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Book Review

Book Title The Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Body Sense
Reviewer Buchanan, Patricia A.
Book Author Alan Fogel
Difficulty Rating accessible to a wide range of readers
Publisher W. W. Norton
Year Published 2009
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In the Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness, Alan Fogel, PhD shares his expertise as a developmental psychologist and embodied self-awareness practitioner (Rosen Method Bodywork) in a manner that restores key concepts to the foreground for more expert readers while simultaneously preparing newcomers to delve deeper. He was a colleague and friend of Esther Thelen, PhD, GCFP for over twenty years, and began his interactions with the Feldenkrais Method® community in the early 1990s at the invitation of Mark Reese. Fogel has searched the literature of neuroscience and neurology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, immunology, cognitive science, linguistics, exercise science, evolutionary science, and developmental psychology to provide discipline-specific insights with common ground in human anatomy and physiology. Woven throughout his descriptions of the neurophysiology of posture, emotions, and chronic tension are practice examples, occasional experiential sidebars, and case reports that illustrate the scientific themes. He offers Feldenkrais practitioners foundational information to enhance their work and to answer students’ questions. Fogel hopes practitioners will see and make use of the common ground he lays before us in the Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness. (revised 4-12-10)
Topics: Adult
Awareness Through Movement®
Body image
Child development
Human development
Mental health
Multiple sclerosis
Mechanisms of action
Normal function
Normal movement
Available at: http://www.feldscinet.org/articles/A00053.pdf
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