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.

Shamanic Performances: Healing Through Magic and the Supernatural

Shamanic Performances: Healing Through Magic and the Supernatural

Shamanic performances: Healing through magic and the supernatural

It seems that for more than 5,000 years, human beings evolved a set of complex practices that involved religion, magic, and supernatural healing. These practices were to appease the gods and goddesses, who appeared to relieve them of their pain and suffering, and to heal them of their illnesses and diseases. The reverence for and fear of a god or goddess brought health, whereas indifference or hostility brought illness and disease (Weatherhead, 1968). In most societies of the past, religion, magic, and supernatural healing were integral parts of experience, with special ceremonies and events enacted to celebrate the god or goddess. When a state of disequilibrium (illness, disease, or discomfort) ...

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