Lisbeth Marcher and Sonja Fich are two of the cofounders of the Bodynamic Institute, a worldwide organization that offers Bodynamic Analysis training and services. Marcher is president of the European Association for Body-Psychotherapy. Fich is a psychotherapist, bodynamic analyst, and relaxation educator. Both live in Denmark.
"Long awaited, much anticipated, and truly a magnum opus, Body
Encyclopedia brings together many decades of research and
clinical practice. Lisbeth Marcher, Sonja Fich, and their
colleagues have produced an unparalleled system of both diagnosis
and treatment that will place body psychotherapy, and especially
Bodynamics, in the mainstream of both psychotherapy and medicine.
This work is both scientifically rigorous and accessible to all
professionals in the field of health care."
--Jacqueline A. Carleton, PhD, editor of the United States Association for Body Psychology Journal
"I believe that most schools of psychology and therapy have
failed to understand fundamental ways humans use to make meaning
about themselves in the world. Marcher, Fich, and their Bodynamic
colleagues make a stunning step forward in overcoming this error by
providing a fundamental developmental framework that helps us to
understand the pathways humans move through and how to work
effectively with our patients, young and old."
--Ed Tronick, PhD, professor of psychology, University of Massachusetts; chief faculty, Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program, University of Massachusetts; and director, Child Development Unit, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School "Body Encyclopedia brings together forty years of rigorous research, theory, and practice in the field of mind-body psychotherapy. In an outstanding class of its own, it contains the most precise anatomical understanding of the human condition along with numerous practice exercises generously articulated throughout the book. This offering from Lisbeth Marcher, Sonja Fich, and their Bodynamic colleagues brings a whole new level of essential knowledge to the field."
--Ian Macnaughton PhD, RCC, past president of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and editor of Body, Breath, and Consciousness and Embodying the Mind and Minding the Body "Body Encyclopedia by Lisbeth Marcher and Sonja Fich is the most detailed study of functional muscular anatomy for therapists that exists. This book will be an invaluable reference for all body psychotherapists."
--Dr. David Boadella, founder of Biosynthesis and the Energy and Character journal "Some forty years of research and theory come together in this key acquisition... It offers a satisfying blend of tested results from clinical practice paired with decades of research, considering diagnosis and treatment that will place body psychotherapy in line with mainstream medicine. ... Not to be missed!"
--Midwest Book Review