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Author Sharpe, Hillary, author.

Title Embodied relating and transformation : tales from equine-facilitated counseling / Hillary Sharpe and Tom Strong
Published Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 136 pages) : illustrations
Series Transgressions : cultural studies and education ; 111
Transgressions (Rotterdam, Netherlands) ; v. 111.
Contents Background -- Eating disorders -- A corporeal approach -- Deepening corporeal sense-making and engagement -- Tales of dialogic movement and possibility -- Invisible threads and new beginnings -- Appendix A: Group session topics -- Appendix B: Interview questions
Summary "What kinds of embodied and relational learning can come from developing a responsive relationship with a horse? What insights might such ways of learning offer counselors and educators? In this book, the authors explore how women challenged by disordered eating develop transformative relational and embodied experiences through Equine-Facilitated Counseling (EFC). Embodiment refers to how we engage with others and the world in often habitual and taken for granted ways that shape who we are and the relationships we have. These habitual ways of being provide us with a sense of stability, but they can sometimes become constraining and problematic (as in the case of eating disorders). Our corporeal engagement with the world structures such habits, but it can also afford us opportunities to experiment, modify, and challenge problematic patterns, and in some instances, create new and preferred ones. The horses that participate in EFC present a vastly different sort of other who can help clients interrupt their sedimented ways of being and foster moments of responsivity that hold the power to become transformative. This theoretical context presents a different way of thinking about and practicing counseling - one that adds to a growing language of embodiment across a variety of disciplines. Chapters set forth a theoretical context for understanding the following: relationally embodied processes of stability and change, EFC, client stories from our research associated with riding horses in EFC, and implications we see for practice across different healing and learning contexts."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Horsemanship -- Therapeutic use.
Horses -- Psychological aspects
Eating disorders -- Treatment
Human-animal relationships.
Equine-Assisted Therapy -- methods
Eating disorders -- Treatment
Horsemanship -- Therapeutic use
Horses -- Psychological aspects
Human-animal relationships
Form Electronic book
Author Strong, Thomas, author.
ISBN 9789463002684