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.

Yoga and Its Practice in Psychological Healing

Yoga and Its Practice in Psychological Healing

Yoga and its practice in psychological healing

In this chapter, I will endeavor to outline the historical background of yoga, identify the main sources of yoga, and offer an introduction to yoga and meditation. Yoga covers a vast field of philosophy, psychology, and practice, and in the section on the limbs and branches of yoga, I will outline Patanjali's eight limbs or steps of yoga and the main branches of yoga. Millions of people throughout the world currently practice yoga on a regular basis. This vigorous growth and blossoming of yoga across the globe raises the question, “What are people who practice yoga seeking through yoga?” The section on research into yoga will explore this question. Modern psychology has ...

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