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    In this accessible introduction to SomaCentric Dialoguing, Julie McKay Covert outlines the core techniques of the approach and shows how they can be applied to make therapeutic sessions of all kinds more effective. Explaining how individuals process and communicate information, she describes how therapists can identify each client’s unique language blend, and how they can use this knowledge to help them become more in tune with their body’s needs. Using the techniques described in this book, therapists of all kinds will learn how to get beyond the head and into the body to help clients heal more deeply.


Praise for The Insightful Body:

The Rosetta Stone for the Therapeutic Community

New Book Explores the Role of the Body in Effective Communication

    “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy,” declared German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Author Julie McKay took this statement to heart when writing her new book. “I have always paid attention to the importance of communication,” says McKay, director of the CLEAR Institute, who has spent ten years developing and refining her communication techniques.

    McKay’s book, The Insightful Body: Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing [January 2010, Singing Dragon, paperback, 256 pages, 978-1-84819-030-6, $24.95], helps clients learn how to become more aware of the messages their bodies try to communicate to them, which creates a deeper level of healing. Her system, SomaCentric Dialoguing, offers therapists simple yet effective techniques for improving communication with their clients, and for helping clients understand and articulate the messages of their body.

    “The Insightful Body is much more than a book,” writes Bruce Burger, MA, RPP, founder of Heartwood Institute and author of Esoteric Anatomy. “It is a step-by-step course for therapists, offering a range of processes and insights, to facilitate communication with the wisdom of their clients’ bodies.” The Insightful Body outlines the core techniques of SomaCentric Dialoguing and describes how they can be applied to make therapeutic sessions more effective. Guidance is provided on how to ask more effective questions in sessions, what words to use, and what words to avoid, for optimal results.

    McKay explains that individuals communicate and process information in different ways. She describes how therapists can identify each client’s unique language blend, and how they can use this knowledge to encourage them to become more in tune with, and more able to express, their body’s needs. 

    “I have learned how to identify what language my client speaks,” writes McKay, “so that I can more effectively communicate with them and the message their body has for them.” “A great gift to the therapeutic community,” lauds Maria C.S. Gabelberger, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist and Ericksonian hypnotherapist in private practice. “Julie has created a Rosetta Stone for healers to translate the wisdom which is inherent yet unique in every person’s body.”



What the Experts are Saying:

"The Insightful Body is much more than a book... it is a step by step course for therapists, offering a range of processes and insights, to facilitate communication with the wisdom of their clients' bodies."

- Bruce Burger, MA, RPP, founder of Heartwood Institute and author of Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness


"One of the most difficult things for a bodyworker to quantify is the subjective experience of "dis-ease" for each individual client. Julie defines and teaches that therapeutic quality of "presence". This book takes you beyond communicating with your client to true interaction with body, mind and spirit. I learned from this book, and because of it will continue to learn more with each interaction with my clients.

"Improved communication, improved outcomes, continued learning and growth for both the client and the bodyworker...Fabulous! This is what the therapeutic relationship is all about!

- Jean Wible, RN, BSN, NCTMB, LMT, HTCP, Author of "Pharmacology for Massage Therapy" and "Drug Handbook for Massage Therapists"


"As human consciousness evolves, we continue to develop greater and greater awareness of the mind/body connection, and the many ways in which our bodies mirror our emotions and thought patterns. In The Insightful Body:Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing, Julie McKay has given us a clear, insightful, ground-breaking roadmap for learning the language of the body, and listening to all it has to teach us about ourselves, and about those we seek to help.  It is an invaluable contribution to the literature on physical and expressive therapies."

- John E. Welshons, author, One Soul, One Love, One Heart and Awakening From Grief


"Julie McKay's The Insightful Body: Healing with SomaCentric Dialoging is an essential guide that proves that through communication and understanding we can all be the beneficiaries of powerful and healthy human connections. A must read for any therapist who aspires to unconditionally and effectively support their client's journey towards self discovery."

- Jean E. Thompson, D.C.


"Each day as a practitioner I am faced with the challenge of trying to understand, communicate and make a difference with each of my clients. Therapists must deal with the frustration of different personality types. Julie has given me the tools to better understand myself, know which type of communicator I am and help me correspond with my clients. Her advice is well-written, comprehensive and easy to implement.  It is a must read for any practitioner who wants to better comprehend and converse with their clients. After reading her book, I feel that I have the necessary tools to get beyond the communication barriers and treat the patient much more effectively."

- Dr. Kerry D'Ambrogio D.O.M., A.P., D.O.-M.T.P., P.T

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Osteopath, Physical Therapist, Founder of Therapeutic Systems Incorporated


"SomaCentric Dialoguing is a great gift to the therapeutic community. Julie has created a Rosetta Stone for healers to translate the wisdom which is inherent yet unique in every persons' body.

"This wonderful resource has something for every therapist of varying disciplines and skill levels. It is full of well-described techniques to start using right away. Julie provides concrete methods and easily breaks down the steps involved in getting your clients to inhabit their bodies and more fully access and utilize their inherent wisdom. The beginner will find the structure and techniques essential to create a productive session. The experienced will delve deeper and  be able to utilize the techniques from a new perspective and with better accuracy about what exactly will be most productive for this individual client.

"Similar to Milton Erickson, Julie really focuses on the nuances of words and the value that every person is an individual. She helps the therapist focus on the individual client's method of accessing their wisdom, using specific techniques and word choices.

"Her system of categorizing this material is highly informative. There are good reminders, particularly about helping our clients re-inhabit their bodies. She wonderfully describes how we disown our experiences and how we can re-own them in order to learn their lessons.

"Julie provides a bridge across many healing professions. Instead of creating divides between disciplines, she acknowledges and utilizes the wisdom of each and how they can inform each other.

"These techniques are extremely practical for those of us working in the talk therapy realm. I was able to immediately start using this work. I quickly recognized some clients and had new insights into communication that was most helpful for them.

"Mainstream American psychotherapy went from behavior to acknowledging cognition to re-integrating affect to considering spirituality. Julie helps us bring all of this back to the body, so Mind-Body-Spirit work can truly work as an integrated approach.

- Maria CS Gabelberger, Psy.D,  Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Ericksonian Hypnotherapist in Private Practice

The Insightful Body: Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing by Julie McKay

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