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Body Language & Homoeopathy

Body Language & Homoeopathy: Dr. Ajit Kulkarni
 
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Contents

  • Dedication iii
  • Acknowledgements v
  • Foreword vii
  • Prologue xi
  • Publisher's note xv
  • Nonverbal consciousness… xvii

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

1. KINESICS: THE SCIENCE OF BODY LANGUAGE 3-23

  • Body language is all around us…
  • Body as a dynamic constellation of symbols
  • Communication: The warp and the woof
  • Kinesics-The science of human understanding
  • Body language and emotions
  • The elements of visible code
  • Decoding nonverbal messages: Some examples
  • Movements need interpretation
  • Opening up new vistas of perception in homoeopathy…
  • Why is there a need to study BL in homoeopathy?

    2. HISTORY OF BODY LANGUAGE 25-34

  • Gestures first, words second
  • The writings on body language
  • Charles Darwin and other researchers's contribution
  • Are the body language gestures inborn, inherited, ingrained or learned
  • Further evolution

    3. ON LANGUAGE… 35-52

  • Can there be a world without language?
  • Definition of language
  • Language of human beings
  • Language and brain
  • The 'living' language: known and unknown
  • The linguistic diversity
  • Importance of language
  • Resemblance and distinction between body language and verbal language
  • Language and gesture - A single integrated spectrum
  • The 'script' of body language
  • Body language in relation with paralanguage
  • Neuro-linguistic programming(NLP)
  • The incompleteness of words
  • Blog discussion
  • Language as an embodied experience

SECTION II: ON COMMUNICATION…

4. BODY LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION 55-70

  • World as a sensory dimension
  • Problem with words
  • All behavior is communication
  • Body as a true medium
  • Role of feedback
  • Insight through awareness
  • Representational systems
  • Chronemics
  • Categories of nonverbal communication
  • Telegraphy of body language
  • Therapeutic functions of body language
  • Scientific basis of body language
  • Prodigious cosmic form of Lord Krishna

    5. COMMUNICATION SKILLS : A PRACTICAL APPROACH 71-105
  • Communication: A critical component
  • Communication: Meaning
  • The critical skills: Active listening & feedback
  • Adherence
  • Barriers to communication: 'Noise'
  • Explanation of some terms of noise
  • Basic qualities of communication: Positive & negative
  • Homoeopathic interview: Requisites
  • Techniques of communication
  • Interview hints: General
  • Hints for different types of patients
  • Conclusion

    6. INTRA-PSYCHIC COMMUNICATION, BL & HOMOEOPATHY 107-118
  • IPC: A symbolic internal process
  • Types of IPC
  • Carl Jung's contribution
  • Theories of dreams
  • The role of a homoeopathic physician
  • Talking with the self
  • Touching the self
  • Recapitulation

    7. THE MUSICAL MELODY OF SILENCE 119-131

  • The silent communication
  • To listen means to be here - now
  • Silence- The ultimate musical melody
  • Types of silence
  • Resonance
  • A Human being: A multi-faceted, composite entity
  • Conclusion

    8. CHARACTERS OF BODY LANGUAGE 133-144

  • Positive characters
  • Negative characters
  • The pivotal points
  • Body language: A double edged sword
  • Notes to remember

SECTION III: ELEMENTS OF BODY LANGUAGE

9. PERSONAL APPEARANCE 147-176

  • The first impression
  • Clothes and colours
  • Footwear
  • Hair-styles
  • Ornaments
  • Make-up
  • Aromas
  • Bodifications
  • Elective and non-elective traits
  • Personal appearance and body language
  • Warning signals
  • Homoeopathic perspective

    10. GESTURES 177-230
  • Definition
  • What do gestures serve?
  • Each gesture is a like a word in language
  • Types of gesticulations
  • Characters of gestures
  • Head gestures
  • The neck
  • The nose
  • The ear
  • The mouth
  • Arm gestures
  • Talking hands, palms and legs
  • Walking gestures
  • Gestures with mobile phone
  • Female courtship and come-on gestures
  • Smoking gestures
  • Conclusion

    11. POSTURE AND STANCE 231-284

  • The meaning of some terms
  • Gesture and posture: The 'movement' and the 'still'
  • Posture and energy
  • Posture and inter-personal relationship
  • Emotional postures
  • Posture and health
  • Sitting styles in a chair
  • Sitting postures
  • Closed and open postures
  • Submissive and fearful body postures
  • Myths and knowledge about postures
  • Static positions
  • Body stance and interpretation
  • Sleeping, noble and dancing postures
  • Car and scooter driving postures
  • Postures of some remedies

    12. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS 285-324

  • Face: The visual trademark
  • Face: The index of universe
  • Face: The attractiveness Halo
  • Face: The organ of emotions
  • Facial analysis: A difficult task
  • The concept of facial expression
  • Physiognomy
  • Facial signs as predictors and reflectors of disease
  • The sketching of emotions
  • Are facial expressions inherited?
  • Trustworthy or dominant face: A research report
  • Some facial expressions
  • Weeping gestures
  • Body language of ears, nose, cheeks, lips, mouth and chin in different cultures
  • Homoeopathic perspective
  • Body language of crying babies

    13. EYES: THE VISION WITHIN… 325-350

  • Eye: The greatest wonder
  • Eye: A symbol of consciousness
  • Brain, face and eyes
  • The function of seeing the 'true' image
  • The eyes and mind: Synthesis through body language
  • How the eyes communicate
  • Eyes in parlance
  • Eye contact
  • Eye movements
  • Gaze
  • The brows, the lids and the eyes
  • Decoding eye messages: Some examples
  • Love and eyes
  • Tears in the eyes
  • Interpretation of dreams of eyes
  • Cultural variations
  • Homoeopathic perspective

    14. VOICE AND INTONATION 351-366

  • Carving out the identity
  • Sound of the universe
  • Vocal cords, voice mechanism & key functions
  • Attributes of voice
  • Elements of speech
  • Interpretation of voice
  • The effect of stress on voice
  • Speech in psychiatric illness
  • Some do's and don'ts for ensuring good communication
  • 'Voicing' of homoeopathic remedies

    15. SPACE AND DISTANCING 367-394

  • We' and the 'Space'
  • Space and self-image
  • How near, how far and the boundaries…
  • Personal space bubbles
  • Personal and shared space
  • The win/win situation of shared space
  • The zones
  • Maintaining territory
  • Handling of space
  • The role of culture
  • Automatic and deliberate reactions to violations of personal space
  • Sitting postures for a doctor and a patient
  • Space, tactile communication and time
  • In the living room of a homoeopathic clinic
  • Homoeopathic remedies vis-à-vis space
  • The effect of stressors on space and distancing
  • The basic modes and their relation with space and distancing

    16. TACTILE COMMUNICATION 395-421

  • Touch: The earliest sense
  • Touch: The basic form of communication
  • Touch in parlance
  • Touch: The action forward
  • Characters of TC
  • Tactile communication and self-esteem
  • Examples of tactile communication
  • Handshake
  • Hugging and kissing
  • Touch as a healing therapy
  • Homoeopathic perspective

    17. VOCABULARY OF BODY LANGUAGE 423-430

  • Openness. Enthusiasm. Defensiveness. Anger. Readiness. Evaluating. Nervousness. Suspicion. Secretiveness. Rejection. Confidence. Needing reassurance. Frustration. Boredom. Acceptance. Dishonesty. Grief. Embarrassment. Indecision. Disgust. Fear.

    18. UNIVERSAL GESTURES 431-439

  • Gestures are the real universal language
  • Gestures in vogue
  • Argyle's list of universal gestures
  • Universal body language signals
  • The impact of culture on gestures
  • Differences in interpretation

SECTION IV: HOMOEOPATHIC PERSPECTIVE

19. RELEVANCE OF BODY LANGUAGE IN HOMOEOPATHY 443-466

  • Hahnemann's view
  • Man as a multi-dimensional, composite entity
  • Homoeopathic interview
  • Alignment with vital force
  • Utility of body language for a homoeopath
  • Resemblance between BL and Homoeopathy
  • Redefining the concept of Totality
  • Body Language : An analytical process
  • From 'symptoms' to a 'person'
  • The phenomenological concept
  • Fusion: The patient and the drug
  • Objective of study of BL
  • Selecting the rubrics
  • BL as pointers to diagnosis
  • Learning Materia medica through BL
  • The living Materia medica
  • Linking personality of drugs to body language
  • Conclusion

    20. BASIC MODES OF BL AND HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA 467-485

  • Materia medica: An enormous gamut of human suffering
  • Understanding basic modes
  • Linking remedies with basic modes
  • The Ego: Hypertrophy, atrophy, and lysis
  • Conclusion

    21. THE KINGDOMS AND BODY LANGUAGE 487-532

  • The remedy as a personality
  • The concept of karma, reincarnation and kingdom
  • Vedas and Patanjali Yoga
  • The evolution from lower to higher
  • The memory and reincarnation
  • Past life regression therapy
  • Relation of human beings with plants, animals and minerals

    22. DISCOVERING THE PATTERNS 533-549

  • The study of patterns
  • Pattern: Matching, recognition & formation
  • Layers of information
  • Dynamics of pattern in interrogation
  • Patterns and personality disorders
  • Entropy and patterns
  • Message clusters and pattern formation
  • 'Up' and 'Down' positions for pattern formation
  • The vital sign
  • Deriving the vital sign
  • Pattern, vital sign and synthesis
  • Some illustrations

    23. HANDY TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE 551-567

  • What makes practice a success?
  • Forming a psychic map
  • What Stanley Bing says
  • Guidelines concerning each element of body language
  • Follow-up patients
  • Your own aura
  • Key points
  • Need for constant polishing

    24. CLINICAL REPERTORY OF BODY LANGUAGE 569-655

  • Repertory as a micro-filming of Materia medica
  • Using the tool
  • Repertorial rubrics and body language
  • Clinical repertory of body language

    25. LEARNING THROUGH CASES 667-723

26. CONCLUSION 725 -736

  • Homoeopathy: The science of synthesis
  • Kinesics, machines and man
  • The unresolved maze of progress
  • Attention to body language pays dividends!
  • Analyzing the self
  • The reality beyond all change
  • Homoeopathic practice: A crusade
  • Defining an individual in totality
  • Sharpening the perception
  • Buddha on consciousness

REFERENCES 737-743

COMMENTS… 745 -750

 

 


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