Sandra Reeves' Nine Ways of Seeing a Body is a delightful, readable set of beginning points or lenses through which to constantly consider and reconsider embodied practice. Sandra's perspective is informed both by her years of professional practice as well as her more recent in-depth exploration of how to reflect on her practice. I am already looking forward to the second book.
--Dr Phillip Zarrilli
In this compact and accessible book Sandra Reeve invites the reader to engage with `the body' through nine different lenses. The ensuing thought provoking journey will be of particular value to psychotherapists, arts therapists, and those interested in new ways of being.
--Anna Chesner: London Centre for Psychodrama
This book is a delightful, readable set of beginning points or lenses through which to constantly consider and reconsider embodied practice... I am already looking forward to the second book.
--Phillip Zarrilli: Artistic Director, The Llanarth Group
From the Author
"...when I was living in Java, I had the insight that when I used the word `body', I was talking about something different from a colleague who used the same word.
I was astonished. At that time it was already clear to me that notions of self were culturally specific and that each person's experience of self was unique, but the body seemed so `there', so biological, anatomical, physiological, indisputable... In that moment of practice, I understood that how we view our bodies, the way we inhabit our bodies and our experience of `body' is equally varied.
More recently, I began to investigate different views of the body to contextualise my own work and to see how those views might have influenced my current position as a movement teacher, artist and psychotherapist engaged in movement, performance, embodiment and ecology. I am constantly working with bodies."