In the context of displaced material, body language or simple movement refers to inadvertent responses of the body to subtle, unconscious “messages” from the right hemisphere. “You are in some kind of danger,” for example, is a common message that makes clients fold their arms in front of them. However, when asked, clients usually deny their fear, for the transaction that sent the message from the right hemisphere to the arms was unconscious. Thus, it becomes extremely important for therapists to study their clients’ and their own muscular movements, postures, gestures, and other somatic reactions during therapy.


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