Discovering The Body S Wisdom

Author : Mirka Knaster
ISBN : 9780307575500
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 87.81 MB
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In an attractive, oversized format, enlivened with illustrations, sidebar quotes, personal accounts, techniques to try, and profiles of leaders in the field, Discovering the Body's Wisdom is a basic resource for well-being and natural health. Body disciplines and therapies have enjoyed phenomenal growth in the past decade, becoming a major alternative to mainstream medicine and traditional psychotherapy. But with more than 100,000 practitioners and dozens of methods available in the United States alone, how can consumers choose the right one for themselves? Mirka Knaster's richly informative guide provides an overview of the principles and theories underlying the major Eastern and Western body therapies, or "bodyways." It shows readers how to befriend their own bodies, getting back in touch with their internal sources of health and wisdom. It also describes more than 75 individual approaches, answering such questions as: How does each therapy work? What can we expect from one session or a series? What are the reasons for selecting this method? How do we find a qualified practitioner? What, if any, are the "consumer-bewares"? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Wisdom Of The Body

Author : Christine Valters Paintner
ISBN : 1933495820
Genre : Religion
File Size : 39.36 MB
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The distorted view of the perfect female body created by popular culture, television, movies, and the media often causes women to become uncomfortable with their own bodies. Christine Valters Paintner, popular author of nine books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, draws from Celtic, desert, and Benedictine traditions to help women connect with their bodies through writing, visual art, and movement. In The Wisdom of the Body, Christine Valters Paintner focuses on the true meaning of the Incarnation God became flesh and points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us. Each of the book s ten chapters is a mini-workshop designed to lead us to new ways of being in relationship with our bodies. Starting with the senses and shifting toward emotions and desires, Paintner explores their role as thresholds to discovering the body s wisdom. She draws from Christian tradition to offer principles and practices such as stability, hospitality, and gratitude to lead us on a journey that ends with a sense of deep peace and self-acceptance. Through expressive arts and creative movement, Paintner demonstrates a new a language and way of integrating and sharing our discoveries. By exploring the lives of women in the Bible and in the Christian tradition including Eve, Mary, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Amma Syncletica Paintner introduces us to companions that accompany us on our journey."
Category: Religion

Principles And Practice Of Manual Therapeutics

Author : Patrick Coughlin
ISBN : 9780702035890
Genre : Medical
File Size : 34.12 MB
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Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Series, this comprehensive resource offers brief, yet thorough coverage of alternative and complementary hands-on therapies, including Chiropractic, Healing Touch/Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and massage. Focusing on manipulative techniques and their therapeutic applications to common and un-common disorders, it addresses both Eastern and Western approaches to the discipline. Ideal for comparing and contrasting the various forms of manual therapeutics, it describes the basic philosophy and theories of the different methods, as well as the techniques themselves. It also provides an overview of the principal manual therapies practiced worldwide, the theories and rationale behind them, and practice algorithms.
Category: Medical

How I Teach Focusing

Author : Bebe SImon
ISBN : 9781634131155
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 37.38 MB
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Focusing is a powerful way to connect with our own body's wisdom and intuitive knowing. A mindful and heartful process of offering respectful listening presence to "something inside," this practice can help us heal physically and emotionally, unblock our creativity, and deepen our spiritual practice. Bebe Simon first learned Focusing from Eugene Gendlin in the 1960s, and was soon asked by him to assist in teaching workshops. She quickly became one of the more innovative teachers of this work, guided by her deep intuitive skill in accompanying others in their Focusing and informed by the many original discoveries that she made along the way. As a Focusing Coordinator authorized by the Focusing Institute to certify trainers, Bebe has a worldwide reputation for presenting workshops in her own distinctive style, travelling yearly to the Focusing International conference where she shares her teaching approach, her insights, and her many stories.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Secrets Of Your Cells

Author : Sondra Barrett
ISBN : 9781604078190
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 39.67 MB
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"It's rare that a medically trained scientist dares to venture into the mystical world of our cells and biology, but Dr. Barrett has both the courage and insights to do just that. By combining her scientifically trained mind with the wisdom of her heart, she takes us on an adventure of perceiving the inner workings of our bodies in a new way. This book will serve anyone curious about how our physical lives are related to this vast universe that we occupy."—Leigh Fortson, author of Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About, and Treating Cancer "In Secrets of Your Cells, biochemist Sondra Barrett puts us in touch with the incredible beauty and organization of the cells of the human body as she translates the small-scale life of cells into large-scale lessons for living. This is the work of someone with a genuine reverence for the sacredness of life." —Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine, and The Power of Premonitions "Sondra has the gift of a scientist's mind wedded to an artist's heart."—Eli Jaxon-Bear, author of From Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation. A guiding principle of the spiritual journey is to look within. Biochemist Sondra Barrett has done just that—and discovered that our cells offer us invaluable wisdom for transformation, relationships, and healing. With Secrets of Your Cells, this scientist and mind-body teacher takes you on a provocative journey into our inner universe. Exploring the cell's astonishing architecture, intelligence, and ability to function harmoniously, this book offers practical exercises for applying the lessons of our cells to live well and thrive. Join Dr. Barrett to learn: Practical guidance for engaging cellular intelligence in everyday life through our thoughts, choices, and actions Inner wisdom embedded in our cells about sanctuary, letting go, and being in the present moment What our cells can teach us about communication, cooperation, and purpose How the anatomy of our cells responds to energy, movement, and internal tension Cells and molecules as sacred art, as revealed by Dr. Barrett's fascinating color photographs of the inner and outer world "Our cells are more than just fortuitous arrangements of chemicals," explains Dr. Barrett. "They are a community of trillions of sentient entities cooperating to create a sanctuary for the human soul." Drawing on the insights from shamanic practices, energy medicine, and the wisdom of our body's fundamental building blocks, Secrets of Your Cells is a thoroughly researched and accessible resource for putting cutting-edge biology into action.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Integrative Mental Health Care A Therapist S Handbook

Author : James Lake
ISBN : 9780393710915
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 86.81 MB
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Making sense of complementary and alternative treatments in mental health care. In mental health care, as in medical care, more and more clinicians are turning to unconventional assessment and treatment approaches to evaluate and treat their patients in the most effective way possible. But how is a clinician to makes sense of the range of complementary and alternative treatments (CAM), and when is it appropriate and safe to use conventional therapies alongside them? In this practical resource, Dr. Lake, a pioneer in the field of integrative mental healthcare, teaches readers how to integrate conventional mental healthcare—drugs and psychotherapy—with complementary and alternative approaches, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and other natural products, mind-body practices, light therapy, music, biofeedback, energy therapies, acupuncture, and others. This is a concise, evidence-based guide to the day-to-day management of common mental health problems using an integrative approach.
Category: Psychology

Intuitive Wellness

Author : Laura Alden Kamm
ISBN : 9781471105708
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 54.4 MB
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In 1982, at the age of 26, 'ordinary wife and mother' Laura Kamm recovered from a painful and terrifying near-death experience with an amazing new ability - she could tell just from looking at someone if they were suffering from a medical or spiritual malaise. The arrival of this incredible gift changed her life, and she went on to study with shamans and healers from around the world. In her amazing book, she clearly explains the philosophies that guide her work, and reveals how identifying the emotional 'messages' trapped in our bodies can liberate us from conditions such as depression and overweight. She offers practical exercises that help readers learn about their own unique energy systems, develop confidence in their intuition, and resolve their emotional and physical pain. Filled with inspiring stories and written with the down-to-earth warmth of a trusted friend, Kamm's profound insight teaches us how we can heal ourselves of ailments both physical and emotional through working with our innate 'forgotten' power.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Discover Your Inner Wisdom

Author : Char Margolis
ISBN : 1416539786
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 27.32 MB
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The world-renowned psychic intuitive shares her special gifts by teaching you how to tap into your intuitive powers to make the wisest choices in life and obtain more money, love, and success. Every day, people are faced with countless decisions, from the trivial to the very important. Yet few are able to truly hear that inner voice that helps them make the wisest choices: their intuition. Char Margolis explains how to do just that. Using her own incredible experiences, she outlines how to use your own inner voice as you learn to develop your intuitive powers in four simple steps. By combining intuition with logic and common sense, you will be able to make better decisions and attract the people and opportunities you most deeply desire into your life. Learn how to: Tune in to your health and use your energy to heal Raise healthy, happy children by nurturing their intuition as well as your own Listen to your instincts in evaluating people and opportunities Attract compatible partners Access your sexual energy Sense the right career opportunities Recognize the messages you are receiving from your deceased loved ones Char also provides helpful instruction on how to prevent potential problems, protect yourself from bad energy, cope with setbacks, and get attuned to the universal plan. With Char's guidance, you will be empowered to begin your own personal journey of discovering -- and listening to -- your inner wisdom.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Bodywise

Author : Dr Rachel Carlton Abrams
ISBN : 9781509816514
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 64.43 MB
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Are you tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain-headaches, backaches, or pelvic discomfort? Do you experience depression or feel anxious? Do you have allergies, rashes or autoimmune issues? Have you lost your sex drive somewhere along the way? If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a condition that Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D. calls Chronic Body Depletion. The condition can be related to weight gain, high blood pressure, exhaustion, and many other symptoms that leave the body run down. In BodyWise, Dr. Rachel shows us not only how to treat the symptoms that plague us, but offers strategies for optimum health and lifelong healing. Dr. Rachel presents an integrative approach that balances conventional medicine, wellness practices, and intuition to heal the body both physically and emotionally. Exploring the causes of today's most chronic health issues, BodyWise teaches women to understand the body's innate wisdom, and to use a customized 28-day plan to restore their five fundamentals of health: eating, sleeping, moving, loving, and finding purpose. Written with the wisdom of a top physician but the warmth and humor of a close friend, BodyWise is a compelling and life-changing work that delivers hope, knowledge, and advice on how to live a life that is healthy and truly fulfilling.
Category: Health & Fitness