Abstract

Psychotherapists are often focused on psychological and psychosocial feelings and events, while most of our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are also conditioned by neurophysiological modifications and modifying them, day and night, in a kind of permanent systemic interrelations. This article presents basic knowledge about brain functioning, neurotransmitters, psychobiology of dreams, heredity, and more and underlines the importance of such updated knowledge for every psychotherapist, especially if he/she works with emotions and body involvement. Some simple examples are given of the implication of this weaving between body and mind in an ordinary Gestalt therapy session.

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