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Psychosomatic
Psychosomatic refers originally to the natural connection of the integrated human. As humans we have a physical nature in our bodies or somas, and a living presence as personalities through our psyches.


Unfortunately this useful word has become debased over time and is often (mis)used to imply that the way our bodies respond to life should be ignored or dismissed as same kind of false fiction in our minds.

We reject this error because we know that the sensations felt in our bodies indicate the existence of things we already know about. By looking into somatic responses we are often able to determine how they came to be.

See also Somatoform Disorder.
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