Healers on Healing

Author: Richard Carlson,Benjamin Shield

Publisher: Tarcher


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 205

View: 6010


Discusses the healing process, the relationship between doctors and patients, consciousness, and spiritual aspects of healing

Healers and Healing in Early Modern Italy

Author: David Gentilcore

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719041990

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2945


Explores the wide range of healers and forms of healing in the southern half of the Italian peninsula that was the kingdom of Naples between 1600 and 1800. By adopting the point of view of the sick people themselves, it uncovers religious and popular ideas about disease and its causation and cures. The training, preparation and practice of all healers is discussed, against a backdrop of growing attempts by the medical and ecclesiastical elites to limit their activities within bounds considered acceptable.

Healers and Healing

Amazing Cases from the World's Best-known Healers

Author: Roy Stemman

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780749919429

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

View: 5179


Spiritual healing is beginning to enter the mainstream of healthcare. In this comprehensive volume, the author examines the evidence surrounding spiritual healing and explores the work of those at the forefront of the phenomenon.

Health, Healers, and Healing

Studies in Medical Anthropology

Author: Sarthak Sengupta

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical anthropology

Page: 289

View: 9151


Contributed articles in the Indian context.

Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Roy Moodley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930477

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 348

View: 8917


Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counseling and psychotherapy. Authors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and changes in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy by integrating current issues of traditional healing with contemporary practice. The book uniquely presents a range of accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing students, professional counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, researchers, and others who use multicultural counseling or transcultural psychotherapy as part of their professional practice.

Heart Centered Healing

Help for Healers and Healing Seekers

Author: Joanne Amorosi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744323511

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

View: 1022


HEART CENTERED HEALING helps readers discover how broken hearts, sick souls and defeated spirits can impact physical healing. Learn how past life experiences, pre-incarnation agreements, and whether or not an individual's soul and heart are emotionally healthy enough to accept a healing, can impact wellness. While not everyone can and should be healed, the book outlines how to use conversation, touch, intuitive tools and proper intent to bring about miraculous healing benefits. Whether the reader feels called to be a healer or has been seeking healing themselves, they will find some of the Biblical-based healing practices and prophesies about encouraging new treatments, inventions and medical breakthroughs outlined in the book fascinating.

Healing Beyond The Body

Medicine and the Infinite Reach of the Mind

Author: Larry Dossey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109102

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 1398


If modern medicine is truly to be a healing art, says Dr. Larry Dossey, it must embrace three ideas it has too long ignored. It must address not only our bodies, but our minds and spirits as well; it must deal not only with the mechanism of illness, but with its meaning; and it must recognize that our power to heal and be healed extends beyond our physical bodies. Bestselling author Dossey is one of the most influential spokespersons for the role of consciousness and spirituality in medicine. In these writings, he explores the relationship - often documented in extensive research - between science and 'unscientific' topics such as prayer, love, laughter, work, war, creativity, dreams and immortality. Does the mind produce consciousness - or transmit it? Why has job stress become a worldwide epidemic? Could war be a biological condition? Why is fishing good for your health? How can science study the effects of prayer? Dossey tackles all these questions and more. Some essays are funny, some sober, some inspirational. Each in its own way challenges us to examine ourselves and our health in a new and different light.


Extraordinary Clinicians at Work

Author: David Schenck,Larry Churchill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911428

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 4728


In this groundbreaking volume, David Schenck and Larry Churchill present the results of fifty interviews with practitioners identified by their peers as "healers," exploring in depth the things that the best clinicians do. They focus on specific actions that exceptional healers perform to improve their relationships with their patients and, subsequently, improve their patients' overall health. The authors analyze the ritual structure and spiritual meaning of these healing skills, as well as their scientific basis, and offer a new, more holistic interpretation of the "placebo effect." Recognizing that the best healers are also people who know how to care for themselves, the authors describe activities that these clinicians have chosen to promote wellness, wholeness and healing in their own lives. The final chapter explores the deep connections between the mastery of healing skills and the mastery of what the authors call the "skills of ethics." They argue that ethics should be considered a healing art, alongside the art of medicine.

Healing Traditions

African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948

Author: Karen Elizabeth Flint

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821418491

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 8365


2009 Herskovits Award finalist In August 2004, South Africa officially legalized the practice of traditional healers. Largely in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and limited both by the number of practitioners and by patients’ access to treatment, biomedical practitioners looked toward the country’s traditional healers as important agents in the development of medical education and treatment. This collaboration has not been easy. The two medical cultures embrace different ideas about the body and the origin of illness, but they do share a history of commercial and ideological competition and different relations to state power. Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, 1820–1948 provides a long-overdue historical perspective to these interactions and an understanding that is vital for the development of medical strategies to effectively deal with South Africa’s healthcare challenges. Between 1820 and 1948 traditional healers in Natal, South Africa, transformed themselves from politically powerful men and women who challenged colonial rule and law into successful entrepreneurs who competed for turf and patients with white biomedical doctors and pharmacists. To understand what is “traditional” about traditional medicine, Flint argues that we must consider the cultural actors not commonly associated with African therapeutics: white biomedical practitioners, Indian healers, and the implementing of white rule. Carefully crafted, well written, and powerfully argued, Flint’s analysis of the ways that indigenous medical knowledge and therapeutic practices were forged, contested, and transformed over two centuries is highly illuminating, as is her demonstration that many “traditional” practices changed over time. Her discussion of African and Indian medical encounters opens up a whole new way of thinking about the social basis of health and healing in South Africa. This important book will be core reading for classes and future scholarship on health and healing in South Africa.

Blood Healing (The Healers of Meligna, Book #2)

Author: K. J. Colt

Publisher: K. J. Colt



Page: 462

View: 8069


Banished to the healer city of Meligna, fourteen year old Adenine must adapt to the strange customs and fickle personalities of its citizens. The Queens have but one goal: to create a perfect city. But when Adenine pulls at the loose threads that bind the city together, what she unravels shocks and angers her. The populace is brainwashed and delusional. When Jemely, her loyal friend, becomes a victim, Adenine takes a stand against the Queens. But Adenine has no power, and her strong ideals injure the few friends she has. When she stumbles upon the Queens' most shocking secret, she risks everything to save the lives of those she loves.

Caribbean Healing Traditions

Implications for Health and Mental Health

Author: Patsy Sutherland,Roy Moodley,Pauletta Chevannes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136920579

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 9564


As Caribbean communities become more international, clinicians and scholars must develop new paradigms for understanding treatment preferences and perceptions of illness. Despite evidence supporting the need for culturally appropriate care and the integration of traditional healing practices into conventional health and mental health care systems, it is unclear how such integration would function since little is known about the therapeutic interventions of Caribbean healing traditions. Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health fills this gap. Drawing on the knowledge of prominent clinicians, scholars, and researchers of the Caribbean and the diaspora, these healing traditions are explored in the context of health and mental health for the first time, making Caribbean Healing Traditions an invaluable resource for students, researchers, faculty, and practitioners in the fields of nursing, counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatry, social work, youth and community development, and medicine.

Mesoamerican Healers

Author: Brad R. Huber,Alan R. Sandstrom

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029277964X

Category: Social Science

Page: 419

View: 2268


Healing practices in Mesoamerica span a wide range, from traditional folk medicine with roots reaching back into the prehispanic era to westernized biomedicine. These sometimes cooperating, sometimes competing practices have attracted attention from researchers and the public alike, as interest in alternative medicine and holistic healing continues to grow. Responding to this interest, the essays in this book offer a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of Mesoamerican healers and medical practices in Mexico and Guatemala. The first two essays describe the work of prehispanic and colonial healers and show how their roles changed over time. The remaining essays look at contemporary healers, including bonesetters, curers, midwives, nurses, physicians, social workers, and spiritualists. Using a variety of theoretical approaches, the authors examine such topics as the intersection of gender and curing, the recruitment of healers and their training, healers' compensation and workload, types of illnesses treated and recommended treatments, conceptual models used in diagnosis and treatment, and the relationships among healers and between indigenous healers and medical and political authorities.

Health Promotion - Spiritual Healing

Author: Dr. Gwen Rose

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467897082

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

View: 1035


This book which present spiritual healing from a health promotion perspective. Spiritual healing and spiritual care amongst health professionals are often overlooked in favour of the physical aspect. The person who requires healing and the person who administer healing are spiritual beings regardless of whether they believe in a superior being, whether they are religious or just scientific. Many people eyes light up when spiritual healing is mentioned and many people think of spiritual healing from different dimensions. In this text Spiritual healing from a Christian and a cultural perspective is explored and the author make some recommendations to integrate a more inclusive approach amongst health professionals and Christian churches

Plural Medicine, Tradition and Modernity, 1800-2000

Author: Waltraud Ernst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134736029

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3389


Research into 'colonial' or 'imperial' medicine has made considerable progress in recent years, whilst the study of what is usually referred to as 'indigenous' or 'folk' medicine in colonized societies has received much less attention. This book redresses the balance by bringing together current critical research into medical pluralism during the last two centuries. It includes a rich selection of historical, anthropological and sociological case-studies that cover many different parts of the globe, ranging from New Zealand to Africa, China, South Asia, Europe and the USA.

Medicine Women, Curanderas, and Women Doctors

Author: Bobette Perrone,Victoria Krueger,H. Henrietta Stockel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188588

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2310


The stories of ten women healers form the core of this provocative journey into cultural healing methods utilized by women. In a truly grass-roots project, the authors take the reader along to listen to the voices of Native American medicine women, Southwest Hispanic curanderas, and women physicians as they describe their healing paths. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the relationship between illness and healing-medical practitioners and historians, patients, anthropologists, feminists, psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians, sociologists, folklorists, and others who seek understanding about our relationship to the forces of both illness and healing.

Healing Touch

Guide Book for Practitioners

Author: Dorothea Hover-Kramer,Janet Mentgen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766825192

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 5964


Healing Touch examines the essentials of energy healing in a clear, concise manner. Contains relevant theoretical and research information and covers general course curriculum, the credentialing process and practical step-by-step guides to basic techniques. User-friendly with case studies and references to reinforce material. Includes a glossary, links to outside resources and sample client consent and intake forms. · New chapter on theory of energy healing cites recent discoveries · Emphasizes self-care of the practitioner · Contains practical guidelines for those interested in healing arts training