Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy
Stories and Insights from Practice The Psychophonetic approach to psychotherapy works with the whole human being in body, soul, and spirit. Based on Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy and Psychosophy, Psychophonetics is unique in its emphasis on a combination of conversation and action phases in counseling sessions. Through the language of experience and the language of soul, it uses a unique gesture-and-sound (nonverbal) approach in combination with body awareness, movement, and visualization - a method that goes beyond national, language, and cultural differences. In Psychophonetics, the authors describe the practical applications of this field counseling and psychotherapy. The first part, by Robin Steele, introduces Psychophonetics - its background and context, an outline of its theory and methods, and the structure of a typical therapy session, as well as descriptions of client experiences.
Part two of the book is written by several Psychophonetics therapists and includes stories, research, and insights from their practice. The authors cover topics such as using artistic expression in illness and pain; working with past childhood sexual abuse; the art of conversation; using clay in therapy; grief and loss; self-parenting; menopause; cancer; case studies, and more. Drawings and poetry are included to show how creative expression in used in the counseling process. This book is the essential introduction to Psychophonetics and the first book to focus on this emerging field of spiritually oriented counseling and therapy. Psychophonetics, is accessible and intended for professional and the general readers alike.
Edited by Robin Steele, Ph.D.
5.83 x 8.27 inches
Publisher: Lindisfarne Books