By Christa Mackinnon
Trade paperback book
This book discloses how indigenous traditions can be adjusted to offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of insights, psycho-spiritual approaches and therapeutic tools. The underlying concepts and world-views of indigenous and contemporary shamanism are explained and tied in with current developments in psychology and science. After clarifying altered states of perception, concepts of integrative wholeness of mind, body, soul and spirit and transformative shamanic ‘healing’ approaches, the book goes on to outline concrete contemporary tools and techniques that can be applied directly to work with clients. It presents research, examples and case studies throughout. This will be enlightening and compelling reading for psychologists, therapists, counsellors and coaches looking for profound insights and innovative methods of practice that cater for the whole human psyche, reaching beyond contemporary western mind and body approaches.
Praise for Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice
“An important and relevant book for the times we live in. It is a ‘must-read’ for therapeutic professionals who look for enlightening insights and innovative methods of psycho-spiritual practice that cater for the whole human psyche.”
-Ursula James, Visiting Teacher Fellow, Oxford University Medical School and author of The Source: A Manual of Everyday Magic.