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Author Raymond Gaynor

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As always, I'm overwhelmed by your posts, Setsuko. You have a vision of the world that is enormous. I've noticed that you've posted on critical thinking in the past, and I suspect that is a gift that you possess that makes you such a deep thinker. It's always an honor and privilege to appear with you on a chat. 

So, is your idea of somatic therapy over somatic therapy getting out there? New ideas often take a lot of time and effort to put out and stay before readers. 
drjanik

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THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #3 (Family Rated) 

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"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!"

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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 DANCES
by Daniel S. Janik / Illustrated by Ruth Janik
80 pp.  8.25" x 6" Softcover book with 28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2

Suggested Retail Price $12.95

Available from the publisher, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, Amazon.com and fine bookstores everywhere.

Daniel S. Janik
Multi-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
     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

Helen RuthDavis
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By the way, does the soul have any place in your works?


It does, Dan. Cleopatra and several characters have an intriguing conversation about this is CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS
Setsuko Tsuchiya

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IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya  - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

"[Ancient Greece's] most important contribution, I think, is the introduction of the idea of rhythm as a method of healing….

"Of the "rhythms," one that constantly appears central to both dancing massage is breathing. The ancient Greeks held that the psyche—that which animates the body—is in fact the breath."

[12625245-setsuko-tsuchiyas-in-search-of-somatic-therapy-savant-2017] 

 Originally from Japan, Setsuko Tsuchiya traveled to the USA and earned a BA in Liberal Arts in Dance from Thomas Edison University while studying medical massage therapy at Hawaii College of Health Sciences.  After becoming a licensed medical massage therapist, she began wondering if there might be a truly fundamental commonality among the burgeoning number of somatic therapies, one independent of language and applicable to most cultures.

"My search for somatic therapy began with competitive DanceSport, and took me back in time to the ancient Greeks," said Tsuchiya. "There I learned about eurythmy and followed it through to the present, in the process exploring every form of 'body' therapy I could locate. The result was a set of fundamental movements that provide a new, working definition of somatic therapy."

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (2017)
by Setsuko Tsuchiya
218 pp. - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book
ISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-3-7

Suggested Retail Price (SRP) $22.95

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at

https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/in-search-of-somatic-therapy

Also available from
     Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997247231),
     Savant Bookstore Honolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com), and
     both fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere. 

 This work is distributed by Savant Distribution (http://www.savantdistribution.com) but is also available at a lesser discount from major distributors including Ingram. 

Setsuko Tsuchiya MAT FAAIM
    Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017)
    Author website at http://setsukotsuchiya.com

Setsuko Tsuchiya

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So far, so good. I'm hoping for a great response to the Savant Holiday Sale, both for the printed and digital versions of my book. 

You're right, it takes a lot of effort to get a new idea "out there." Interestingly, I use my book all the time in my practice. I'm thinking of spinning off a few chapters and developing them in regard specifically to dance. 
Setsuko Tsuchiya

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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."

[12625245-setsuko-tsuchiyas-in-search-of-somatic-therapy-savant-2017] 

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 Tsuchiya
218 pp. - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book
ISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-3-7

Suggested Retail Price (SRP) $22.95

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII from the publisher at

https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/in-search-of-somatic-therapy

On sale in Amazon Kindle eBook format from today through 24 November 2018, and in printed form from Savant Bookstore Honolulu from 24 November through 24 December 2018. Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.

Setsuko Tsuchiya
     Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017)
     Press release at https://www.prlog.org/12625245

 
drjanik

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Well, it's getting to be that time. We've less than 10 minutes left, so this is the time to post your final excerpts and comments. It's been a particularly interesting and lively chat, and I sincerely doubt there's many other chats, especially literary chats, where authors have rolled up their sleeves and dived into the nature of the soul. 

I'm looking forward to our next chat on Saturday 16 December 2018 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time. See you then!
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Well, I plan to promote our sale daily from now until Christmas when it ends.

I will finish my part of our soul chat with my own near death experience in 2001 when my LAD clogged up.
So, Jesus told me I was doing OK, but I could do better by improving in these areas:

1. Loving others more,
2. Forgiving others more,
3. Judging other less, and
4. Confronting evil with good whenever I saw evil.

I still don't exactly know what a soul is, but following this advice seems a good way to improve mine.

Ta Ta







Author Raymond Gaynor

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Yeah, this has been one of the best chats on which I've ever appeared. I've lots to think about as I develop my next couple works, and, as always am honored to be part of the Savant/Aignos stable. 

See you in December!

And I hope we can come up with some way to get rid of those #@! "I'm not a robot" captchas!
Setsuko Tsuchiya

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I've particularly enjoyed this chat, too. Thanks, Raymond, Helen, Dan, Michael and Keith. I look forward to our next chat in December.
drjanik

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Thanks for bringing us back down to earth, Michael. I'd like to read your book about this experience and what it tells you about yourself and the soul. 
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