The Body Knows Best: Integrating Somatic Awareness and Brain Biology into Adventure-Based Therapeutic Programming

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The Body Knows Best: Integrating Somatic Awareness and Brain Biology into Adventure-Based Therapeutic Programming
Jo Ann Orr, LCSW


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Other neuroscientists that are researching similar topics:

  • Antonio Damasio

  • Joseph LeDoux

  • Steve Porges

  • Rodolfo Llinas

  • Riche Davidson

(from forward in Trauma and the Body by Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.)


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