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'''Body rocking''', is the often repetetive movements of the [[Human body|body]] backwards and forwards from the waist.
 
'''Body rocking''', is the often repetetive movements of the [[Human body|body]] backwards and forwards from the waist.
   
This is often taken to be a comfort, soothing behavior in all ages, and also a [[behavior]] that focuses the [[mind]] and [[distraction|distracts] or maintains sensory input and a sense of [[body awareness]] and thus [[existence|existential]] integrity.
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This is often taken to be a comfort, soothing behavior in all ages, and also a [[behavior]] that focuses the [[mind]] and [[distraction|distracts]] or maintains sensory input and a sense of [[body awareness]] and thus [[existence|existential]] integrity.
   
It was a feature of [[institutionalization|instituionalised]] behaviour in [[asylums|psychiatric institutions]] before the advent of [[psychiatric medication]], of which it may now be a [side effect]]
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It was a feature of [[institutionalization|instituionalised]] behaviour in [[asylums|psychiatric institutions]] before the advent of [[psychiatric medication]], of which it may now be a [[side effect]]
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Jactatio capitas nocturna]]
 
*[[Jactatio capitas nocturna]]
 
*[[Rythmic movement disorder]]
 
*[[Rythmic movement disorder]]
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Body]]
 
[[Category:Body]]
 
[[Category:Body rocking]]
 
[[Category:Body rocking]]

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Body rocking, is the often repetetive movements of the body backwards and forwards from the waist.

This is often taken to be a comfort, soothing behavior in all ages, and also a behavior that focuses the mind and distracts or maintains sensory input and a sense of body awareness and thus existential integrity.

It was a feature of instituionalised behaviour in psychiatric institutions before the advent of psychiatric medication, of which it may now be a side effect

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