IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)
"Somatic therapists, beginning with Wihelm Reich, would… include DMT[Dance Movement Therapy] and, massage therapy Rolfing acupressure, acupuncture and Reiki, which have basic, fundamental tools, techniques, approaches and resources. The big question is exactly what they have in common that would further define somatic therapy per se…As such, all…can be expected to have basic, fundamental 'movements' in common that are part of somatic therapy's tools, techniques, approaches and resources that further uniquely define it."
About this Book:
IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) encapsulates the basic fundamental elements underlying dance, eurhymy and the laying on of hands—what I like to call “somatic therapy.” By that, I mean what can happen when humans come into contact with other living things. But it’s more than the somatic experience. It’s about the power to not just heal, but prevent illness and disease in a manner that’s both ancient and new.
It is my hope that readers will come away with a new perspective on the power of touch and the universal body language that it creates. In today’s world of specialization, I think of somatic therapy as a unifying discipline in which everyone can participate, enjoy and receive benefit. Young or old, active or infirm, irrespective of language and culture, bodies share a group of fundamental characteristics, and these ultimately define somatic therapy.
Somatic therapy, as I envision it, is the consequence of Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s earliest investigations into healing the mind by healing the body, rather than attempting, as his mentor and colleague, Dr. Sigmund Freud did, to heal the body by healing the mind.
I hope you will enjoy journeying with me back in time and forward into the future IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY.
About the Author:
As an amateur DanceSport (ballroom/Latin dance) athlete and competitor as well as a medical massage therapist, I often felt a deep but unspoken connection between the two. During my university studies, I had the opportunity to further explore this connection. Thus began my search for somatic therapy.
At first, I thought that what dance and massage had in common was Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), a recognized form of psychological therapy. But being Japanese, I wanted something that was less language dependent and more body-based. I ultimately wanted to share what I discovered not only with English-speaking people, but Japanese speakers as well. It was this unique combination of wants that led me slowly away from DMT towards somatic therapy with the emphasis on the somatic or body rather than traditional psychological talk therapy.
I never thought of myself as an author; however, I found myself writing everything down, and eventually decided to organize and record it all in the form of a master’s thesis. That quickly led to my wanting to share what I’d discovered with a broader audience. I was so pleased when Savant Books and Publications agreed to publish my work.
In the future, I hope to travel, sharing what I’ve learned IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017).
IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (2017)by Setsuko Tsuchiya218 pp. - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade BookISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-3-7Suggested Retail Price (SRP) $22.95
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THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #3 (Family Rated)
"Chapter 13 - The Turtle Dances
"You know what?" The young man offered, thinking of the two turtles they'd been watching. “We danced so well together, I think we might just win!"
"You know, I think so, too,“ replied his partner. “Thanks to our turtle-friends out there," the two finished together.
The couple returned, hand-in-hand, to the dance floor to join the line of competitors. Waiting for the judges to announce the awards, the young man turned to his now self-assured partner, touched the tip of her hand softly much the way the turtles had, and smiled. "The turtle dances," he said softly.
"Yes," she replied, while unseen in the distance, Isla and Surf happily executed a perfect bounce, twirl and slide. "The turtle dances!"-----
Continuing the unique tradition of "talking up" rather than down to readers, THE TURTLE DANCES demonstrates the power and beauty of narrative storytelling at its finest. Designed to re-awaken curiosity, discovery in both children and adults, the book is an excellent way to introduce literacy and associated lifelong learning pleasures.
Mulit-award-winning author, naturalist, artist, photographer and movie producer Daniel S. Janik resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and dance partner, Setsuko Tsuchiya. Together they welcome Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles to Hawaii throughout the year. An Oklahoma painter known for her vivid, almost photographic renditions of nature, illustrator Ruth R. Janik created the 28 naturalistic line drawings in the book specifically for children to color.
THE TURTLE DANCES is the third in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series and the third in the author's "Pacific Rim Naturalist" group of children's books.
THE TURTLE DANCESby Daniel S. Janik / Illustrated by Ruth Janik80 pp. 8.25" x 6" Softcover book with 28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" IllustrationsISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2Suggested Retail Price $12.95
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Daniel S. JanikMulti-Award-winning author of THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013) http://www.amazon.com//dp/0988664011 A WHALE’S TALE (Savant 2009) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1442105062 SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRY TALES FROM ALASKA (Publication Consultants 2005) https://www.amazon.com/dp/159433031X FOOTPRINTS, SMILES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES (Savant 2008) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438252358 (softcover book) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G0MOVG (Kindle eBook) THE ILLUSTRATED MIDDLE EARTH (Savant 2008) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438262418 LAST AND FINAL HARVEST (Savant 2008) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438268416 UNLOCK THE GENIUS WITHIN (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BY13D2Q A NEUROBIOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (Lincom Europa, 2004) http://www.lincom-shop.eu/shop/article_ISBN%25209783895867637/LSNB-01%3A-A-Neurobiological-Theory-and-Method-of-Language-Acquisition.html http://www.amazon.com/dp/3895867632 HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN THE USA (Authorhouse, 2006) http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000356497/How-to-Choose-the-Best-English-Language-School-in-the-USA.aspx http://www.amazon.com/dp/1425934803
Award-winning poet with works appearing in KINDRED (Savant 2017) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999463306 SHADOW AND LIGHT (Savant 2017) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997247282 RUNNING WITH THE PACK (Savant 2016) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996325557 VOLUTIONS (Savant 2014) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0991562216 BELLWETHER MESSAGES (Savant 2013) http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com FIFTY-EIGHT STONES (Savant 2012) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985250658 (softcover book) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5RVQXK (Kindle eBook) WAVELENGTHS (Savant 2011) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982998767 FIRST BREATH (Savant 2010) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984555226
Award-winning producer of "Clean Water, Common Ground" (National Film Network, 1999) https://www.nationalfilmnetwork.com/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=511 http://www.amazon.com/dp/0802607055
Author website at http://janik.yolasite.com
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Keith R. Rees - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated) Chapter 1 – The TerminalHe had just awakened from what seemed like several hours of sleep. He stretched his toesin his shoes and tried his best to stretch his arms without disturbing the person sitting next tohim. As he tried to shake the sleep from his eyes, he slowly noticed his surroundings. The seatsin front of him were much further away than normal. He tried to remember if he had been movedup to first class or business class, but he could not. Lots of leg room, he thought to himself. Verynice! Glancing over at his seat companion, he could tell that the enormous man was happy aboutthe ample leg room as well. He was a tremendous man with dark skin and stared straight aheadas if he were in a trance. Miles straightened in his seat and tried not to stare at him. I'd hate totick this guy off, he thought to himself. He gazed around the cabin but no one was standing andhe did not see any flight attendants. He could tell the plane was descending so he assumed theywould be landing shortly. What he did notice was the unusual cabin of the aircraft. The lengthand the width were abundantly large. Larger than any plane he had ever been on before. Wow! hethought. This must be one of those fancy new ones…Miles Devereaux, an ordinary, working class, family man, is thrust sixty years into the dazzlingfuturistic world of 2065 Bangkok, and into a life-and-death game of chess where the players andpieces' fates depend on each player's acumen. Requiring Miles to match wits and physical skillswith an array of opponents while faced with solving the mystery of his time travel and how toreturn to his own time, ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is a riveting adventure set in what mightvery well be our own future.ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)by Keith R. Rees222 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket BookISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-9-9Suggested Retail Price (SRP) - $16.95Available directly from the publisher via the Publisher's Store with FREE SHIPPINGANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII athttps://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/one-night-in-bangkokAlso available from Amazon.com and Amazon affiliated sites worldwide, Savant BookstoreHonolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and both fine online and "brick andmortar" bookstores everywhere.Aignos Publishing, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications, offers avant garde,experimental and innovative works that "push the leading edge" of publishing. Savant Books andPublications publishes enduring, transformative literary works with a twist.Keith R. ReesAuthor of ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)Press Release at https://www.prlog.org/12714186
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Keith R. Rees - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is family rated) Chapter 2 – The PawnsHe left the tavern and stepped out into the busy terminal. It was still very crowded withpeople going every which way. Glancing up at the marquee, he saw that ground transportationwas just ahead. He stepped onto the crowded moving sidewalk and was whisked away in thatdirection. He saw another sign for the outside terminus. He hopped off the sidewalk and madehis way down another speedy escalator. It was longer than he imagined. It must have descendedat least ten floors. When he reached the bottom, he knew it must be the right place. Just outsidethe giant entry doors to the terminal he could see the long, sleek, tubular transports that he hadseen from the air. They came in all different sizes; there were some to accommodate manypeople and some for one or two passengers. Curling his lip, Miles uttered, "Well at least they stillhave buses and taxis."-----Keith R. Rees has been writing professionally for over 20 years. ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK, ascience fiction work, is the first installment in what is projected to become The One NightTrilogy. He has always been a fan of science fiction, particularly stories that involve time travel,and writes stories that have both realistic and human sides to them."One Night in Bangkok is a time travel adventure that science fiction fans will enjoy but I'mhoping fans of other genres as well, such as mystery, suspense and humor," says Rees. "Thetrilogy is based on time travel but at the heart of it all is a powerful story about family."ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)by Keith R. Rees222 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket BookISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-9-9Suggested Retail Price (SRP) - $16.95Available directly from the publisher via the Publisher's Store with FREE SHIPPINGANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII athttps://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/one-night-in-bangkokAlso available from Amazon.com and Amazon affiliated sites worldwide, Savant BookstoreHonolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and both fine online and "brick andmortar" bookstores everywhere.Savant Books and Publications publishes enduring, transformative literary works with a twist.Keith R. ReesAuthor ofONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)Author website at https://reeskeithr.wixsite.com/krrees
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Keith R. Rees - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated) Chapter 4 – The KnightThe streets were quiet as he walked, but he could hear the faint sounds of activitysomewhere in the vicinity. It almost sounded like another open-air market or a street fair. Butthen another sound could be heard. He could hear something that sounded eerily familiar echoingdown the darkened alleys. It was eerie because he could not see it but also exciting at the sametime. What could it be? he thought to himself. The sound came closer. It was either the lowrumbling hum of an engine motor, or the low, sustained growl of a dragon. Whatever it was,Miles had a feeling it was most certainly meant to get his attention.About this Book:As he awakens on a plane, Miles Devereaux is confused, disoriented and otherwise oblivious towhat has happened to him. As the plane descends into an eye-popping spectacle of a city that isunlike any other, he soon discovers he has awakened sixty years in the future in the dazzling cityof Bangkok. Soon, he is on a visionary adventure and battle to save himself in a real-life game ofchess. Miles is challenged with quickly adapting to an array of ingenious technology andengineering marvels of the future as well as the ancient and deadly arts of the past. He mustmatch wits and physical skills with an array of colorful opponents, all the while catching aglimpse of the sensational future. He slowly pieces together the mystery of his time travel andhow he can return to his own time before time runs out. What he does not know is he only hasone night to accomplish the impossible. One night to discover. One night to survive. One night inBangkok!About the Author:I've always been a storyteller. Even before I knew I could be a writer I loved telling stories. Insummers during my college days I worked as a counselor at summer camp for kids in East Texas.Each night at bedtime in our cabin, I would sit in the middle of the floor and tell the kids sciencefiction stories about outer space. The kids were never so quiet until these times as they wouldhang on my every word. And each night after that, they would all remind me where I left off thenight before, which was a good thing because I was just making it all up as I went along!I've always been inspired by other author's stories, movies and especially music. I had the goodfortune to be able to travel in my teens. I spent my first year in college overseas as an exchangestudent on the island of Malta with my brother. After that we got to see a great deal of Europe aswell. And since then I have been able to see many fascinating places around the world. I'veobserved how other countries live and the ways of their cultures. Everywhere I go though, Ialways have some music with me and my vivid imagination.It was these experiences and my propensity to use music as my springboard to bring myimagination to life in words. At the age of twenty-six, I discovered I could write poetry. I becameobsessed with it. I could never find a pen and pad fast enough when ideas came pouring from mymind. But during these twelve years of writing poetry, I always kept actual story ideas in mind,brewing on the back burner as one might say. Some ideas I jotted own, some I just kept in myhead. And in 2007, I made the leap from poetry to novel writing. Eleven years and five novelslater, I haven't looked back. I even managed to put together two collections of my poetry duringthat time. But writing novels has become my passion.ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is now my sixth novel and first with Savant Books andPublications. It is the first of what is to become the One Night Trilogy. Parts two and three(novels seven and eight for me) of this trilogy are already completed. And I've just begun workon number nine, which is going to be a good old fashioned ghost story.My stories are from multiple genres, including modern literature, fiction, historical fiction andnow science fiction with ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK. They are all available on Amazon.comand other popular book sites.ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)by Keith R. Rees222 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket BookISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-9-9Suggested Retail Price (SRP) - $16.95Available directly from the publisher via the Publisher's Store with FREE SHIPPINGANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII athttps://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/one-night-in-bangkokAlso available from Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997247290, Amazon affiliatesites worldwide, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, Savant Bookstore Honolulu (http://http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and both fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstoreseverywhere.Press Release at https://www.prlog.org/12714186This work is distributed by Savant Distribution (http://www.savantdistribution.com) but is alsoavailable at a lesser wholesale discount from Ingram Book Content and other distributors.Aignos Publishing, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications, offers avant garde,experimental and innovative works that "push the leading edge" of publishing. Savant Books andPublications publishes enduring, transformative literary works with a twistKeith R. ReesAuthor ofONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK (Savant 2018)THE LUNAS (Lulu 2016)THE HANA SUN DOES SHINE (Lulu 2014)TAKE THE WATER TO THE MOUNTAIN (Lulu 2012)SHAKING THE TREE (Lulu 2009)THE BRAZILIAN (Lulu 2008)LEGEND UPON THE CANE (Lulu 2007)QUILL AND INK (Publish America 2007)
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