The Therapist's Toolbox is like taking several years of seminars and reading a book or two. It is a time-saving and cost effective manual full of tried-and-tune techniques for enhancing therapeutic intervention with clients, written by a discerning and seasoned practitioner.
Aimed at practice with individual adults and couples, this manual is a collection of nonsense, helpful techniques drawn from Susan E. Carrell's vast experience throughout her career. Each technique is complete and easy to implement in a single session. The author's jargon-free, down-to-earth writing style makes each technique easy to understand and effective to use. Carrell provides treatment objective and diagnostic aids to help the clinician meet requirements for treatment planning, as well extensive examples from her own practice.
Chapter 25: Rituals and Other Blessings
Rituals and Other Blessings
The threads of ritual woven into the fabric of a society may determine its strength. Unfortunately, in our culture, important remnants of civilization were swept away in the backwash as the tide of the postmodern era inched its way forward. Technological advance captured the imagination of most, and time-honored customs and traditions were tossed away. We are beginning to know better.
Thanks to media technology, the work of scholars such as Joseph Campbell has elevated the consciousness of the general public. The enlightened and informed are taking another look at ancient maps as they search for health and happiness. At least some of the routes to what we seek are right under our noses. The rediscovery of ritual as ...