In Case Of Spiritual Emergency

Author: Catherine G. Lucas
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844093921
Size: 18,50 MB
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Personal stories of spiritual crises are presented alongside practical and effective guidance in this exploration of a fascinating phenomenon. When spiritual emergencies, such as mystical psychosis and dark nights of the soul, are understood, managed, and integrated, they can offer enormous potential for growth and fulfillment, and this book offers three key phases for successful navigation. Encouraging, supportive, and life-saving, this resource is essential for avoiding the mental, emotional, or spiritual paralysis or exhaustion that can result from underestimating the current age of increased individual and global emergencies.

The Call Of Spiritual Emergency

Author: Emma Bragdon
ISBN: 1456610066
Size: 10,87 MB
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A feast of revealing narratives expose the amazing story of how people deal with critical points in personal transformation, also known as spiritual emergency. With the increase of interest in yoga, meditation, mental health recovery, and recovery from addiction there is renewed interest in care that is not based on medication as much as empathy and compassionate companionship. This book helps anyone who doesn't have a language to understand intense inner experiences and confuses them with mental illness. If you have felt disoriented by intense spiritual experiences this book will help you understand where you are and where you may be heading. It is a map of the journey of spiritual awakening written by a psychologist who knows the territory well. Reading it may make the difference between heading off to the hospital to get drugs to stop the symptoms or staying home and knowing you are OK. Just because you have had a conversation with your spirit guide, or talked to the spirit of someone who has passed away doesn't mean you are having a breakdown. It could mean you are having a breakthrough to a higher level of functioning. The author is a psychologist and knows the territory.

Coping With A Mental Health Crisis

Author: Catherine G. Lucas
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1847093086
Size: 12,15 MB
Format: PDF
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This book is for anyone experiencing acute depression, anxiety, or emotional turmoil which doesn’t necessarily need to be medicalised. It offers holistic information that is not readily available within mainstream mental healthcare, encompassing the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. Topics include: · Why it’s vital to get the right support · Revisioning mental health · Working with soul · Healing approaches · Taking responsibility for our healing · Reaching out for support · Finding the right health care professionals · Focussing on success stories · Getting rid of the toxic · Making lifestyle changes · Seeing illness as a gift

911 The Spiritual Emergency System

Author: Jared Sawyer Jr.
Editor: Jared Sawyer Jr.
ISBN: 1511560827
Size: 20,59 MB
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We’re all familiar with 911, the federal alpha code, used across the country in the event of an emergency. 911 meets in-the-moment efficiency because of the convenience of dialing 3 numbers to reach someone in the case of emergency. Dialing 911 has grown to become an instinctive practice taught in schools, induced in our communities and has intertwined in the formality of health, other daily oriental policies and of course emergencies – all of which we can conclude as the major elements of stimulation in life; that help us function when need it the most. The spiritual realm experiences moments like this as well. Moments when we need a little bit more Jesus. 911, as a federal emergency system only reaches the remedies of the physical realm. It is a pleasure to share with you “911: The Spiritual Emergency System” – 9 scriptures, One God, One Word.

Rethinking Madness

Author: Paris Williams
Editor: Sky's Edge Publishing
ISBN: 0984986715
Size: 20,96 MB
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As the research continues to accumulate, we find that the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia and the other related psychotic disorders has lost virtually all credibility. We’ve learned that full recovery is not only possible, but may actually be the most common outcome given the right conditions. Furthermore, Dr. Paris Williams’ own groundbreaking research, as mentioned in the New York Times, has shown that recovery often entails a profound positive transformation. In Rethinking Madness, Dr. Williams takes the reader step by step on a highly engaging journey of discovery, exploring how the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia has become so profoundly misguided, while crafting a much more accurate and hopeful vision. As this vision unfolds, we discover a deeper sense of appreciation for the profound wisdom and resilience that lies within all of our beings, even those we may think of as being deeply disturbed, while also coming to the unsettling realization of just how thin the boundary is between so called madness and so called sanity.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of Transpersonal Psychology

Author: Harris L. Friedman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118591313
Size: 11,57 MB
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Handbook Of Emergency Psychiatry E Book

Author: Hani R. Khouzam
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323076610
Size: 15,38 MB
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This user-friendly resource presents a patient-centered approach to managing the growing incidence of major psychiatric emergencies in the outpatient setting. Abundant illustrations, tables, and algorithms guide you through the wide range of disorders discussed, and a color-coded outline format facilitates rapid access to essential information necessary for making a proper diagnosis for optimal management outcomes. Organizes information by patient presentation to help you distinguish among conditions that present with similar symptoms. Discusses medical conditions presenting with psychiatric symptoms, where appropriate. Highlights critical information in "Hazard Signs" boxes for quick, at-a-glance review. Uses acronyms and memory aids to enhance recall of information in moments of crisis. Features a chapter discussing the psychiatric effects of bioterrorism. Offers an Improved Suicide Risk Scale with criteria on impulsivity, plan, and lethal level of attempt. Provides valuable tips on interviewing and interacting with patients in various situations, as techniques will vary from depressed suicidal patients to manic and potentially assaultive individuals. Includes appendixes that discuss common psychiatric medications used and important lab values in the ER.

A Sourcebook For Helping People With Spiritual Problems

Author: Emma Bragdon
ISBN: 1456610058
Size: 10,29 MB
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As more people practice meditation, yoga, and participate in workshops for personal transformation, increasing numbers of them are having experiences related to spiritual awakening. The problem is they don't know the territory. An intense spiritual experience can seem overwhelming and scary and even be confused with going crazy. This practical book is the classic text, newly updated in 2006 (3rd edition), defining the problems that can arise when someone is disoriented by intense spiritual experiences. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in spiritual experiences and their relationship to mental health and mental illness. It distinguishes the differences between various mental pathologies and indicators of spiritual awakening. It clearly describes the kind of care one needs in a spiritual emergency process and how the care is dramatically different than conventional psychiatric treatment. It traces the history of how signs of spiritual awakening have been perceived in the past. Graduate schools of psychology use this book as a text because it is such a clear statement about the nature of spiritual crises and appropriate treatment. However, it is written in a style that is also appropriate for any adult reader. The author, a transpersonal psychologist, has written five other books on spiritual healing and awakening. The title of the first edition of this book was "A Sourcebook for Helping People in Spiritual Emergency" and was published in 1988.

The Survival Hypothesis

Author: Adam J. Rock
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476614423
Size: 15,37 MB
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Contemporary parapsychology tends to be preoccupied with ESP (telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition) and psychokinesis. In contrast, this cutting-edge anthology assembles an international team of experts from the fields of psychology, parapsychology, philosophy, anthropology and neuroscience to examine critically what is referred to as the survival hypothesis: the tentative statement or prediction that some aspect of our personhood (e.g., consciousness) persists subsequent to the death of the physical body. The appraisal of the survival hypothesis will be restricted to the phenomenon of mediumship; that is, humans who ostensibly communicate with the deceased. The book has been divided into four main sections: Explanation and Belief; Culture, Psychopathology and Psychotherapy; Empirical Approaches; The Present and Future. The issue of postmortem survival is supremely relevant to us all because the human encounter with death is, of course, a certainty.

The Descent Of Darwin

Author: Alfred Kelly
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469610132
Size: 16,89 MB
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In Germany, more than anywhere else, Darwinism was a sensational success. Setting his analysis against the background of popular science, Kelly follows popular Darwinism as it permeated education, religion, politics, and social thought in Germany. He explains how the popularizers changed Darwin's thought in subtle ways and how these changes colored their perceptions of Darwinism. Among the first purveyors of mass culture, the Germans provide valuable clues as to how seminal ideas move through a society. Originally published in 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.