The body as the new royal road to the unconscious

Music, Graham (2022) The body as the new royal road to the unconscious. In: Complex Trauma: The Tavistock Model. Tavistock Clinic Series . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 74-92. ISBN 978-1032129983

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As a child psychotherapist, Music brings his understanding of the impact of trauma on the body and mind to describe how adaptations to psychoanalytic ways of working may be required. He draws on the work of Stephen Porges to emphasize the need to understand what is happening at a physiological level in the body when under threat. Using the concept of the window of tolerance, Music gives several clinical examples in his work with children, adolescents and adults to describe how bodily countertransference experiences are an important tool in this work.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Psychotherapy
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Adolescents - Psychotherapy
Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Mental Disorders
Human Psychological Processes > Biological Psychology
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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