Achieving Equilibrium

A Simple Way to Balance Body and Mind

By (author) Gaylin Tudhope, By (author) Ros Draper

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  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : April 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 142
  • Size : 129mm(w) x 198mm(h)
  • Catalogue No : 95186
  • ISBN 13 : 9781801520751
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A different and exciting form of self-care in the form of practical mind to body self-regulation.

In the challenging times of the 21st century, looking after oneself and navigating the bumps in the road has become more difficult than ever. However, this fascinating book, written by two psychotherapists with many years of experience, provides a simple and reliable means of restoring the balance which is vital for the robust body mind system we need if we are to be able to bounce back from adverse experiences.

It is this balance (homeostasis) that provides us with the highway to wellbeing and it is our body mind system’s innate capacity to self regulate which is at the core of this book. Using six key Autogenic Training exercises, the authors provide readers with the skillset to self regulate at any time or any place. These exercises can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and involve body scans, breathing and other bodily awareness exercises.

About the author

By (author) Gaylin Tudhope

Gaylin Tudhope is a psychologist and psychotherapist with 32 years of professional experience in Autogenic Psychotherapy, Lifespan Development and Coherence Therapy. She offers a bespoke service using techniques developed over her professional life as a clinician, lecturer and lifelong student.? Focus is on rebalancing the autonomic nervous system and body chemistry, managing trauma via physiological and psychological techniques and achieving mental balance and well-being by working from a molecular level outwards.? Gaylin is socio-culturally trained to help people process their issues with sensitivity to their world view. 

By (author) Ros Draper

Ros Draper is a therapist, teacher and supervisor who has made major contributions to the development of family therapy and systemic practice in Britain over the last 40 years. When Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic, London and working at the Institute of Family Therapy, London, she developed her practice in both adult and child psychiatric settings. Ros was chair for the Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College, University of London MSc in a Systemic Approach to Management, Coaching and Consultation. She currently offers therapy, supervision and consultation online.

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Marianne Le Coyte Grinney, specialist family & systemic psychotherapist and clinical lead on 17/07/2023

“The guidance from this book has immeasurably enhanced both my personal and professional life. 'Achieving Equilibrium' is an eloquent, accessible, engaging manual that can be used across cultural, professional and personal domains to enable self-regulation.”

Judith Wren, former chairperson of the British Autogenic Society on 17/07/2023

“This volume will enable many to become aware of Autogenic Therapy. It will be a pleasure to share copies with colleagues and friends.”

Maureen Treanor, psychotherapist, supervisor and mindfulness teacher on 17/07/2023

“This is a very welcome book.The authors have given us a clear and comprehensive pathway using Autogenic Training exercises to help us heal our bodies and mind. I will be recommending this book to my clients as a tool to support their wellbeing.”

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