The Rosetta Stone for the Therapeutic Community
New Book Explores the Role of Effective Communication
“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy,” declared German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Author Julie McKay took this statement to heart when writing her new book. “I have always paid attention to the importance of communication,” says McKay, director of the CLEAR Institute, who has spent ten years developing and refining her communication techniques.
McKay’s book, The Insightful Body: Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing [January 2010, Singing Dragon, paperback, 256 pages, 978-1-84819-030-6, $24.95], teaches therapists how to help clients become more aware of the messages their bodies try to communicate to them, which creates a deeper level of healing. Her system, SomaCentric Dialoguing, offers therapists simple yet effective techniques for improving communication with their clients, and for helping clients understand and articulate the messages of their body.
"The Insightful Body is much more than a book,” writes Bruce Burger, MA, RPP, founder of Heartwood Institute and author of Esoteric Anatomy. “It is a step-by-step course for therapists, offering a range of processes and insights, to facilitate communication with the wisdom of their clients’ bodies.” The Insightful Body outlines the core techniques of SomaCentric Dialoguing and describes how they can be applied to make therapeutic sessions more effective. Guidance is provided on how to ask more effective questions in sessions, what words to use, and what words to avoid, for optimal results.
McKay explains that individuals communicate and process information in different ways. She describes how therapists can identify each client’s unique language blend, and how they can use this knowledge to encourage them to become more in tune with, and more able to express, their body’s needs.
"I have learned how to identify what language my client speaks,” writes McKay, “so that I can more effectively communicate with them and the message their body has for them.” “A great gift to the therapeutic community,” lauds Maria C.S. Gabelberger, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist and Ericksonian hypnotherapist in private practice. Julie has created a Rosetta Stone for healers to translate the wisdom which is inherent yet unique in every person's body.
Julie McKay, CST-D, NCTMB, BFRP and director of The CLEAR Institute, is a highly respected therapist and teacher. Julie has spent over 10 years refining her techniques that she uses to dialogue with clients. She is passionate about helping others learn how to become more effective therapists.
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