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Sacred Therapies The Kundalini Yoga Meditation Handbook for Mental Health

Author : David Shannahoff-Khalsa
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Explains how to use Kundalini yoga meditation to treat psychiatric disorders including, panic disorders, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autism and asperger's disorder.

Nature Technology and the Sacred

Author : Bronislaw Szerszynski
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This provocative and timely book argues that contemporary ideas and practices concerning nature and technology remain closely bound up with religious ways of thinking and acting. Using examples from North America, Europe and elsewhere, it reinterprets a range of 'secular' phenomena in terms of their conditioning by a complex series of transformations of the sacred in Western history. The contemporary practices of environmental politics, technological risk behaviour, alternative medicine, vegetarianism and ethical consumption take on new significance as sites of struggle between different sacral orderings. Nature, Technology and the Sacred introduces a radically new direction for today's critical discourse concerning nature and technology – one that reinstates it as a moment within the ongoing religious history of the West.

Outdoor Therapies

Author : Nevin J. Harper
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Drawing on the leading voices of international researchers and practitioners, Outdoor Therapies provides readers with an overview of practices for the helping professions. Sharing outdoor approaches ranging from garden therapy to wilderness therapy and from equine-assisted therapy to surf therapy, Harper and Dobud have drawn common threads from therapeutic practices that integrate connection with nature and experiential activity to redefine the "person-in-environment" approach to human health and well-being. Readers will learn about the benefits and advantages of helping clients get the treatment, service, and care they need outside of conventional, office-based therapies. Providing readers with a range of approaches that can be utilized across a variety of practice settings and populations, this book is essential reading for students, practitioners, theorists, and researchers in counseling, social work, youth work, occupational therapy, and psychology.

Complementary Alternative Therapies in Nursing Eight Edition

Author : Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
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Now in its eighth edition, this highly acclaimed, newly revised and expanded text continues to deliver innovative practice guidelines for evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies that can easily be incorporated into curriculum and applied directly to practice. The book describes holistic treatments that are culturally appropriate for clients across the life span and NCLEX®-relevant content appropriate for preparation of advanced practice nurses. The eighth edition reflects an expanding interest in these therapies worldwide and features numerous sidebars by international contributors who provide a global perspective that builds readers’ understanding of the cultural derivations and uses of complementary therapies. The new edition also highlights digital and technical advances, provides key updates to foundations for practice, and describes cutting-edge research. Included is a description of the evolution and establishment of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and its current national agenda. Updated legal information regarding regulation and credentialing, enlarged safety and precaution content, and the inclusion of a broad range of therapies add to the utility of this new edition. The only book about complementary and alternative therapies written specifically for nurses that focuses on essential evidence for practice, the text uses a consistent format to present a definition and description of each therapy, a summary of how it evolved, and a rationale for its use. The scientific basis and research evidence for use of each therapy in a variety of specific patient populations is emphasized. Sidebars in each chapter describe the use of various therapies in different settings worldwide. All chapters provide practical guidelines for using the therapies to promote health and comfort while increasing patients’ well-being and satisfaction with care. New to the Eighth Edition: Updated research-based content, including new cutting-edge references Expanded content about technology and digital resources New Foreword and endorsements by prominent scholars Describes key steps in evolution of the NCCIH and its current national agenda Highlights indigenous culturally based therapies New chapter: “Systems of Care: Sowa Rigpa—The Tibetan Knowledge of Healing” New chapter: “Independent Personal Use of Complementary Therapies” New chapter: “Afterword: Creating a Preferred Future—Editors’ Reflections” Updated information on legal concerns, regulation, and credentialing Enlarged safety and precaution content Helpful tips for selecting practitioners Use of therapies for nurses’ and patients’ self-care Strategies for initiating institution-wide therapies and programs Key Features: Delivers comprehensive and current guidelines for therapy use Written by highly respected nurse experts Employs a consistent format for ease of use Describes instructional techniques and safety precautions for each therapy Provides a strong international focus

Psychotherapy and the Sacred

Author : C. Michael Smith
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The richness and scope of this work challenges mental health professionals to rethink both their theoretical assumptions and their mode of practice.

Sacred Bond

Author : Richard W Hanhardt
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In this extensive and vividly presented study, Mr. Hanhardt provides a model of how the spiritual life emerges at times of change and suffering in our lives. He presents a new view of ancient structures in the human psychethe relationships that are our greatest gifts and that emerge into the realm of the spiritual. This study is based upon decades of research into multiple traditions but fully relies on the description of the most powerful healing structures we have, which are found in each member of the Christian Trinity. To achieve the goal of the growth of love, the ultimate purpose of human suffering, we must invite God into the process. This book is designed for all who are involved in the healing process and is written in a language that is both accessible to the general public and also challenging of the traditional training and practice of psychotherapists and counselors. Mr. Hanhardt also presents throughout the book many techniques and structured self-studies and meditations for healing for clients and seekers who are directing their own healing process.

Urgent Interventional Therapies

Author : Nicholas N. Kipshidze
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Illustrating the differences between urgent interventions andinterventions performed to manage chronic conditions the authorspresent the chapters in a consistent template for ease of usecovering; background, indications, evidence review, devicedescription, procedural techniques, follow-up care, andcomplications. Shows the differences between interventions performed to managechronic conditions and interventions that are truly urgent Chapters follow a consistent structure from background throughindications, evidence review, device description, proceduraltechniques to follow-up care and complications More than 40 high definition videos, hosted on companionwebsite ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/kipshidze/interventionaltherapies"www.wiley.com/go/kipshidze/interventionaltherapies/a,complete with tips and tricks, provide a visual learning tool

SACRED SUNDAYS

Author : Dionne Q. Blackwell Aka Empress Kali
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Sacred Sundays is a self-help guide book to help the thousands of women who are care takers and nurturers of others before they take care of and nurture themselves. As women, we often times give the entire essences of who we are to others, not honoring our own self-worth nor understanding how to balance the life we have created or been given. Sacred Sundays was written to help the powerful and powerless super women living on the edge of burnout and breakdown fi nd ways to press pause and take time out of their busy schedules to restore and rejuvenate their mind and bodies, as well as how to fi nd spiritual transformation through personal and sacred intimacy. Isn’t it time for you to care for yourself the same way you care for others?

Tipping Sacred Cows

Author : Jake Breeden
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Strategies for overcoming the "sacred cows" that hold people back at work We all know the "sacred cows" at work?the conventional wisdom to try your best, work well with others, and produce excellent work. But these cherished nuggets of advice, in practice, have a dark side that can lead to career-limiting unintended consequences. Based on Jake Breeden's experience coaching thousands of leaders in 27 countries, and the latest scientific research in behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, Tipping Sacred Cows reveals how to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade as virtues at work, and how to lead with fewer self-imposed limitations and greater results. Identifies the seven most common sacred cows at work, including balance that turns bland, creativity that conceals narcissism, and passion that becomes obsession Offers simple steps for recognizing and overcoming the potentially career-limiting effects of each of the most common sacred cows Written by Jake Breeden, a faculty member at Duke University's Corporate Education program, rated by Businessweek and The Financial Times as #1 in the world Tipping Sacred Cows shines a light on the hidden traps that lie between good intentions and great results, clearing a path so leaders can finally realize their full potential at work. Take this quick 21-question survey to find out which of the seven sacred cows are standing in your way at work.

Medicine Religion and the Body

Author : Elizabeth Burns Coleman
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This book explores the ways in which the body is sacred in Western medicine, as well as how this idea is played out in questions of life and death, of the autopsy and of the meanings attributed to illnesses and disease. Ritual and religious modifications to, and limitations on what may be done to the body raise cross cultural issues of great complexity philosophically and theologically, as well as sociologically - within medicine and for health care practitioners, but also, as a matter of primary concern for the patient. The book explores the ways in which medicine organises the moral and the immoral, the sacred and the profane; how it mediates cultural concepts of the sacred of the body, of blood and of life and death.

Occupational Therapies without Borders Volume 2 E Book

Author : Frank Kronenberg
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The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students

Complementary Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice

Author : Karen Lee Fontaine
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A clearly written book that provides an excellent introduction to alternative therapies. Systematized health care practices, botanical healing, manual healing methods, mind-body techniques, spiritual therapies, and more. For nurses and practitioners in allied health fields who seek to expand their practice to offer wider choices to consumers of health care.

Alternative Complementary Therapies

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Shamans Mystics and Doctors

Author : Sudhir Kakar
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Sacred Pain

Author : Ariel Glucklich
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Why would anyone seek out the very experience the rest of us most wish to avoid? Why would religious worshipers flog or crucify themselves, sleep on spikes, hang suspended by their flesh, or walk for miles through scorching deserts with bare and bloodied feet? In this insightful new book, Ariel Glucklich argues that the experience of ritual pain, far from being a form of a madness or superstition, contains a hidden rationality and can bring about a profound transformation of the consciousness and identity of the spiritual seeker. Steering a course between purely cultural and purely biological explanations, Glucklich approaches sacred pain from the perspective of the practitioner to fully examine the psychological and spiritual effects of self-hurting. He discusses the scientific understanding of pain, drawing on research in fields such as neuropsychology and neurology. He also ranges over a broad spectrum of historical and cultural contexts, showing the many ways mystics, saints, pilgrims, mourners, shamans, Taoists, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, and indeed members of virtually every religion have used pain to achieve a greater identification with God. He examines how pain has served as a punishment for sin, a cure for disease, a weapon against the body and its desires, or a means by which the ego may be transcended and spiritual sickness healed. "When pain transgresses the limits," the Muslim mystic Mizra Asadullah Ghalib is quoted as saying, "it becomes medicine." Based on extensive research and written with both empathy and critical insight, Sacred Pain explores the uncharted inner terrain of self-hurting and reveals how meaningful suffering has been used to heal the human spirit.

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Author : Laury Rappaport
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This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience. Written by pioneers and leaders in the arts therapies and psychology fields, the book includes 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives: 1) the history and roots of mindfulness in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies; 2) the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness; 3) innovative approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies; 4) arts therapies approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; 5) mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and 6) the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their pioneering work with diverse applications: people with cancer, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, severe mental illness, clients in private practice, adolescents at camp, training dance and art therapists, and more. This rich resource will inspire and rejuvenate all clinicians and educators.

The Creative Therapies and Eating Disorders

Author : Stephanie L. Brooke
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Creative Therapies with Eating Disorders is a comprehensive work that examines the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and spirituality to treatment issues relating to eating disturbance. The author's primary purpose is to examine treatment approaches which cover the broad spectrum of the creative art therapies. The collection of chapters is written by renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, and drama. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client art work, diagrams, and.

Alternative Therapies in Pregancy

Author : J. Meier
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For those who would rather avoid regular medication and chemicals, and who would opt to for alternative therapies for use during pregnancy and childbirth. This new edition contains information on the development of your baby each month and talks about what you and your partner may be feeling.

Masters of Narrative and Collaborative Therapies

Author : Tapio Malinen
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"Tom Andersen, Harlene Anderson, and Michael White have shaped the landscapes of dialogical, collaborative, and narrative therapies. All three share a common curiosity for meaning making as a relational process, a curiosity that emerges from their transcripts and allows us a glimps into their wisdom, compassion, and skill. Contexualized by editors and contributors, readers can experience how many ideas and practices, which we take for granted, are challenged by a more relational framework"--

Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies

Author : Lakshmi C. Mishra
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Arguably the oldest form of health care, Ayurveda is often referred to as the "Mother of All Healing." Although there has been considerable scientific research done in this area during the last 50 years, the results of that research have not been adequately disseminated. Meeting the need for an authoritative, evidence-based reference, Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies is the first book to analyze and synthesize current research supporting Ayurvedic medicine. This book reviews the latest scientific information, evaluates the research data, and presents it in an easy to use format. The editor has carefully selected topics based on the availability of scientific studies and the prevalence of a disease. With contributions from experts in their respective fields, topics include Ayurvedic disease management, panchkarma, Ayurvedic bhasmas, the current status of Ayurveda in India, clinical research design, and evaluation of typical clinical trials of certain diseases, to name just a few. While there are many books devoted to Ayurveda, very few have any in-depth basis in scientific studies. This book provides a critical evaluation of literature, clinical trials, and biochemical and pharmacological studies on major Ayurvedic therapies that demonstrates how they are supported by scientific data. Providing a natural bridge from Ayurveda to Western medicine, Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies facilitates the integration of these therapies by health care providers.