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New IBMT Book – Discounts Available

The Fluid Nature of Being is a collection of writings by 21 IBMT practitioners from the 3 programmes in the UK, Lithuania & Russia.

Read the Review in ‘Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities’, by Roz Carrol, relational body psychotherapist, supervisor and author.

Edited by Linda Hartley, the book covers topics such as IBMT in therapy, education, early years learning, dance and theatre; the integration with psychotherapy, psychoanalytic thinking, and somatic trauma therapy; and the connection between individual healing and the healing of the Earth and Nature during this time of planetary crisis.

Buy the book here:

IBMT25 – This code will give 25% off The Fluid Nature of Being when purchased on the UK or US sites:

https://uk.singingdragon.com/products/the-fluid-nature-of-being in the UK

https://us.singingdragon.com/products/the-fluid-nature-of-being if you have colleagues in the US

ISMETA Members can receive 20% Discount – https://ismeta.org/bookstore


Understanding Babies: Ania Witkowska

In 2021 Ania’s Book was published: Understanding Babies: How engaging with your baby’s movement development helps build a loving relationship


Ania was a long standing, key member of the IBMT faculty and wider somatic community until her untimely death in 2019.




Somatic Psychology – Body, Mind & Meaning : Linda Hartley

This book draws attention to the interface of psychotherapy and psychological theory with the somatic practices of bodywork and movement therapy. To offer a client only psychotherapy, or only bodywork, may subtly or directly reinforce the body-mind split from which so many of us suffer: in some cases this will be a reinforcement of a dilemma central to the client’s problems. Hartley views body psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology as reintegrating the once separated processes of psyche, soma, and spirit.

20% Discount available until December 31, 2024. Use Code PSC15 when ordering the book via www.wiley.com

Current IBMT students are able to get 40% discount, please see the module reading list for details

Wisdom of the Body Moving – An Introduction to Body Mind Centering

Devoting thirty-five years to a systematic investigation of the relations between bodily experience and the anatomical maps of science, [Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen] independently discovered many of the principles that underlie Feldenkrais work, cranial osteopathy, Rolfing, dance therapy, and Zero Balancing. …

Drawing on animal and infant movements, [Linda Hartley] takes readers through the wondrous realms of Bainbridge Cohen’s pantheon — from the “minds” of the skeletal and muscular systems to the quite different inner lives of digestive, lymphatic, urinary, respiratory, vocal, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive organs. Her choreography ultimately brings us into the states of consciousness of skin, cells, blood, fat, cerebrospinal fluid, nervous system, and brain.

Creative Bodies in Therapy, Performance and Community: Research & Practice that Brings us Home

IBMT faculty Member, Paul Beaumont has contributed a chapter to this publication entitled: Breath, Belly & Back. Dropping into Body as Ground.

This chapter describes the value of connecting with and trusting the body within Somatic Movement Therapy and beyond. As we feel safe enough to move and sense, we can be with the unknow and trust what emerges. The author describes the significance of sensing the detail of what we notice when we pay attention. He names the significance of Body Mind Centering®, anatomy and physiology and infant movement development. Authentic Movement as a practice also informs the detailed tracking of sensory, kinaesthetic and proprioceptive experience as we develop on our body intelligence. The author draws on what he has observed in babies, his own experience and how he applies this in working with clients. He includes details of the arc of working with one adult client as they move through stages of embodied creativity. He offers the reader several simple explorations to try for themselves that illustrate elements of the author’s practice. The chapter gives the reader material to reflect on both personally and professionally, valuing the body as a resource for growth and creativity.