Like the brain of any animal, the human brain grows to represent and regulate a body form in movement . And from even before birth, the self-formation of a personal self in the brain of the fetus is led by manifestations of movement. “Human languages are coaxed into the brain, initially by the melodic intonations of motherese by which emotional communication becomes the vehicle for propositional thought.” (Panksepp et al., 2012, p. 11). The prosody of the client’s voice sometimes sums-up the therapeutic change itself. In the example below of Stephen’s work a client is talking of an emerging ‘new me’ in contrast to an ‘old me.’2 The ‘old me’ was marked with ‘a lack of self-respect.’ ‘I blame myself when things go wrong, I believe I’m not working hard enough.’ The voice is drone-like, body hardly moving.
Humans have probably seen themselves as part of the harmony of the … Read More