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My (Jo’s) starting point with this chapter was with my own body, the body not of a therapist or supervisor but of an author and editor of this book. Weighed down by work and various domestic emergencies, the all too imminent deadline for writing this chapter felt terrifying, and my body responded by freezing, closing down all thought and imagination, and separating me from the many resonances and excited responses I had previously felt reading these chapters. As I re-read the chapters my attention was scattered, and focused more on my watch than on the beautiful ideas that were before me.