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Intelligence of the body : the mind−body relationship in the integrative body-oriented psychotherapy


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Sertić, Tamara. (2016). Intelligence of the body : the mind−body relationship in the integrative body-oriented psychotherapy. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Jurić, Hrvoje].

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The intention behind this paper is presenting core postulates of integrative body-oriented psychotherapy in an attempt to describe how the intelligence of the body, as well as the emotional intelligence, is phenomenon of equal value to the intelligence of mind. The interaction between all of these types of intelligence is essential not only for fulfilling human’s potential, but also for using the mind in full. Addressing the philosophical position of mind–body dualism, this paper is supported with new understandings within integrative body-oriented psychotherapy that are substantiated with medical research. In contrast to until recently dominant theories of brain as a center of all physical functions, as well as in contrast to position of dualism, body-oriented therapy approach emphasizes interdependence of different physical, emotional and mental mechanisms which constitute human being. Reconsidering the position of mind–body dualism this paper argues that the interdependence of physical, emotional and mental aspect of being human is necessary prerequisite for consciousness and awareness.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: mind, body, dualism, consciousness, body-oriented psychotherapy
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Jurić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 13:29
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 10:57

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