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Author : Hans TenDam
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2015-12-03
Page : 418
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1312303654
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This is a text book used in training programs around the world. It describes a methodical way of working that transcends ordinary psychotherapy while retaining a professional attitude. It avoids artificial hypnotic inductions and psychic interventions, but ties in directly with the experiences of the client.The style is down-to-earth, to-the-point, practical and fearless


Author : Eric Alsterberg Phd
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
Release : 2011-09-02
Page : 354
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1612049613
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Synopsis: Do you want to transform your life? Would you like a connection with the divine within yourself to create an intimate and sacred relationship with God?---- Healing and Transformation: Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary by Dr. Eric Alsterberg is a revolutionary how-to manual that will inspire you to recognize and understand the voice of the Higher Being that speaks within each of us. Alsterberg teaches you how to heal old emotional wounds and traumas, move away from dysfunctional patterns, and return to a more spiritual path. His astonishing insights into exploring the various challenges and adversities in life and viewing them as opportunities to evolve physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually will become words to live by as we face an uncertain future in a secular society.----- Accept the ultimate truth that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Relinquish your ego to walk a spiritual path and learn how to fully experience unconditional love, complete forgiveness and nonjudgement. Healing and Transformation: Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary will teach you how to heal and transform your relationship with yourself, your loved ones, your community and ultimately, the nation and world in which we live.---- About the Author: Dr. Eric Alsterberg is a writer, psychologist, and certified hypnotherapist. He is actively involved in spiritual teachings, mentoring others through his expertise in metaphysics. He is a member of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (the Edgar Cayce Foundation), the Astara Mystery School, and the Reconnection, Eric Pearl healing technologies. Dr. Alsterberg lives in Michigan.-----


Author : Emmett E. Miller, M.D.
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 1996-12-01
Page : 288
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 9781401929756
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Emmett Miller, M.D., practicing as a traditional family doctor for 20 years, discovered that when a part of your body is sick, the whole body system is out of balance. He saw that how his patients thought about and saw life, affected and seemed to create whatever their current state of health was. He has stated that it is not enough to heal the particular illness without understanding the emotional and psychological basis for the ailment or problem. We must heal the entire person...not just a specific part. Dr. Miller has had great success with guided imagery to promote physical health and emotional well-being. He has even been successful using guided imagery to do minor surgery without any anesthetic, again proving the mind/body connection, and the control of our bodies by our thoughts. Through the presentation of stories, reflections, and case studies, Dr. Miller presents his wonderful, deep healing theories that will instill a new sense of hope and optimism into all who read this book.


Author : Leslie Davenport
Publisher : Celestial Arts
Release : 2011-02-16
Page : 224
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0307778746
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A guide to healing from trauma and crisis though the transformative potential of creative visualization techniques. Tapping into the heart's wisdom through creative visualization is an ancient practice, but today guided imagery is used as an adjunct to conventional medical therapies for health issues ranging from cancer and heart disease to post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction. This inspiring guide provides contemporary techniques for using it to transform moments of pain, emotional turmoil, and interpersonal conflict into opportunities for growth and self-realization.


Author : Ruth Ammann
Publisher : Open Court Publishing
Release : 1991
Page : 140
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 9780812691412
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Sandplay is a powerful method of psychotherapy, based on practical, creative modelling - literally a "hands-on" approach to healing the whole person. Sandplay has both diagnostic and therapeutic value, and is efficacious for adults and children. Since there are no preconceived ideas about "art" in sand, there is a wonderful freedom and flow in using sand creatively. This book focuses on the process of sandplay and how it works. Ammann's account draws upon her wide knowledge of myth and folk tale, but remains a practical work, dealing systematically with the "how-to" details, the necessary role of sand pictures in enhancing the self-regulation of the psyche, the two routes from psyche to sand pictures, and the symbolic interpretation of spatial phenomena. Ammann illustrates these principles in several case histories. "Healing and Transformation in Sandplay" contains a plea to therapists to make greater use of sandplay, alongside classical dream analysis. As a means to liberate the forces of the brain's right hemisphere - the intuitive and bodily rather than logical or rational - sandplay activates deep layers of the unconscious in the service of healing and development, layers hard to reach with more verbal methods of therapy.


Author : Alain Herriott
Jody Herriott
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2013-07-23
Page : 256
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 1583948104
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Quantum-Touch teaches techniques for focusing and amplifying life-force energy (chi) through simple breathing and body-awareness exercises. This practice stimulates our biological intelligence to promote healing in everything from major immune disorders to chronic pain to emotional disturbances. A new addition to Alain Herriott’s successful series that includes Supercharging Quantum-Touch, this manual of advanced techniques is geared toward those who already know the basics of Quantum-Touch or have backgrounds in general energy healing, Chinese disciplines such as tai chi and qi gong, or the yogic and dance disciplines. Techniques are presented through step-by-step exercises that facilitate the energy flow through both teacher and patient. This energy transference encourages bone alignment, stress reduction, and deep and lasting healing. Quantum-Touch Core Transformation shows how to truly experience oneself (emotionally, spiritually, physically) and to begin to open consciousness and enter a whole new level of being. Written in the trademark thoughtful, engaging style of Quantum-Touch authors, this book is an authoritative resource for any alternative-health professional involved in serious bodywork.


Author : Judy Hall
Publisher : Fair Winds Press
Release : 2020-10-06
Page : 176
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1631599755
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Use the magic of crystal grids to create, heal, and manifest goals and intentions. A condensed version of The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Grids, Crystal Grids Handbook shows you the fundamentals of constructing an effective grid. Learn how to harness the power of sacred geometry to activate and amplify the power of your crystals. Featuring dozens of grids designed by the world's leading crystal expert, Judy Hall, this truly is the essential quick-reference guide. You'll find beginner grids based on basic geometric shapes and templates as well as advanced grids for deep healing and transformation. Learn how to select the best crystal for a particular grid or purpose as well as how to correctly set up, activate, and dismantle a grid. This indispensable little volume includes grids for: Love Manifesting prosperity Career Healing Protection Filled with beautiful photos and illustrations, Crystal Grids Handbook is your step-by-step guide for harnessing the magic and power of crystals.


Author : Jerriann J. Taber, Ph.d.
Dr Jerriann J Taber Ph D
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-05-23
Page : 236
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781522747932
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The Rapid Healing Technique Book One gives you the tools for transformation. It is for the many people who are on the spiritual path, no matter what part of the path you are on. This book is meant to empower you and give you the tools to heal yourself. There is an old saying, "There are many roads that lead to Rome," just as there are many paths that lead to God. The Rapid Healing Technique is only one way. I do believe that it is a very simple and easy way that anyone can learn. We are evolving spiritually at a very rapid rate now. I have spent more than a quarter of a century in one of the traditional approaches to healing. This was the very best available at the time. It was a very deep body-centered therapy dealing with repressed emotions, bringing them up and healing them. Now a more rapid form of healing has been revealed that is so simple that you can take your own power and be your own healer in partnership with the Master Jesus or any of the Masters that you feel a connection to.. If one feels stuck, a therapist in the Rapid Healing Technique can be helpful; but for the most part, you can be your own healer. This work will be especially easy for people who have done other types of healing work as they understand the healing process and have had experience in dealing with their feelings. The only difference is that you move very quickly through your feelings. Therapists will find the Rapid Healing Technique extremely beneficial for clients, assisting them in their practice. It is also very helpful for those who cannot seem to access their feelings and have symptoms to deal with. In my own practice, I sometimes use hypnosis work to get to the issues and then use the Rapid Healing Technique to heal the issues. For myself, because I had done so much emotional release work, I have used it both ways, removing fears as well as using it very extensively on a symptomatic level. I had polio at an early age (15 months old) that left me with a smaller left leg and a limp; there were still symptoms that had never been dealt with on a very deep cellular level. I feel these issues were at the very core of my being. The Rapid Healing Technique has allowed me to release tremendous tension on a very deep level. There will always be some mystery in the spiritual realm that we will not understand, but that also creates a challenge to keep moving toward a higher good within ourselves to move inward and upward.


Author : Alsterberg
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
Release : 2011-09-01
Page : 286
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1612049818
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Do you want to transform your life? Would you like a connection with the divine within yourself to create an intimate and sacred relationship with God? Healing and Transformation: Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary by Dr. Eric Alsterberg is a revolutionary how-to manual that will inspire you to recognize and understand the voice of the Higher Being that speaks within each of us. Alsterberg teaches you how to heal old emotional wounds and traumas, move away from dysfunctional patterns, and return to a more spiritual path. His astonishing insights into exploring the various challenges and adversities in life and viewing them as opportunities to evolve physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually will become words to live by as we face an uncertain future in a secular society. Accept the ultimate truth that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Relinquish your ego to walk a spiritual path and learn how to fully experience unconditional love, complete forgiveness and nonjudgement.Healing and Transformation: Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary will teach you how to heal and transform your relationship with yourself, your loved ones, your community and ultimately, the nation and world in which we live. Dr. Eric Alsterberg is a writer, psychologist, and certified hypnotherapist. He is actively involved in spiritual teachings, mentoring others through his expertise in metaphysics. He is a member of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (the Edgar Cayce Foundation), the Astara Mystery School, and the Reconnection, Eric Pearl healing technologies. Dr. Alsterberg lives in Michigan. http: //SBPRA.com/EricAlsterber


Author : Tim Desmond
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-11-16
Page : 256
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0393711013
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Applying the art and science of self-compassion to day-to-day therapy work. This lucidly written guide integrates traditional Buddhist teachings and mindfulness with cutting-edge science from several distinct fields—including neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, psychotherapy outcome research, and positive psychology—to explain how clinicians can help clients develop a more loving, kind, and forgiving attitude through self-compassion. The practice of self-compassion supports effective therapy in two vital ways: (1) It helps clients become a source of compassion for themselves; and (2) it helps therapists be happier and generate more compassion for their clients. Researchers now understand that self-compassion is a skill that can be strengthened through deliberate practice, and that it is one of the strongest predictors of mental health and wellness. The brain’s compassion center, which neuroscientists call the Care Circuit, can be targeted and fortified using specific techniques. Filled with illuminating case examples, Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy shows readers how to apply self-compassion practices in treatment. The first two chapters illuminate what self-compassion is, the science behind it, and why it is so beneficial in therapy. The rest of the book unpacks practical clinical applications, covering not only basic clinical principles but also specific, evidence-based techniques for building affect tolerance, affect regulation, and mindful thinking, working with self-criticism, self-sabotage, trauma, addiction, relationship problems, psychosis, and more, and overcoming common roadblocks. Readers do not need to have any background in mindfulness in order to benefit from this book. However, those that do will find that self-compassion practices have the capacity to add new layers of depth to mindfulness-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).


Author : Hans ten Dam
Publisher :
Release : 1996
Page : 392
Category : Reincarnation
ISBN 13 : 9789075568028
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Author : Joan Koss-Chioino
Philip J. Hefner
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Release : 2006
Page : 300
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780759108677
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Joan D. Koss-Chioino and Philip Hefner's new volume is unique in exploring the meaning of spiritual transformation and healing with new research from a scientific perspective. An interdisciplinary group of contributors-anthropological, psychological, medical, theological, and biological scientists-investigate the role of religious communities and healing practitioners, with spiritual transformation as their medium of healing. Individual authors evaluate the meaning of spiritual transformations and the consequences for those who experience it; the contributions of indigenous healing systems; new frameworks for neurological and physiological correlates of transformative religious experiences; the support from neuroscience for the radical empathy and intersubjective exchange that takes place in healing practices; and evidence for universal elements of the healing process. This exciting new book will be an invaluable resource for those generally interested in the role of religion in society, across the sciences, social sciences, and all religious traditions. With a foreword by Solomon H. Katz.


Author : William Keepin
Molly Dwyer
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2013-03-16
Page : 320
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 193582631X
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A Breakthrough in Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Between Men and Women I have been looking a long time to find a way to bring healing and reconciliation between women and men here in South Africa. This work is the answer. We need much more of this work in South Africa. – Nozizwe Madlala Routledge, Deputy Minister of Health and Member of Parliament, South Africa Will Keepin’s pioneering, passionate, deeply thoughtful work has been on the cutting edge for years. Now his book gives us all access to his profound insights and effective methods. This is crucial work. – Andrew Harvey, author of twenty books, including Son of Man and The Direct Path This is the first workshop I have experienced that fully integrates educational and spiritual components in a balanced manner. – Ela Gandhi, founding director of Satyagraha Center, Durban, South Africa; granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi That rarest of books – it challenges and changes your mind, but only after it penetrates your heart. – Peter Rutter, M.D., Jungian psychiatrist, author of Sex in the Forbidden Zone and Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment An extraordinary contribution to fostering gender reconciliation ... practical and empowering. – Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., cultural anthropologist, author of The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Life [The] profound crisis in relations between men and women in today’s world causes enormous suffering ... Divine Duality is an extraordinary and groundbreaking book ... that holds great promise as a way to its alleviation. – Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of the Future and The Ultimate Journey


Author : Debbie Mirza
Publisher :
Release : 2017-01-31
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780998621302
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Are you filled with fear and anxiety even though everything may appear normal to the rest of the world? Have you experienced emotional or physical trauma that makes you feel unsafe in your body? Does your inner environment match your outer one? Do you long for a safe place - one where you deeply love yourself, inside and out? If you are recovering from divorce, the death of a loved one, relocating your family, career change, or years of trauma surfacing to paralyze your life, you need to know there is a safe place for you to heal. Welcome home to the Safest Place Possible: Becoming Who We Are Meant To Be. When everything around us is changing it is important and vital to our health and happiness that we become a safe place to live. But how do we do that? Most of us are filled with anxiety and fear. It's hard to feel peaceful when things in our lives seem out of control. How do we become a safe place? -The body we live in is our home. The conditions inside ourselves affect the things we experience in life. The state of our mental and emotional body, more than our circumstances, determines the degree to which we enjoy this life or find it to be utterly frustrating and disappointing.- - Debbie Mirza The Safest Place Possible reveals a transformational process the author experienced in her own life that changed everything for her. It is partly a peak into her personal and honest story of healing, as well as a guide that will help you create a new relationship with yourself. This book gently and lovingly walks you through a new way of being with yourself that will bring you more peace, joy, and a feeling of flow in your life no matter what your circumstances are. You will learn that you are deeply loved and that you can safely share that love with others. You will: Learn the deeper purpose for your emotions Understand how connecting to Nature is essential for healing Discover the transformative power of forgiveness Recognize the voice of your inner wisdom -The Safest Place Possible, in essence, offers a translation and instruction manual for the language and application of self-love. Debbie's words tenderly provide her audience with a map for accessing a more loving and compassionate relationship with themselves. She introduces a radically different and more inclusive way of looking at our scariest emotional experiences. Through her vulnerability and honesty, Debbie's personal experiences gently invite her readers towards a deeper transparency with themselves.- - Brianna, psychotherapist, MCH The words and the stories in this book will change you from the inside out. They will help you love who are and see others around you in a different light. Learn how to connect with your inner wisdom, beautiful soul, and precious self.


Author : Marilyn Schlitz
Cassandra Vieten
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Release : 2008-01-03
Page : 256
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1608826848
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Living Deeply transcends any one approach by focusing on common elements of transformation across a variety of traditions, while affirming and supporting the diversity of approaches across religious, spiritual, scientific, academic, and cultural backgrounds. Each chapter in the book ends with Experiences of Transformation, exercises drawn from wisdom traditions or scientific investigations meant to enhance your direct experience of the material. Opportunities to actively engage in your own transformation and that of our world are woven into the fabric of your everyday life. Learning more about the terrain of consciousness transformation can not only give you a map, but can help you become the cartographer of your own transformative journey. Research over the last decade at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) has systematically surveyed hundreds of people's stories of their own transformations, as well as conducting over 50 in-depth interviews with teachers and masters of the world's spiritual, religious, and transformative traditions. No matter who you are,where you come from, or what your current path is - whether you seek to transform your life completely or simply make adjustments that will add a layer of richness and depth to your life - exploring the many ways that transformation is stimulated and sustained can hold great power. Weaving together cutting-edge science with wisdom from teachers of the world's transformative traditions this book explores how people experience deep shifts in their consciousness, and how those shifts can lead to healing and wholeness. Research over the last decade at the Institute of Noetic Sciences has explored in depth the phenomenon by which people make significant shifts in the way they experience and view the world. Focusing in particular on positive transformations in consciousness, or those that result in improved health, well-being, and sense of meaning, purpose,and belonging, hundreds of people's stories of their own transformations were included in the research, as well as in-depth interviews with over 50 teachers and masters of the world's spiritual, religious, and transformative traditions. Authors Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D., Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., and Tina Amorok, Psy.D. - will begin conducting workshops based on the information they have gathered for this book. These workshops will blend the rigors of science with the deep wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions. Drs. Schlitz, Vieten, and Amorok will offer key insights from the decade-long qualitative and quantitative research study, of how people transform their lives. The workshops will include rigorous inquiry, group dialogue, and direct experience about the kinds of transformations in consciousness that change a person’s worldview to one that is more connected to others. For more information about the Signature Education Workshops, please visit www.livingdeeply.org Also available is a companion DVD.


Author : Matthew Epperson
Carrie Pettus-Davis
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017
Page : 304
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0190653094
Description :


Smart Decarceration is a forward-thinking, practical volume that provides innovative concepts and concrete strategies for ushering in an era of decarceration -- a proactive and effective undoing of the era of mass incarceration. The text grapples with tough questions and takes up the challenge of transforming America's approach to criminal justice in the 21st century. This timely work consists of chapters written from multiple perspectives and disciplines including advocates, researchers, academics, practitioners, and persons with incarceration histories who are now leaders in the movement. The primary purpose of this book is to inform both academic and public understanding -- to place the challenge of smart decarceration at the center of the current national discourse, taking into account the realities of the current sociopolitical context -- and to propose beginning action steps. This is achieved by first outlining and addressing questions such as: What if incarceration were not an option for most?; Whose voices are essential in this era of decarceration?; What is the state of evidence for solutions?; How do we generate and adopt empirically driven reforms?; How do we redefine and rethink justice in the United States? Smart Decarceration offers a way forward in building a field for decarceration through provocative but reasoned challenges to existing approaches to criminal justice reforms, lively focus on potential solutions, and action steps for reform.


Author : Nina Izel
Publisher : Balboa Press
Release : 2020-10-18
Page : 226
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1982256001
Description :


In this book Nina guides you through a magical journey of death and rebirth with the Mother Ayahuasca towards your own power and your own light. Through this journey you learn that healing is a participatory process, you will understand that healing .is .the .integration of aspects of yourself back to your natural state of wholeness, but most important of all you will see that the healer is you. Nina leads you on a transformational journey towards your own heart, through self love and acceptance. Her book is a practical guide for those who wish to work with this powerful medicine Ayahuasca or support others on this journey of healing and remembering. She offers a framework of preparation, initiation and integration that can be used as a much needed context in the west to work with this powerful visionary plant. This therapeutic container supports greatly the integration of spiritual insights into everyday behavior and allows deeper change in one's life. Nina is a visionary artist in the field of healing arts, she is an advocate for natural healing, and legalisation of natural plants for research and healing purposes. She is a guardian of the Mother Earth and walks the path of the One Heart.


Author : Dominic Maka
Jaichima
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2010-05
Page : 320
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1608445496
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I thought my life was in no particular turmoil when I first met Jaichima and Vicente in 1992. Retrospectively, I was lost, confused, and hanging onto life by a thread . . . a thread of delusions spun by suppression and repression and concealed by layers of addiction and denial. Although college educated and successful, I was feeling increasingly frustrated, depressed and unhappy for unknown reasons. Moving from the Midwest to Arizona failed to effectively alter my disposition. Closing my business and quitting my job did not help. The truth remained concealed even after two years of intervention by the Mara'akames. Slowly, via counseling, ceremonies and workshop involvement, the truth began to emerge. Thirty years of repression, addiction, denial and delusion, gradually surrendered their ugly tentacles revealing horrendous untreated childhood sexual and parental abuse. Untreated, the effects of my childhood trauma developed into a severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that has been expressed through unconscious imbalanced entity behaviors most of my life. When counseling began, my life instantly unraveled. I became confused, angry and disconnected with the person I never knew or understood; myself. Though repression and denial saved my life, intervention unlocked the door exposing my damaged entities that were created during childhood, nurtured during teen years and perfected during adulthood absent counseling. These life-saving entities silently and unknowingly controlled my life. Through the Mara'akames nontraditional intervention, guidance and healing techniques, my nonexistent spirituality gradually transformed into deep spiritual awareness. This spirituality became the essential foundation for my healing . . . and was rudimentary for unveiling my horrific past. This candid story reveals how blind adulation of my father led to horrendous childhood sexual and parental abuse with subsequent complete repression and denial. It reveals my atrocious past, defines my entities, and discusses my healing process after thirty years of repression. It also elucidates the non-traditional healing techniques, foremost spirituality, taught by the Mara'akames. Jaichima is a Mara'akame from the Huichol tribe called Wirarika of the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. She has practiced ancient and traditional tribal medicine for many years in Mexico and the United States. She speaks numerous languages and has been a committed medicine woman all of her life. Dominic Maka has been employed as a health care and vocational rehabilitation professional throughout his career. For ten years he owned and operated a successful consulting business. He has been married thirty years and is the father of three children.


Author : Louise Armitage
Publisher : Balboa Press
Release : 2018-08-07
Page : 412
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1504313879
Description :


In Deep Self-Healing, Louise Armitagea professional natural therapistdescribes her unexpected journey of mind/body/spirit healing and personal transformation through mindfulness meditation. Her story explores how she faced healing the many faces of hard-personal circumstances and bitter emotional pain common to many peoplelike relationship breakdowns, grief, worthlessness, powerlessness and anxiety. As well as providing an in depth-account of her own self-healing process, woven through her story are thoughtful discussions of important spiritual-healing concepts such as the role of karma, past-lives and soul evolution. Deep Self-Healing is therefore a unique blending of an intimate and honest personal story, with the important spiritual-healing principles underpinning it. For both healers and all who seek personal growth, Deep Self-Healinga Personal Story and Spiritual Guide offers a rare and highly useful resource This is a book to be read, re-read, and well-studied. Scott Mandelker Ph.D. Teacher, counsellor and author of From Elsewhere and Universal Vision.


Author : Leigh Burrows
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-08-04
Page : 140
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1351737201
Description :


Although mindfulness can be located in a number of different traditions and disciplines, it was originally an esoteric and powerful practice based on developing a capacity attainable only by certain people. After previously publishing on the positive outcomes, in this book the author identifies a range of adverse effects of mindfulness meditation for some individuals that, from the point of view of mindfulness in schools and higher education, represents uncharted territory. The author demonstrates through research, personal experience and case studies how mindfulness activities can be safe for all students in education settings including the most vulnerable. This book assists teachers in school and higher education settings to make informed decisions about whether to include mindfulness in their teaching, depending on their own capacity, student cohorts and activities to make sure it is safe for more vulnerable students. This guidance is based on a combination of existing pedagogical and clinical knowledge about meeting the needs of vulnerable students, clients and patients and the specialized expertise of trained mindfulness clinicians and teachers. This book puts school and university teachers in the driver’s seat as regards mindfulness teaching in education settings. It argues that the only way forward for mindfulness in education is to adopt an individualized approach which builds on what effective teachers already do in their work with vulnerable students through extending their knowledge about mindfulness and its possible effects. In this way teachers’ existing skills are celebrated and extended, and mindfulness pedagogy develops organically with teachers, becoming a genuine and felt experience both for themselves and their students rather than an ‘add-on’ intervention.