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.

Hindu Spirituality and Healing Practices

Hindu Spirituality and Healing Practices

Hindu spirituality and healing practices

One of the great “levellers” of humanity is the fact that regardless of the culture we belong to, we all experience illness—both physical and mental— pain, distress, loss, sorrow, and bereavement. Suffering, as the Buddha remarked, is part of the human condition. No culture has ever been successful in eliminating such conditions permanently. Each culture also acquires its own traditions that enable it to formulate its own conceptual systems that explain health and illness in all their forms. Western countries, by and large, subscribe to a scientific model of mental illness, which asserts a materialist, disease-based framework. Even in the absence of any clearly identifiable neurophysiological, biological, or genetic correlates, there is an assumption that such ...

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