The following articles are more clinical in nature and may be of more interest to those working in the healing professions.
What’s Wrong With No Touch Policies?
This is a brief article published in the Colorado Counseling Association‘s newsletter of February 2012. This article names to two belief systems underlying no-touch policies in Mental Health Organizations and repudiates them as invalid. Article on page 6.
Clinical Validation and Application of Touch as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Public Mental Health Settings
This article reviews current research and professional writings related to touch in psychotherapy. The author coins and defines the term Psychotherapeutic Touch and makes the point that harmful and erotic touch is counter-psychotherapeutic. The benefits and potential harm are elucidated, as are ethical guidelines for the use of touch, which are likely to minimize potential harm…Read more.
Alchemical Injury: Self-Transformation Through Dance/Movement Therapy and Internal Family Systems in Highly Embodied Adults with Chronic Injuries
This thesis seeks to answer the question, can the combination of Internal Family Systems therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy help to transform an ego-based orientation to self towards a more transpersonal orientation to Self in highly embodied people with adult-onset chronic injuries…Read more.
Don’t Be a Hater on Valentine’s Day
I Am a Racist
Disordered Eating and the Athlete
I wrote this article way back in 1992 when I was working as a Massage Therapist focusing on Structural Integration and Somatoemotional processes. Link to Article