Praise for the first volume:
'It is very valuable to have [this collection of articles] all together in one place...a rich repository of insights and experiences for all the somatic disciplines. It is a wonderful collection of articles.'
- Somatics 1999/2000
This second volume on Authentic Movement - a new discipline aiding the creative process in choreography, writing, theatre performance, dance, graphic and expressive arts, as well as spirituality - is an engaging and dynamic collection of scholarly essays, personal stories, practical suggestions and resources. It reflects cutting edge work on creative expression, meditative discipline and psychotherapeutic endeavour.
Part I comprises five chapters written by the most prominent Authentic Movement
practitioners and teachers and introducing the foundations and principles of
In Part II, the contributors return to the source of Authentic Movement - the psychotherapeutic setting - and provide an in-depth examination of the personal processes in the therapeutic relationship and the potential of Authentic Movement to facilitate personal growth and change.
Part III traces the development of Authentic Movement as a spiritual path and as interface with other spiritual practices.
Part IV provides an overview of new developments in Authentic Movement,
Part V offers inspiring personal accounts and
Part VI provides guidelines drawn from practice as well as tools and resources.
These latter chapters sow the seeds for a new understanding and directions for the developments of Authentic Movement.
This authoritative text is indispensable for practitioners of Authentic Movement, students and teachers working in the field of dance therapy, art therapists, all creative arts therapists and body psychoanalysts.
Introduction. Patrizia Pallaro, dance/movement therapist, marriage and family
therapist in California and psychologist and psychotherapist in Italy.
Part One. The Foundation.
1. From Autism to the Discipline of Authentic Movement. Janet Adler, dance/movement therapist and founding director of the Mary Starks Whitehouse Institute, MA. 2. Inner-Directed Movement in Analysis: Early Beginnings. Joan Chodorow, dance/movement therapist and Jungian analyst. 3. Reflections on Mary Starks Whitehouse. Susan Frieder, dance/movement therapist and clinical psychologist. 4. A Dancing Spirit: Remembering Mary Starks Whitehouse. Edith Sullwold, Jungian therapist, with Mary Ramsay, co-founder of Contemplative Dance. 5. Authentic Movement. Daphne Lowell, Professor of Dance and Movement Studies, Hampshire College, MA. 6. The Road In: Elements of the Study and Practice of Authentic Movement. Tina Stromsted, dance/movement therapist and psychotherapist and Neala Haze, Expressive Arts Therapist and founding director of the Authentic Movement Institute, CA. 7. Witnessing and the Chest of Drawers. Alton Wasson, co-founder of Contemplative Dance and consultant on issues of diversity and holistic education.
Part Two. Psychotherapy.
8. Authentic Movement as Active Imagination. Penny Parker Lewis, dance/movement therapist, drama therapist, mental health counsellor and holistic health consultant and practitioner, MA. 9. Moving Towards Complexity: The Myth of Echo and Narcissus. Antonella Adorisio, psychologist and psychotherapist, Italy. 10. On Synchrony: Julie Joslyn Brown, psychoanalyst and art therapist and co-founder of the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, NY, and Zoe" Avstreih, dance/movement therapist, counsellor and psychoanalyst, and director of the Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Naropa University, CO. 11. Journeying between Will and Surrender. Marcia Plevin, dance/ movement therapist, counsellor, psychologist, dancer and choreographer. 12. Authentic Movement in Clinical Work. Shira Musicant, dance/ movement therapist and marriage and family psychotherapist. 13. Authentic Movement: Clinical and Theoretical Considerations. Shira Musicant. 14. Against the Wall, Her Beating Heart: Working with the Somatic Aspects of Transference, Countertransference and Dissociation. Barbara Holifield, marriage and family psychotherapist, CA. 15. Merging and Differentiating. Wendy Wyman-McGinty, dance/movement therapist, clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst, LA. 16. Somatic Countertransference: The Therapist in Relationship. Patrizia Pallaro. 17. Authentic Movement: A Safe Place for Group Therapy. Anne Hebert Smith, dance/movement therapist, counsellor and teacher of Authentic Movement, CT. 18. The Dancing Body in Psychotherapy: Reflections on Somatic Psychology and Authentic Movement. Tina Stromsted. 19. The Body in Analysis: Authentic Movement and Witnessing in Analytic Practice. Wendy Wyman-McGinty.
Part Three. Spirituality.
20. The Discipline of Authentic Movement as Mystical Practice: Evolving Moments in Janet Adler's Life and Work. Tina Stromsted. 21. From Seeing to Knowing. Janet Adler. 22. Achieving Body Permanence. Zoe" Avstreih. 23. Calling Spirit Home: How Body Becomes Vessel for Spiritual Animation. Jeanne Castle, dance/movement therapist and psychotherapist. 24. Authentic Movement: A Theoretical Framework Based in Tibetan Buddhist Thought. Carol Fields, student of Organizational Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, CA.
Part Four. New Horizons.
25. Authentic Movement as a Form of Dance Ritual. Daphne Lowell. 26. Being Seen, Being Moved: Authentic Movement and Performance. Andrea J. Olsen, Professor of Dance and faculty member in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, VT. 27. Learning to Love: How Art Therapy and Authentic Movement Transform Being. Suzanne Lovell, coordinator of Psychology/Art Therapy Program at Sonoma State University, CA, and director of the Art Therapy Program at the Centre for the Creative Arts Therapies, Santa Rosa, CA. 28. Moving Toward Health: Authentic Movement and Breast Cancer. Sandy Dibbell-Hope, psychologist and dance therapist, CA. 29. The Discovery of Deep Ecology through the Body: A Practice in Authentic Movement. Cassielle Alaya Bull, dance/movement therapist and Education Director of LEAPYear, CA. 30. Oracles: Authentic Movement and the I Ching. Susan Bauer, dancer, choreographer and dance and somatic educator. 31. Authentic Movement: From Embryonic Curl to Creative Thrust. Ariane Goodwin, coach, writer and creative thinker. 32. The Pleasure of Text: Embodying Classical Theatrical Language through the Practice of Authentic Movement. Judith Koltai, dance/movement therapist and founder of The Master Class in Embodied Practice™, Syntonics™ and The Cassandra Project. 33. The Movement of all Things: Authentic Movement and Quantum Physics. Marcia Plevin. 34. Moving the Outer Rim In: Authentic Movement and Nonviolence. Lisa Tsetse, co-founder of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective and co-developer of the Community Long Circle authentic movement practice.
Part Five. Personal Stories.
35. Shadow and Other. Sandy Dibbell-Hope. 36. Dances Left in Time and Space: Passing on Lineage with Grace. Heidi Ehrenreich, dance/movement therapist, speech pathologist and mental health counselor. 37. Unlocking, Unblocking the Temple Door. Wendy Goulston, writer of poetry, memoirs and essays, teacher of literature and writing and student of Tai Chi Chuan, meditation and energy work. 38. There is an Angel. Soraia Jorge, brazilian dancer, movement specialist and somatic practitioner and teacher of Authentic Movement in Brazil and California. 39. The Seeker and the Seer. Bill McCully, teacher of Authentic Movement. 40. Tracing the Brace. Margareta Neuberger, teacher and practitioner of Authentic Movement. 41. Riding the Wave's Edge. Jan Sandman, Trager™ practitioner and teacher of Authentic Movement. 42. Moving and Seeing: Manhood Come Tumbling Down. Sox Sperry, teacher of non-violence with men at the Centre for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the Three Rivers Jenbe Ensemble, part of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. 43. Stirred to Action. David Mars, psychotherapist and leader of Authentic Movement groups in
Part Six. After Notes.
44. Questions: Teaching the Discipline. Janet Adler. 45. Guidelines in Practice: Authentic Movement Leaderless Berkeley Collective 1995. 46. Authentic Movement: Guidelines for a Providence Shared-Lead Group. Lynn Garland, clinical social worker and psychotherapist.