Touch, the absence of touch, and trauma. Reflections on the recent 2023 USABP Annual Meeting.
In a world where everyone is profoundly touch deprived then yes, touch can easily equal trauma, or invoke traumatic memories, because it is unexpected and because it can be manipulative and because we are not connected to each other in such a world. In my mind this, the 18th meeting of this association, was evidence…
The Anatomy of Self Awareness
The human body is self-reproducing, self-organizing, and self-healing, but not without self-awareness.
knowing the body: abstract reason vs direct experience
Through my entire life I was never interested in American or Western history. I studied the history of Japan and Korea at Columbia and then for eight more years at UCLA. That was a long time ago, but I have been thinking more about the body and I have returned to history. However I have…