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The Body Speaks: Therapeutic Dialogues for Mind-Body Problems

The Body Speaks: Therapeutic Dialogues for Mind-Body Problems
Author: James L. Griffith - Melissa Elliott Griffith
ISBN 13: 9780465007165
ISBN 10: 465007163
Edition: 1
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1994-05-18
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 235
List Price: $50.00

This book offers all clinicians—psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and family therapists—a way to use language to help patients resolve bodily symptoms. It avoids the stigmatization that patients and families so often experience—and the frustration clinicians feel—when struggling to find answers for mind-body problems.


The authors show how somatic symptoms are often related to unspeakable dilemmas, which can be understood only if a clinician creates the kind of relationship in which privately held stories of fear, shame, and threat can be told safely. Detailed case studies and numerous brief examples illustrate techniques for helping patients escape the dilemmas that bind their bodies by finding new language and stories that can free them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)