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KEY FEATURES: Material based on empirical findings as well as first-hand experiences makes the book a valuable resource for both guiding and inspiring readers. Connection of current debates with an analysis of the cultural healing practices of Far East Asian communities provides a critical point of departure for highlighting challenges and transformations within the field of health and mental health. Discussion of a range of issues makes the book relevant to scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students in training in the various health and mental health fields, as well as mental health clinicians, nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, and others. Exploration of research, theories, and practices extends beyond Asian groups to include all types of patients, clients, and groups. Chapter-ending discussion questions prompt readers ...

Oishii: Japanese Delicious Moment Therapy
17 Oishii: Japanese delicious moment therapy
Mami Ishii Ted Lo

Counseling and psychotherapy have evolved over time to address many concerns of people from various cultural settings. That has led to interesting integrations and innovations. In contemporary society, they have become a place for many to find answers about life and living, which used to be guided in traditional cultures by indigenous healers, such as shamans and elders.1 In such traditional healing, the focus was often on transcending the fragmentations of life toward a meaningful whole, fulfilling the innate desire toward an integral collective oneness.2 In the postmodern age, many of us are seeking ultimate soul healing in the traditional sense, the intimate ...

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