It is difficult to point to an aspect of Jungian psychology that does not touch on mind, body and healing in some way. In this book Raya Jones draws on the triad of body, mind and healing and (re)presents it as a domain of ongoing uncertainty within which Jung’s answers stir up further questions.
Contributors from both clinical and scholarly backgrounds offer a variety of cultural and historical perspectives. Areas of discussion include:
- the psychosomatic nature of patients’ problems
- transference and counter-transference
- therapeutic techniques centred on movement or touch.
Striking a delicate balance between theory-centred and practice-oriented approaches Body, Mind and Healing After Jung is essential reading for all Jungians.
Table of Contents
Jones, Introduction. Maoz and Arbit, Returning to Life: Trauma Survivors’ Quest for Reintegration. Romanyshyn, The Body in Psychotherapy: Contributions of Merleau-Ponty. Sherwood, The Embodied Psyche: Movement, Sensation, Affect. Jones, The ‘Child’ Motif in Theorizing about Embodied Subjectivity. Saban, Fleshing Out the Psyche: Jung, Psychology and the Body. Saban, Staging the Self: Performance, Individuation and Embodiment. Muramoto, The Buddhist Concept of Mind and Body in Diversity. Miller, A Sami Healer’s Diagnosis: A Case of Embodied Countertransference? Nakamura, Struggles, Commercialism, ‘Ideal’ Feminine Images and Internal Oppression: Eating Disorders and the Pursuit of Thinness in Japan. Barone-Chapman, Pregnant Pause: Procreative Desire, Reproductive Technology and Narrative Shifts at Midlife. Dowd, Mind the Gap: Explorations in the Subtle Geography of Identity. Farah, The Body in the Postmodern World – A Jungian Approach. Ribeiro-Blanchard, Seixas and Rios, The Body in Psychotherapy: Calatonia and Subtle Touch Techniques. Fuselier and Winegarden, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’: The Transformative Power of Posture and Breath.
Raya A. Jones, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, and has been an executive committee member of the International Association for Jungian Studies.
"This book offers a welcome interdisciplinary approach to Jungian psychology, with a focus on the embodied nature of the psyche. An important theme is that of the mind as emergent, in terms of neurobiology, personal relationships and the wider cultural context, creating a stimulating dialogue between these different perspectives." - Dr Jean Knox, Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, Consultant Editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK
"A set of bold discourses, validating the body as central to the intersubjective field that is contemporary therapy." - Dr Dale Mathers, professional member of the Association of Jungian Analysts