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The Wisdom Of Your Body by Hillary McBride

Updated: Apr 3

“Hillary McBride’s ‘The Wisdom of Your Body’ delves into the intricacies of the mind-body connection with a depth that resonates particularly well with massage therapy students entering IPSB’s Foundations class in the IMBP program. McBride skillfully navigates the complexities of psychology and bodywork, bridging the gap between these disciplines. The book seamlessly weaves together theoretical concepts and practical applications, offering a comprehensive understanding of how emotional experiences manifest in the body.

For IPSB students, the book serves as a compass, guiding them through the foundations of integrative psycho-structural bodywork. McBride’s insights not only expand their knowledge of anatomy and physiology but also cultivate a heightened awareness of the psychological dimensions of touch. Her emphasis on the interplay between emotions and physical sensations equips students with a nuanced perspective, fostering a more empathetic and effective approach to their future clients.

Furthermore, McBride’s engaging writing style and relatable examples create an accessible entry point for students, making complex ideas digestible. As they navigate the pages, they’ll find themselves not only absorbing theoretical frameworks but also gaining practical tools for recognizing and addressing emotional nuances during bodywork sessions.

In essence, ‘The Wisdom of Your Body’ isn’t merely a book; it’s a roadmap for aspiring bodyworkers at IPSB, guiding them toward a holistic understanding of the profound connections between mind and body. This text stands out as an invaluable resource, and required reading for Foundations class, ensuring that students embark on their professional journey with a solid foundation in both the physical and emotional dimensions of integrative bodywork.


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