An anatomy textbook on the mind-body connection designed for psychotherapists.
Throughout, Stauffer presents human anatomy and physiology in clear, simple terms, with facts selected for interest and relevance to psychotherapists. Many links are made between physical and psychological function to give readers a taste of how body psychotherapists work in clinical practice to integrate body and mind, and thus help their clients become more whole. Anatomy & Physiology for Psychotherapists invites psychotherapists, complementary therapists, and anyone else interested in the mind/body connection to engage with the physical body to bring more depth into their therapeutic work.
"The psychotherapist who reads this book will gain a fresh perspective on their work." — Scientific & Medical Network
"My first reaction to this book is, ‘WOW!’ Scientist turned psychotherapist Kathrin Stauffer makes a major contribution towards a unifying theory of body and mind in this highly accessible volume. It is essential reading for all psychotherapists and body psychotherapists who desire to apply the wisdom of science for the purpose of gaining a deeper understanding of and greater compassion for their clients as well as themselves." — Babette Rothschild, MSW, Author, The Body Remembers and 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery
"[P]rovides a simple, accessible, and coherent global map that entices the reader to learn more…One beauty of the book is that chapters can be referred to as an encyclopedic reference or read serially….Dr. Stauffer’s writing style is fluid, informal, and often funny." — Yoga Therapy Today
"[A] powerful guide to psychotherapy…packed with details key to any college-level collection." — Midwest Book Review