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Somatic Patterning, 1st edition

  • Mary Ann Foster

Published by Pearson (April 11th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

1st edition

Somatic Patterning

ISBN-13: 9780133027303

Includes: Paperback
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$74.66 $93.32

What's included

  • Paperback

    You'll get a bound printed text.


Somatic Patterning can help you

  • Boost Professional Skills
  • Improve Body Mechanics
  • Learn Simple Exercises to Improve Posture and Alleviate Pain


  • 414 pages
  • 500 illustrations and photos
  • 129 illustrated exercises
  • 300 endnotes, a glossary and an index. 

Save your back with Somatic Patterning! You'll be glad you did.


Somatic Patterning is the first book of its kind to provide a comprehensive overview of the somatic field. It will save you time and money because it consolidates diverse information about somatics from the groundbreaking body-mind therapies, as well as traditional information about patterning based on biomechanics.


 Somatic Patterningcovers a broad array of topics, including working with reflexes and developmental patterning to change deep-seated patterns, patterning joint and muscles function to improve efficiency and performance, and exploring organic and fluid movement approaches to release deep levels of stress. SP also presents exercises based on the latest research for training postural muscles to achieve joint stability.


Somatic Patterningis well documented with a comprehensive history, glossary, endnotes, bibliography, and index. It has excellent special features plus numerous photos and illustrations that make it a user-friendly sourcebook. Special features include a bridge to practice box for massage therapists and bodyworkers, links to practical application, and body stories (case studies).


Somatic Patterning is popular with self-starters who want practical exercises and research-based information to help them help themselves!

Table of contents


Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Somatic Patterns and Movement  

Chapter 2: Movement Problems, Holding Patterns, and Pain  

Chapter 3: Somatic Patterning Roots, Concepts, and Methods  

Chapter 4: Balancing Patterning Approaches  

Chapter 5: The Patterning Process



Chapter 6: Organic and Fluid Movement

Chapter 7: Developmental Patterning

Chapter 8: Neuromuscular Patterning

Chapter 9: Postural Stabilization

Chapter 10: Fundamental Movement Patterns



Chapter 11: Integrative Movement Modalities

Chapter 12: Integrative Manual Therapies  

Chapter 13: Physiological Patterning

Chapter 14: Behavioral and Cognitive Patterning

Chapter 15: Body-Based Psychotherapy






Patterning Exercise Appendix

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