Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions

Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions

by Sharon G. Mijares

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Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom, 2nd edition, brings together experts who explore the use of ancient healing techniques from Buddhism, Christianity, Goddess, Shamanism, Taoism, and Yogic traditions as well as the mystical practices of Judaism and Islam and their application to modern counseling and therapy professions. Each chapter lays out time-tested techniques used by teachers, guides, and practitioners to facilitate psychological healing, embraces a wide variety of cultural perspectives, and offers a large, varied, and meaningful view of the world. This new edition includes added material on Islam, indigenous, and shamanic healing perspectives and practices, as well as new findings in the fields of neuropsychology and epigenetics. With its vast offerings of new treatment methods from a variety of perspectives—from therapeutic metaphors and breathing exercises to meditation and yoga techniques—this book will be of use to mental health professionals, social workers, and pastoral caregivers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317505815
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/27/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 1,004,116
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sharon G. Mijares, PhD, is an international speaker, author and teacher focused on psychospiritual healing and gender balance. She is a visiting professor at the UN University for Peace, part-time associate faculty at National University, core faculty at the California Institute for Human Science, and adjunct faculty at Brandman University. She is also the author of The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition Stanley Krippner  Foreword to the First Editon Stephen Gilligan  Introduction Sharon G. Mijares  1. Nurturing the Seeds of Sanity: A Buddhist Approach to Psychotherapy Karen Kissel Wegela  2. Rediscovering Christ, the Healer Dwight H. Judy  3. Tales of the Goddess: Healing Metaphors for Women Sharon G. Mijares  4. Kabbalistic Pathways for Growth and Healing Sheldon Z. Kramer  5. Indigenous Knowledge and Shamanic Ways: Inner Journeys and Soul Retrieval  Sharon G. Mijares  6. The Key in the Dark: Self and Soul Transformation in the Sufi and Islamic Spiritual Traditions Neil Douglas-Klotz  7. Taoist Mind-Body Resources for Psychospiritual Health and Healing Benjamin R. Tong  8. The Yoga Path as a Way of Life  Eleanor Criswell & Kartikeya C. Patel  Conclusion Sharon G. Mijares  Index

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