Therapy, Nudity & Joy by Aileen Goodson
The Therapeutic Use of Nudity Through the Ages from Ancient Ritual to Modern Psychology

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"Spellbinding...illuminating...there is nothing else like it! What the Kinsey Report did for the 1940s, Therapy, Nudity & Joy will do for the 1990s!" - Ashley Montagu, Anthropologist & author of Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin. "Humanism, healing, & human potential are blended with a touch of literary genius. Compelling reading!" - John Money, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. The first book published that seriously considers the place & value of human nudity in our own society & others, both ancient & modern. Opening with a blockbuster description of the first nude encounter group, Dr. Goodson takes the reader to a twenty-year reunion where the participants tell how the experience dramatically changed their lives. During a time when anti-First Amendment legislation threatens the simple viewing of the natural human form, this important work asks the questions: What affect does nakedness have on the human psyche? Are children frightened by their parents nudity? Does group nudity affect the success of therapy sessions? Is the naked body obscene? The answers are surprising & fascinating. Essential for healthcare workers, behavioral scientists, historians & a curious general readership. Distributed by Baker & Taylor, Ingram, the distributors, & direct.
 

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Published July 1, 1991 by Elysium Growth Pr. 381 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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