Educational Movement Systems

Somatic Patterning Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 

Preface 

Introduction  

PART 1: THEORY

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Somatic Patterns and Movement  

Somatic Patterning 

Somatic Patterning Approaches and Pattern Recognition   

Forces That Shape Movement   

Integrated Movement and Posture   


Chapter 2: Movement Problems, Holding Patterns, and Pain   

Holding Patterns   

Functional Anatomy   

The Roots of Holding Patterns   

Holding Patterns and Pain   

Working with Patterns That Cause Pain   

 

Chapter 3: Somatic Patterning Roots, Concepts, and Methods  

Discovering Somatic Concepts and Methods   

Six Basic Concepts and Methods   


Chapter 4: Balancing Patterning Approaches   

A Collection of Approaches   

Psychosomatic Approaches   

A Neurological Approach   

Modulating Dualities   

Inner and Outer Balance between ANS and SNS   

 

Chapter 5: The Patterning Process   

Types of Patterning Exercises   

Starting the Patterning Process   

Effort   

Initiation and Sequencing   

Breathing   

Movement Initiated by Sense Organs   

Integration and Application   

PART 2: PRACTICE

Chapter 6: Organic and Fluid Movement   

Motility of Organs and Fluids   

The Organs   

Fluid Systems   

Responsiveness and Organic Movement   


Chapter 7: Developmental Patterning   

The Neurological Actions   

Prevertebral Patterns   

Vertebral Patterns   

Developmental Patterning to Integrate Bodywork   


Chapter 8: Neuromuscular Patterning   

Taking a Cortical Approach   

Bones   

Muscles   

Peripheral Nerves and Stretching   


Chapter 9: Postural Stabilization   

Patterning for Postural Stability   

The Pelvis and Lumbar Stabilizers   

Stabilizers of Scapula Neutral   

Stabilizers of the Cervical Spine   

The Co-Contraction of Stabilizers   

 

Chapter 10: Fundamental Movement Patterns   

Standard Terms to Describe Movement   

The Spine   

Comparing Upper and Lower Limb Movement  

Weight Shifts and Locomotion   

PART 3: HISTORY

Chapter 11: Integrative Movement Modalities   

The Alexander Technique   

Labanalysis   

The Laban/Bartenieff Institute   

Feldenkrais and Awareness Through Movement  

Psychophysical Movement Education   

Sensory Awareness   

Body-Mind Centering   

Continuum Movement   

Pilates Method  

Contact Improvisation    


Chapter 12: Integrative Manual Therapies   

Rolfing: Structural Integration   

Aston Patterning   

Cranialsacral (CS) Therapy   

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)   

Stability Rehabilitation   


Chapter 13: Physiological Patterning   

Stress   

Biofeedback Therapy   

How the Mind Lives in the Body    

 

Chapter 14: Behavioral and Cognitive Patterning   

Behaviorism and Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy            

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)  

 

Chapter 15: Body-Based Psychotherapy   

Reichian Therapy   

Bioenergetics   

Dance Movement Therapy   

Prenatal and Paranatal Psychology   

Fritz Perls and Gestalt Therapy   

Focusing   


ENDMATTER

Endnotes 

Glossary   

Bibliography   

Index   

Patterning Exercise Appendix   412

Mary Ann Foster, B.A., R.M.T. is a somatic practitioner, educator, and author ofSomatic Patterning (EMS Press, 2004) and Therapeutic Kinesiology (Pearson, 2012). Mary Ann has practiced massage therapy since 1981 and maintains a massage and bodywork practice in Longmont, Colorado. 

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