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Hello all! It's time for the Savant/Aignos Realtime Text Chat for October.

Here are the the basic rules:

1. This chat is open to Savant/Aignos authors, poets, musicians, video producers and staff as well as their guests and the interested public;

2. Everyone can "lurk" (follow the chat) but to post you must "register" with the host AND confirm your email address by checking your email account and responding to the host's email;

3. Refresh your browser after every post and every two or three minutes to "update" chat posts;

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5. Always exercise courtesy and politeness (impoliteness will get you banned).

Dan and Mike are out this week, so I will be leading the chat!
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One of my previously edited works!

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)

"It may seem obtuse, but dance is probably one of the oldest forms of somatic therapy…Young or old, male or female, everyone dances….[and]dance, specially couple dance, has some particularly interesting attributes:

"It maintains mental acuity and memory.

"It promotes awareness of internal rhythm.

"It encourages good posture and deep breathing.

"It includes human-to-human touch.

"It supports social connectivity.

"It provides a creative outlet.

"It creates a pathway for the expression of joy.

"…it [is]…in addition…language-free."

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What is somatic therapy? Is it about somatic therapy (psychological "talk therapy" that surrounds somatic stimulation) or somatic therapy (the somatic stimulation itself)? Do the different forms of somatic experience, e.g. dance, massage, acupuncture, acupressure and biofeedback have anything in common other than afterwards talking about the experience? The author, a competitive DanceSport athlete and registered Hawaii massage therapist documents her journey in search of somatic therapy and the surprises that revealed themselves along the way.

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 Softcover Retail Price (SRP) $22.95
Suggested Amazon Kindle eBook Retail Price $9.95

Available directly from the Savant Books and Publications Publisher's Store at 10% off the Suggested Retail Price with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII, Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu and fine online/"brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.

Setsuko Tsuchiya
Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017)
Press Release at https://www.prlog.org/12625245
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Congratulations, J.G. Mathaney on the recent release of The Princess in my Head!

J. G. Matheny's THE PRINCESS IN MY HEAD - In a three-part work (novel; screenplay; musical libretto), medieval Princess Aqualine the Wise and modern-day Princess Allison the Benevolent defy logic but not magic to communicate through their dreams. Aqualine inks proclamations and Allison holds webcasts, inspiring their loyal subjects and solving problems through ideas and influence gained from each other’s world. Together they will face their problems, and find a solution over time and space.
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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."

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
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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."

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

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

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