Self At Zero - Bringing Spontaneity To The Treatment Of B P D

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a debilitating disorder of the self, the treatment of which to date has been largely confi ned to cognitive skills acquisition and verbal psychotherapies. This article describes the use of non-verbal kinaesthetic therapies, such as circus arts and action methods, in a specialist treatment centre. The effect of this new approach on clients at the centre is described with reference to the development of the false self, the self at zero, and the key element of spontaneity that provides the impetus for growth.

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