Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars
470 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
May 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773381213


Holistic Healing links together a wide range of progressive theories, research and practices from the exciting field of holistic studies to create an alternative paradigm of healing and social change. This practical and insightful guide offers uniquely comparative and integrated understanding of both ancient and modern Indigenous, Eastern, and Western practices, including traditional healing practices from around the world, meditative practices, bodywork, energy medicine, expressive arts, eco-psychology, transpersonal psychology, Ayurveda, Indigenous well-being, naturopathy, homeopathy, and traditional Chinese medicine.

Over 30 practitioners and scholars from diverse fields of study contribute to our understanding of individual, family, community, national, and global holistic healing in chapters addressing critical issues such as colonization, human rights, the environment, peace and conflict, and equity and inclusion. This collection is a timely and practical resource for post-secondary students of social work, psychology, Indigenous studies, health and nutrition, holistic healing, and sociology and is also a great resource for professional practitioners and those interested in the field of holistic studies.

Visit the official Holistic Healing website.

Table of Contents

Section I: An Overview of Holistic Healing

Chapter 1: Holistic Healing: A Growing Transformative Field, Peter A. Dunn

Chapter 2: Indigenous/Anishinaabek Wholistic Healing, Kathy Absolon, with Jo-Anne Absolon and Lana Brasher

Chapter 3: Traditional Holistic Healing Practices from Around the World, Roy Moodley and Huma Shireen

Chapter 4: Western Holistic Counselling, Doreen Maller, Jason Butler, Gary Hoeber, and Shari Derksen

Section II: Modules of Healing

Chapter 5: Contemplative Practices, Timothy Gordon

Chapter 6: Bodywork: Reconnecting Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit, Linda Turner

Chapter 7: A Peek into the World of Energy Medicine, Roxana Roshon

Chapter 8: Expressive Arts: Instruments for Individual and Community Change, Nancy Riedel Bowers and Olena Helen Darewych

Chapter 9: Transpersonal Healing, Harris Friedman

Chapter 10: Ecopsychology: Theory, Practice, and Reciprocity in Healing with Nature, Michelle Brans

Chapter 11: Holistic Health and Nutrition 11.1 Ayurveda Health, Neelam Toprani

11.2 Indigenous Wholistic Well Being and Healing, Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell

11.3 Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Natural Medicine, Iva Lloyd

11.4 Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dylan Kirk and Enwei Li

Chapter 12: Global, National, and Community Healing, Nathan Funk and Jennifer Ball

Section III: Transformation, Integration, and Conclusions

Chapter 13: Holistic Interventions for Dealing with Human Service Worker Stress and Burnout, Meg Jordan

Chapter 14: Examples of Innovative Individual, Organizational, and National Holistic Healing>

14.1 Body as Home: A Critical Somatic Approach to Working with Homeless Youth, Rae Johnson

14.2 Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, Sandra Montour and Julia Bomberry

14.3 Wellwood, K. Jane George and Norma Frankoff

14.4 Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Healing, Brian Rice

Chapter 15: Transforming University Education, Neal Klein and Jan Wall

Chapter 16: Integration and Conclusions, Peter A. Dunn


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