Healing with the Arts

Healing with the Arts

Author: Michael Samuels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781582703930

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Based on years of research and experience in the medical community, this proven program helps readers improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health in just 12 weeks through innovative art projects along with spiritual practices and guided imagery. Original.

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Healing with the Arts (embedded videos)

Author: Michael Samuels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476754550

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 159

Heal yourself and your community with this proven 12-week program that uses the arts to awaken your innate healing abilities. Acclaimed by hospitals and caretakers from around the world, Healing with the Arts brings a tried and true program out of the medical field and into your home and neighborhood. Improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health in just 12 weeks. Whether you are ill, suffering from emotional trauma, or looking to unite your community, the arts become the conduit to restore your wellness and thrive in life. Dr. Michael Samuels and Dr. Mary Rockwood Lane created and developed this unique and powerful process to help anyone heal. Through innovative art projects—from the visual arts, movement and dance, writing, and music—along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, readers learn to get in touch with their inner muse and inner healer. Based on years of research and experience in the medical community, Healing with the Arts sets the stage for a more meaningful and healthier existence.

The Heart of Healing

The Heart of Healing

Author: Dawson Church

Publisher: Elite Books

ISBN: 9780972002837

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 327

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Heart of the New Healer is a compilation of original essays from many of today's leaders in the healing arts. Both world-famous authorities, and intriguing new voices, are combined in this unique survey assembled by award-winning editor Dawson Church.Fifteen years ago, Dawson edited a best-selling book called The Heart of the Healer (New American Library, 1989). It was an influential book, reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal and many other places, excerpted in the LA Times and other national media, and used by many colleges as a supplementary text.Now, Heart of the New Healer surveys some of the most fascinating healers and thinkers of a new generation. From the most cutting-edge scientific studies to ancient techniques like Hindu Pranic healing, with humor, wisdom, and vast experience, the authors chart the seismic changes that are radically reshaping our society's concept of health. If you want to know where the future of health care is headed, or get a spectrum of brilliant and current perspectives and practices to support your personal health, this book is essential reading.

The Performance of Healing

The Performance of Healing

Author: Carol Laderman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134953639

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Medical systems need to be understood from within, as experienced by healers, patients, and others whose minds and hearts have both become involved in this important human undertaking. Exploring how the performance of healing transforms illness to health, initiate to ritual specialist, the authors show that performance does not merely refer to, but actually does something in the world. These essays on the performance of healing in societies ranging from rainforest horticulturalists to dwellers in the American megalopolis will touch readers' senses as well as their intellects.

Plant Spirit Healing

Plant Spirit Healing

Author: Pam Montgomery

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781591430773

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 252

View: 518

Herbalist Pam Montgomery’s triple spiral path--working through the heart to connect with the soul and gain access to the spirit--is a hands-on approach to partnering with plant spirits that promotes a profound healing, one that moves beyond mere symptomatic treatment into aligning us with the vast web of nature.

Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

Author: Dr Lawrence W Gross

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472417343

Category: Religion

Page: 321

View: 685

Very few studies have examined the worldview of the Anishinaabeg from within the culture itself and none have explored the Anishinaabe worldview in relation to their efforts to maintain their culture in the present-day world. Focusing mainly on the Minnesota Anishinaabeg, Gross explores how their worldview works to create a holistic way of living, which the Anishinaabeg call the Good Life. However, as Gross also argues, the Anishinaabeg saw the end of their world early in the 20th century and experienced what he calls 'postapocalypse stress syndrome.'

Music and Soulmaking

Music and Soulmaking

Author: Barbara J. Crowe

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810851431

Category: Medical

Page: 460

View: 223

Explores new avenues in music therapy. The author discusses connections between music therapy and theorizes that every little nuance found in nature is part of a dynamic system in motion.

The World Dream Book

The World Dream Book

Author: Sarvananda Bluestone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775567

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 627

A unique self-help guide to dream interpretation using techniques and icons from cultures around the world. • Challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers. • Includes numerous stories, games, and exercises for inducing, recalling, interpreting, and utilizing dreams. • Extends beyond Jung and Freud to include dream theory from numerous world cultures, including the Temiar of Malaya, the African Ibans, the Lepchka of the Himalayas, and the Ute of North America. Dreaming can be used as a tool for understanding our own consciousness, enhancing creativity, receiving visions, conquering fears, interpreting recent events, healing the body, and evolving the soul. Tapping into the vast dreaming experiences and lore of the world's cultures--from the Siwa people of the Libyan desert to the Naskapi Indians of Labrador--Sarvananda Bluestone challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers. The World Dream Book encourages readers to develop their own, personalized symbols for understanding their consciousness and provides a series of stories, multicultural techniques, and games to help them do so. Playful explorations, such as the aboriginal "Sipping the Water of the Moon," teach how to induce, recall, interpret, and utilize the power of dreams. Readers will discover how a stone under a pillow can help us remember a dream and will explore their own dormant artist and writer as they reclaim the power of their sleeping consciousness. Sarvananda Bluestone applies his uniquely engaging style to demonstrate that, with a few simple tools, everybody has the capacity to unleash their full dreaming potential.

Ecological and Social Healing

Ecological and Social Healing

Author: Jeanine M. Canty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317273417

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 704

This book is an edited collection of essays by fourteen multicultural women (including a few Anglo women) who are doing work that crosses the boundaries of ecological and social healing. The women are prominent academics, writers and leaders spanning Native American, Indigenous, Asian, African, Latina, Jewish and Multiracial backgrounds. The contributors express a myriad of ways that the relationship between the ecological and social have brought new understanding to their experiences and work in the world. Moreover by working with these edges of awareness, they are identifying new forms of teaching, leading, healing and positive change. Ecological and Social Healing is rooted in these ideas and speaks to an "edge awareness or consciousness." In essence this speaks to the power of integrating multiple and often conflicting views and the transformations that result. As women working across the boundaries of the ecological and social, we have powerful experiences that are creating new forms of healing. This book is rooted in academic theory as well as personal and professional experience, and highlights emerging models and insights. It will appeal to those working, teaching and learning in the fields of social justice, environmental issues, women's studies, spirituality, transformative/environmental/sustainability leadership, and interdisciplinary/intersectionality studies.

An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2

An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2

Author: Christina Pratt

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404211411

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 544

Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology

Author: Svanibor Pettan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199351718

Category: Music

Page: 784

View: 557

Applied studies scholarship has triggered a not-so-quiet revolution in the discipline of ethnomusicology. The current generation of applied ethnomusicologists has moved toward participatory action research, involving themselves in musical communities and working directly on their behalf. The essays in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon, theorize applied ethnomusicology, offer histories, and detail practical examples with the goal of stimulating further development in the field. The essays in the book, all newly commissioned for the volume, reflect scholarship and data gleaned from eleven countries by over twenty contributors. Themes and locations of the research discussed encompass all world continents. The authors present case studies encompassing multiple places; other that discuss circumstances within a geopolitical unit, either near or far. Many of the authors consider marginalized peoples and communities; others argue for participatory action research. All are united in their interest in overarching themes such as conflict, education, archives, and the status of indigenous peoples and immigrants. A volume that at once defines its field, advances it, and even acts as a large-scale applied ethnomusicology project in the way it connects ideas and methodology, The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology is a seminal contribution to the study of ethnomusicology, theoretical and applied.