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Transgressions

Embodied Relating and Transformation

Tales from Equine-Facilitated Counseling

Authors: Sharpe, Hillary, Strong, Tom

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  • This research and approach to counselling is based on the revolutionary idea that our embodiment can present novel opportunities for therapeutic change
  • The book  offers a way to think and practice beyond the dualisms that limit traditional treatment discourses
  •  It aims at councelors as well as educators
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"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. "

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embodied Relating and Transformation
Book Subtitle
Tales from Equine-Facilitated Counseling
Authors
Series Title
Transgressions
Series Volume
94
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-268-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-268-4
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 136
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