moments embody identities, so we begin to think ...

Author: Seidler, Victor Jeleniewski

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447317760

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In the 1970s and 1980s, identities seemed to be 'fixed' through categories of class, 'race', ethnicity, gender, sexualities and religion. These days we have begun to recognise the diversity, fragmentation and fluidity of identities, but how do we create and shape our own? The book shapes a new language of social theory that allows people to embody their differences with a sense of dignity and self-worth. It draws on diverse traditions from Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as more recent traditions of critical theory and post-structuralism, and will be of interest to sociology, politics, social work, philosophy and cultural studies students.
Categories: Social Science