Shamanism And Spirituality In Therapeutic Practice

Author: Christa Mackinnon
Editor: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 1848190816
Size: 20,18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explores the shamanic themes of altered states of perception; integrative wholeness of mind, body, soul and spirit; and transformative “healing” approaches and explains how a therapist can effectively integrate these into his or her practice. Original.

Shamanism And Spirituality In Therapeutic Practice Workbook

Author: Christa Mackinnon
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544050027
Size: 20,72 MB
Format: PDF
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This workbook has been designed to accompany the book 'Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice'. It covers the practical applications of part II of the original book, offering a more structured and easy access to exercises and tools, without the in-depths background descriptions, case studies, references, examples and explanations, which the reader can find throughout the book. The workbook is not designed to replace the book 'Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice" as it neither offers the profound understanding of shamanism, which the reader will gain from reading the original book, nor provides the background knowledge outlined in the book that enables therapeutic professionals to incorporate shamanic approaches and tools into contemporary therapeutic practice. The tools and exercises in this workbook are designed for practical application, no matter if the reader wants to utilise them in therapeutic practice or for personal development, but it is advised to use them in conjunction with the appropriate chapters of the original book.

Shamanism Made Easy

Author: Christa Mackinnon
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1788172795
Size: 15,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reconnect with your authentic self and bring meaning back into your life with the ancient, time-tested wisdom of shamanism. This book is a fantastic and comprehensive introduction to shamanism by a leading expert and teacher on the subject. Shamanism is the oldest and most enduring spiritual wisdom tradition on Earth. It offers powerful practices for healing and finding wholeness, and is appealing to a whole new generation of spiritual seekers. Shamanism Made Easy, written by a much loved university psychotherapist and shamanic teacher, explains the subject in a clear and easily digestible format, and shows why these deeply transformative techniques are so needed in our challenging times. In this book, the reader will learn, amongst many things, how to build an altar and create a sacred space, conduct ceremonies and design a daily ritual, connect with spirit helpers, ancestors and descendants, and use dance as a tool for awakening and freedom. Above all, readers will learn what it is like to undergo transformative journeys for personal healing and development. This book was previously published within the Hay House Basics series.

Spiritual Issues In Therapy

Author: William West
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230000975
Size: 13,93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Issues of spirituality are gaining increasing prominence within the therapeutic professions. Written by a leading figure in this emerging domain, this book provides a unique and creative focus for therapists wishing to consider how spirituality may inform or shape their own practice. William West innovatively draws together narratives from personal experience (both his own and that of other leading figures in the world of therapy), research and practice to address such vital questions as 'How can the therapeutic encounter be a safe place for spirituality to be considered?' and 'How can the spiritual life of the therapist be engaged in their work?' Students and practitioners will find this book both thought-provoking and inspiring, but ultimately highly practical and as such an essential practice companion.

Primitive Expression And Dance Therapy

Author: France Schott-Billmann
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317619161
Size: 12,10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a rigorous and comprehensive account of primitive expression in dance therapy, focusing on the use of rhythm and exploring the therapeutic potential inherent in the diverse traditions of popular dance, from tribal shamanic dance to styles such as rock, rap and hip-hop strongly present in our contemporary society. Drawing on the author’s vast experience in the field of dance therapy, the book examines biological, psychological and anthropological foundations of rhythm based therapies, considering their roots in biological rhythms such as the heartbeat and using such rhythms in therapy. Chapters include: • The link between animal and man: ethology • Shamanism • Gestural symmetry coupling with the other • Bilateralism as structuring dialogue • Rhythm dance therapy • New fields in the application of dance therapy. Clinical examples are provided throughout the book to comprehensively demonstrate how dance rhythm therapy can contribute to the use of the arts therapies. It offers a fresh perspective for researchers, psychotherapists and clinicians who want to use dance therapy techniques, as well as arts therapists and those who want to learn more about artistic and cultural dance.

The Shamanic Journey

Author: Paul Francis
ISBN: 9780995758605
Size: 11,70 MB
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An introduction to the ancient practice of shamanism, including step-by-step, practical exercises. More than just a book about shamanism however, the book is a detailed examination as to how our turning away from shamanism led to many of the mental health and environmental problems we now face, and the vital role shamanism can play in our recovery.

Spirituality And Art Therapy

Author: Mimi Farrelly-Hansen
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846422191
Size: 20,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reflecting the increasing recognition of the importance of the spiritual in healing, Spirituality and Art Therapy is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors are leading art therapists who write from diverse perspectives, including Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and shamanic. They explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations, such as bereaved children, emotionally disturbed adolescents, and the homeless. The relationships between spirituality and visual art, art therapy and transpersonal psychology are examined. Story and image are interwoven in the spiritual journeys of therapists and clients, and suggested creative exercises make this an accessible, practical resource for those who desire to understand and execute an holistic method of therapy. Arguing that art therapists can mediate between the sacred and the mundane, this pioneering book is an affirmation of the transformative power of art therapy.

Exploring Therapy Spirituality And Healing

Author: William West
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230365264
Size: 19,27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What place does spiritual need and healing have in the counselling room? Denying the spiritual dimension of personal distress can be potentially hurtful to clients, but the issue of spirituality is also fraught with professional and ethical issues for therapists. This book draws on original research to move the debate about spiritual need forwards in relation to therapeutic practice, supervision, and training. An international team of contributors offer a diverse range of perspectives to critically explore a wide spectrum of spiritual issues, including prayer, pastoral care and traditional healing. Edited by a leading figure in the field, this book: • Illuminates experiences of both clients and practitioners through detailed case vignettes • Draws on cutting-edge research in this growing field • Invites readers to address their own therapeutic practice with hands-on discussion points This measured and thoughtful approach provides a fascinating insight to an often complex and controversial topic. As such, the book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners of counselling and psychotherapy.

The Therapeutic Use Of The Shamanic Journey

Author: Steven Joseph Schmitz
Size: 17,42 MB
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Shamanic Counseling has been suggested as an effective and suitable alternative approach to counseling. This study investigated the lived experience and the psychospiritual change of 27 participants with no shamanic experience as they were initiated into the ancient spiritual practice of the shaman's journey. Fifty-seven participants were recruited by flyers, ads, and word of mouth from Northern California. The Integral Inquiry approach, a two group randomized experimental design, which blended quantitative and qualitative methods, was employed. Of the 28 measures that were analyzed, 17 showed statistically significant improvements for the Treatment Group over the Control Group in the areas of anxiety, forgiveness, health, hope, and spiritual orientation. Qualitative results indicated that all 27 participants of the Treatment Group were able to journey without any harmful side effects. Participant reports included an experience of empowerment, a calming effect, and a deepening of spiritual life. Results provide evidence that the use of the shamanic journey can have supplemental psychospiritual therapeutic benefit for clients in spiritual guidance, counseling, and psychotherapeutic settings.

Shamanism Spiritual Growth Healing Consciousness

Author: Christa Mackinnon
Editor: Flame Tree Illustrated
ISBN: 9781839641992
Size: 11,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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• Marketing activity is focused on visibility in-store and online • Pre-publication mailings to special interest media, national and regional magazines, • Major focus on gift, travel, tourist sector • Mailings and promotion to Museums and galleries and local exhibitions. Shamanism is a spiritual practice that has persisted since ancient times in Siberian, Mongolian, Indian, Native American, South American, Australian and other cultures around the world. Originally shamanism developed from our tribal ancestors’ ways of exploring and working with the universal forces of the spirit worlds and interacting with them to achieve healing and balance for their communities and its members, reaching a higher state of consciousness and remarkable spiritual knowledge and skills in the process. Today, people from any walk of life can choose to follow a shamanic path to open up their life to natural healing,expansion of consciousness and personal growth. This new book is divided into two parts: first learn what shamanism is – discover the origins, background, cosmology and practices of historical shamanism, as well as the forms contemporary shamanism can take, from pure traditional uninterrupted practices to non-indigenous and urban practitioners and teachers. The world-view of shamanism is explained, along with how the spirit world is seen as existing in three tiers (lower, upper and middle), all of which have their own spirit allies (power animals, guides and teachers, and nature spirits), and the four directions of the wheel of life. Key practices such as the shamanic journey, ceremony and ritual, trance dancing, dreaming, plant medicines and working with nature energies are also described. Then, in the second part of the book, you will be introduced to the first steps in your own shamanic path: the basics of how to start; altars and daily ceremonies; exercises for connecting with your spirit guides, ancestors and nature; and transformative and healing journeys.