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(p. 336) Brain Integration, Embodied Mindfulness, and Movement-Based Approaches to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment 

(p. 336) Brain Integration, Embodied Mindfulness, and Movement-Based Approaches to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment
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(p. 336) Brain Integration, Embodied Mindfulness, and Movement-Based Approaches to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment
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Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190841874.003.0032
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date: 21 October 2020

This chapter examines embodiment as it relates to brain integration, briefly reviews some of the related theory and research, and highlights interventions that facilitate embodiment and neurological integration. The concepts of the embodied brain and embodied mindfulness are defined and described as essential for supporting the shift from thinking and judging toward being and experiencing. Embodiment is then explored in terms of how it supports and develops integration of the brain through stimulation and coordination of brain networks, citing recent research findings to illustrate key points. Embodying interventions that enhance brain integration are described, including embodied mindfulness practices such as self-compassion protocols, mindful approaches to addiction, and sensorimotor psychotherapy for trauma. Postural and mindful-action interventions are also described, including work with posture for individuals with depression and yoga as an adjunct intervention for disordered eating.

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