spiritism and mental health practices from spiritist centers and spiritist psychiatric hospitals in brazil

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Spiritism And Mental Health

Author : Emma Bragdon
ISBN : 9781848191358
Genre : Psychology
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An account of the philosophy, theory, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in the English language. It explores how Spiritist centers and psychiatric hospitals are established and financed, with specific examples from Brazil and the USA.

Resources For Extraordinary Healing

Author : Emma Bragdon
ISBN : 9780962096006
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Sixteen million Americans (5% of our population) are crippled by serious mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A lead article in Reuters News in August 2011 reported that 40% of people (201 million) in the European Union are mentally ill or have brain disorders. The numbers of mentally-disabled-from tots to seniors- needing supplemental income supplied by their governments is swelling at an alarming rate. In the USA it's 6 times what it was in 1955. Can one recover from serious mental imbalance? How? These questions are increasingly important to emotionally disturbed people and the governments supporting them. It's crazy, but top research psychiatrists now admit "We still don't know the cause of most mental illness; indicators show it is not a 'broken brain' that can be fixed by medications." Resources for Extraordinary Healing exposes a new paradigm about the causes of mental disturbances and maps pathways to full recovery. An effective model of care from Brazil that has been developed since the 1930s is described. The treatment addresses biological, psychosocial, and spiritual issues- not separately, but together. The collaborating healthcare team is made up of medical doctors, psychiatrists, medical intuitives and spiritual healers. Trained volunteers bring compassionate understanding and companionship. It is more cost-effective than our system. Compelling stories point to accessible resources in the USA that are similar to what Brazil offers. Contact information is well organized, making this book an excellent guide and an inspiring reference for patients, their families, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and healthcare providers. It will be of value anywhere people seek information, compassionate care, and illuminating perspective on recovering mental health.

Kardec S Spiritism

Author : Emma Bragdon
ISBN : 9781456610043
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Especially of interest to those involved with healing and healthcare: The first book to describe contemporary spiritual healing centers in Brazil including a psychiatric hospital where spiritual healers collaborate with conventionally trained healthcare professionals. There are more than 12,000 of these centers in Brazil; 20-40 million Brazilians use this resource for spiritual growth, healing, and to maintain wellness. These Centers welcome people of all religions and cultures, offering effective forms of healing as a free service. The introduction to the philosophy of Spiritism is presented in a clear, easy to understand manner. The description of the methods for healing used over more than 150 years demonstrate that Brazil has developed an effective model of integrative health care. The author spent half of each year, 2001-2012, in Brazil studying these centers and hospitals. She is a psychologist, teacher, prolific author and pioneer in the area of healing and spiritual awakening. She suggests that importing components of Brazil's Spiritist Centers could help us improve our ailing healthcare system.

Spiritual Alliances

Author : Emma Bragdon
ISBN : 0962096032
Genre : Guides (Spiritualism)
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Spiritual Alliances offers a clear-eyed report of extraordinary events at the Casa de Dom Inacio in Brazil, where dramatic healings are taking place, apparently through the intervention of spiritual entities. These inspired being are either channeled by a man called John of God, or become present directly in special group rooms dedicated to healing and meditation.Bearing witness to the events taking place at "The Casa", Spiritual Alliances powerfully suggests that there is profound healing support available from the spiritual dimension, and that this phenomenon may not be limited to special places like The Casa.An impactful, yet non-polarizing look at the shortcomings of Western Medicine helps readers reflect on conventional medicine vis a vis spiritual treatment at the Casa. Five interviews with Western medical types document what it is like to observe, learn and be transformed by experiencing The Casa. Readers will be moved and inspired by the stories of people who came to the Casa and were healed, not only physically, but in their hearts, minds and spirits.

Occult Abc

Author : Kurt E. Koch
ISBN : 0825497000
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A comprehensive examination of seventy-one forms of occult activity, their effect, and deliverance from them through victory in Christ.

Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author : Roy Moodley
ISBN : 9780761930471
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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.

The Call Of Spiritual Emergency

Author : Emma Bragdon
ISBN : 9781456610067
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A feast of revealing narratives expose the amazing story of how people deal with critical points in personal transformation, also known as spiritual emergency. With the increase of interest in yoga, meditation, mental health recovery, and recovery from addiction there is renewed interest in care that is not based on medication as much as empathy and compassionate companionship. This book helps anyone who doesn't have a language to understand intense inner experiences and confuses them with mental illness. If you have felt disoriented by intense spiritual experiences this book will help you understand where you are and where you may be heading. It is a map of the journey of spiritual awakening written by a psychologist who knows the territory well. Reading it may make the difference between heading off to the hospital to get drugs to stop the symptoms or staying home and knowing you are OK. Just because you have had a conversation with your spirit guide, or talked to the spirit of someone who has passed away doesn't mean you are having a breakdown. It could mean you are having a breakthrough to a higher level of functioning. The author is a psychologist and knows the territory.

Medicine Miracles And Manifestations

Author : John L. Turner
ISBN : 1601630603
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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During his career as a board-certified surgeon, Dr. John L. Turner's curiosity drove him to explore nontraditional healing techniques that broadened the scope of recovery for his patients, including energy healing, soul travel, astral projection, chanting, and meditation.

Mysterious Minds The Neurobiology Of Psychics Mediums And Other Extraordinary People

Author : Stanley Krippner Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780313358678
Genre : Psychology
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An introduction to the scientific study of psychics and mediums—those who are frauds, those who are psychotic, and those whose claims seem to defy easy dismissal. • Includes essays from several expert contributors, each an accomplished scientific researcher in the fields of parapsychology, neurobiology, and cognitive neuroscience • Offers case studies on definitive episodes of both fraudulent and not-easily-disproven psychic events • Provides a bibliography of references and additional readings, including print and online resources

Spiritual Emergency

Author : Stanislav Grof
ISBN : UOM:39015016285713
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From Spiritual Emergency to Healing and Rebirth Increasing numbers of people involved in personal transformation are experiencing spiritual emergencies -- crises when the process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming. Individuals experiencing such episodes may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting. In many cases, new realms of mystical and spiritual experience enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion. They may feel tremendous anxiety, have difficulty coping with their daily lives, jobs, and relationships, and may even fear for their own sanity. Unfortunately, much of modern psychiatry has failed to distinguish these episodes from mental illness. As a result, transformational crises are often suppressed by routine psychiatric care, medication, and even institutionalization. However, there is a new perspective developing among many mental health professionals and those studying spiritual development that views such crises as transformative breakthroughs that can hold tremendous potential for physical and emotional healing. When understood and treated in a supportive manner, spiritual emergencies can become gateways to higher levels of functioning and new ways of being. In this book, foremost psychologists, psychiatrists, and spiritual teachers address the following questions: What is spiritual emergency? What is the relationship between spirituality, "madness," and healing? What forms does spiritual emergency take? What are the pitfalls -- and promises -- of spiritual practice? How can people in spiritual emergency be assisted by family, friends, and professionals? This groundbreaking work reveals that within the crisis of spiritual emergency lies the promise of spiritual emergence and renewal.

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