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Contacting Bodily-Felt Experiencing in Psychotherapy

  • Erma Dosamantes-Alperson


Experiential Movement Psychotherapy (which integrates improvisational movement, imagery and verbalization in one process) facilitates bodily-felt level experiencing in receptive and action modes. The bodily-felt sense of ourselves provides us with direct feedback concerning our feelings, needs and direction for future action. How meaning may be attained through kinesthetic-movement and through bodily-derived hypnogogic imagery is discussed and demonstrated through clinical examples.


Action Mode Receptive Mode Black Cape Movement Observer Improvisational Movement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erma Dosamantes-Alperson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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