Nonlinear science, mindfulness, and the body in humanistic psychotherapy

Gregory J. Johanson
2009 The Humanistic psychologist  
The article begins by reviewing concerns about the humanistic psychologyscience dialogue. It then moves to outline the contours of recent non-linear approaches to science, and how that understanding might interface with the use of mindfulness and the body in humanistic psychotherapy. Various ways in which both client and therapist use the awareness and compassionate aspects of mindfulness in passive and active ways are explored. Research involving the body in terms of interpersonal neurobiology
more » ... rsonal neurobiology and neuroplasticity, and its use as a royal road to the unconscious are outlined. A case study is referenced throughout. The conclusion returns to the basic concerns, and offers a final critique.
doi:10.1080/08873260902892121 fatcat:vkfp4sieyzcehjr6td4fgjmbxy