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ERIC Number: EJ1179220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Embodied Theater Ecology: Illuminating the Gap through Bridging Depth Psychology's Encounter with Performative Inquiry
Frantzich, Kirsten; Fels, Lynn
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n3 p272-281 2018
This article presents a new approach to psychological practice that dwells within the somatic, expressive, imaginal, poetic, narrative, and performative. Embodied Theater Ecology (ETE) as a form of Performative Inquiry is introduced and presented. This approach involves the performative unfolding of unlanguaged stories that lie at the heart of our clients' experiences of themselves and their worlds. The origins of this creative method are offered along with six principles and practices: Body as Ear; Undoing; Image & Central Metaphor; Living Artifacts & Evocative Objects; The Natural World; and Witnessing as Attending. The authors end with a call for practitioners to engage in the principles and practices of ETE as a means of calling into presence the hidden, the forgotten, the yet-to-be known stories embodied within us.
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Language: English
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