An Introduction to Historical Antecedents and Theory Contributing to the Development of a Wholistic Model of Embodied Therapeutic Intervention and Treatment

The following article presents basic background concepts and theory from the last fifty or more years, including body-mind integration, non-verbal communication, and other elements and precepts which contribute to the evolution of embodiment theory. In addition, many points of view leading to a wholistic view of clients in therapy are presented. Ideally, this article will assist students studying to become wholistic therapists with a basic background for working within a three-dimensional model; a model which embraces and explores the whole person, feeling, thinking, creating, and expressing.

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