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.

Inner Healing Prayer in “Spirit-Filled” Christianity

Inner Healing Prayer in “Spirit-Filled” Christianity

Inner healing prayer in “spirit-filled” christianity
Fernando L.Garzon

Within the past 100 years, “Spirit-filled” Christianity has grown from an embryonic revival meeting in Azusa Street, in Los Angeles, California, into an estimated half billion “believers” worldwide (Synan, 2001). The Spirit-filled movement emphasizes encountering God through the Holy Spirit in a personal and often dramatic way. These encounters frequently lead to self-reports of healings, glossolalia (speaking in tongues), prophecy, and miracles. Such “gifts of the Spirit” can happen in individual and corporate settings.

“Spirit-filled” Christianity encompasses several coevolving forms of Christianity (Miller, 1997). The early revivals (such as Azusa Street, mentioned above) led to numerous denominations (e.g., Assemblies of God, Pentecostal, Church of God, Church of God in Christ), which remain today. The ...

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