Martha Char Love Sonoma State University
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About me
I have a recent book co-authored with Robert Sterling, now available on Amazon (or go to our website http://careerstorefront.angelfire.com) entitled "What's Behind Your Belly Button?" Subtitled: "A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct". We are also exploring research for a second book at this time. I would be interested in sharing communication with anyone also studying and researching the enteric nervous system from a psychological perspective. I am semi-retired, but am still in the practice of consulting (with a Depth Psychology and Somatics emphasis) using the Somatic Reflection Process with a small amount of clients to assist people with dealing with their feelings of isolation, anxiety, stress and health issues, and in making life-decisions that support the intelligence of the gut instincts, in healing the trauma of the body/mind split, and in supporting a positive new image of human nature. Having worked directly with Dr. Mary McCauley and Isabel Myers in the 70s with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I have an extensive background in Typology and incorporate it into my coaching.
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  1. Martha Char Love & Robert W. Sterling (eds.) (2011). What's Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct. Createspace.
    “What’s Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct” is a narrative of the maturation of the sciences (psychology and neurology) and the authors’ combined experience, all of which started to take form in the 1960’s with the unrest of youth over the Viet Nam war—the era of “give peace a chance”. -/- In the 1970’s, the authors, Martha Char Love and Robert W. Sterling, were involved in an occupational and academic counseling-teaching (...)
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  2. Silver Love & Martha Love (2008). Healing the Trauma of the Body/Mind Split Through Accessing Instinctual Gut Feelings. Somatics Magazine-Journal of the Mind/Body Arts and Sciences (4):40-49.
    For the full text of this article see "Download Options PhiPapers Archive and click Download from Archive" at the bottom of this page. First 500 words of article: To my surprise last spring, an article titled “Gut Almighty”, which briefly explained the latest emotion theories on how intuition comes from the gut, was featured in Psychology Today (Flora, 2007) at the same time that my article on gut instinctual somatic responses and healthy life choices was published in Somatics Spring 07 (...)
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