Healing Arts

Healing Arts
Author: Susan Hogan
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2001
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781853027994

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As well as providing an authoritative history of art therapy, it covers such diverse topics as the philosophy of art therapy, the way attitudes to insanity have changed, the role of art therapy in the context of post-war rehabilitation and the treatment of tuberculosis patients, Surrealism, and Britain's first therapeutic community.

A Still Forest Pool

A Still Forest Pool
Author: Achaan Chah
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2013-10-23
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780835630238

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Achaan Chah spent many years walking and meditating in the forest monastery of Wat Ba Pong, engaging in the uncomplicated and disciplined Buddhist practice called dhudanga. A Still Forest Pool reflects the quiet, intensive, and joyous practice of the forest monks of Thailand. Achaan Chah’s humble words, compiled by two Westerners who are former ordained monks, awaken the spirit of inquiry, wonderment, understanding, and deep inner peace. Attachment, according to Achaan Chah, causes all suffering. Understanding the impermanent, insecure, and selfless nature of life is the message he offers for human happiness and realization. To vividly grasp the meaning of attachment leads us to a new place of practice – the path of balance, the Middle Path.

Healing with the Arts

Healing with the Arts
Author: Michael Samuels,Mary Rockwood Lane
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-11-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781451696837

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Heal yourself and your community with this proven 12-week program that uses the arts to awaken your innate healing abilities. From musicians in hospitals to quilts on the National Mall—art is already healing people all over the world. It is helping veterans recover, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and bringing communities together to improve their neighborhoods. Now it’s your turn. Through art projects, including visual arts, dance, writing, and music, along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, Healing with the Arts gives you the tools to address what you need to heal in your life—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. An acclaimed twelve-week program lauded by hospitals and caretakers from around the world, Healing with the Arts gives you the ability to heal your family and your friends, as well as communities where you’ve always wanted to make a difference. Internationally known leaders in the arts in medicine movement, Michael Samuels, MD, and Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, show you how to use creativity and self-expression to pave the artist’s path to healing.

Humor and the Healing Arts

Humor and the Healing Arts
Author: Athena du Pré
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1997-11
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781135684419

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Offering a social scientific look at humor's role in medical transactions, this volume is based on extensive field study in seven medical settings. It includes excerpts from dozens of actual conversations between patients and caregivers. Analysis of these episodes reveals that humor is a practical tool used to meet many medical objectives. It is used by patients to good-naturedly complain and to campaign for more personal attention, and by caregivers to get attention, make amends, insist on unpleasant routines, and establish rapport. Examining humor from many angles, the book begins with a phenomenological analysis of the essence of funny. This section describes what makes some things funny but not others, and how to distinguish between potentially funny and unfunny episodes in medical situations. From an ethnographic perspective, joking around is shown to be a persuasive element of medical culture. Examples illustrate how patients and caregivers use humor to negotiate the dialectics between helping and hurting, and individuality and compliance. Additionally, a close-up look at three medical transactions shows how humor is used to help a physical therapy patient overcome fear and queasiness, reduce the embarrassment of a mammography, and defuse a potential conflict between a student aide and a young patient. A final section examines techniques for initiating conversational humor. In sum, this volume provides an intimate and realistic look at medical conversations as they are conducted every day. It serves as a valuable complement to health communication texts and offers information of interest to health communication scholars, healthcare practitioners, and anyone interested in the effects and techniques of conversational humor. Richly grounded in naturally occurring data, the book can be understood and used effectively by both scholars and practitioners.

The Healing Arts

The Healing Arts
Author: Ted J. Kaptchuk,Michael Croucher
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1986
Genre: Alternative medicine
ISBN: 0563204478

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Music and Sound in the Healing Arts

Music and Sound in the Healing Arts
Author: John Beaulieu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1987
Genre: Music therapy
ISBN: UCSD:31822003478443

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Based on seventeen years of experimentation, observation and experience in assisting people through music and sound, this book is a guide for anyone interested in understanding and using music as a powerful means of healing for themselves and others.

Medicine

Medicine
Author: Roy Porter
Publsiher: Marlowe
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1997
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1569247080

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A history of therapeutic practices, from ancient rituals to the age of computers, explores traditions from the East and the West, and argues that a combination of the Eastern and Western approaches would provide the best healing

American Indian Healing Arts

American Indian Healing Arts
Author: E. Barrie Kavasch,Karen Baar
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780307805065

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American Indian Healing Arts is a magical blend of plant lore, history, and living tradition that draws on a lifetime of study with native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch. Here are the time-honored tribal rituals performed to promote good health, heal illness, and bring mind and spirit into harmony with nature. Here also are dozens of safe, effective earth remedies--many of which are now being confirmed by modern research. Each chapter introduces a new stage in the life cycle, from the delightful Navajo First Smile Ceremony (welcoming a new baby) to the Apache Sunrise Ceremony (celebrating puberty) to the Seminole Old People's Dance. At the heart of the book are more than sixty easy-to-use herbal remedies--including soothing rubs for baby, a yucca face mask for troubled skin, relaxing teas, massage oils, natural insect repellents, and fragrant smudge sticks. There are also guidelines for assembling a basic American Indian medicine chest.