Body Aware


Body Aware

Rediscover Your Mind Body Connection, Stop Feeling Stuck, and Improve Your Mental Health through Simple Movement Practices

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Second Place Book Award

Second Place Award

Honorable Mention Book Award

Honorable Mention


When we talk about movement, most of us think “exercise.” But the way we move our bodies–how we walk, roll, dance, stretch, connect, and take up space–is about so much more than physical fitness. Our movements impact our mental and emotional health…and when we change the way we move, we can change the way we live. Licensed clinical professional counselor and board-certified dance and movement therapist Erica Hornthal–aka “The Therapist Who Moves You”–takes readers on a step-by-step journey, showing how a mindful movement practice can: Help ease symptoms of depression Build a greater sense of connection and intimacy with loved ones Slow down thoughts to lessen anxiety and panic Impact how–and what–we feel. Readers will learn to identify where they physically hold their emotions; understand and interpret their body’s unique language; explore bodily sensations; identify emotional blockages; and upgrade harmful thought cycles.