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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

Humanistic Psychology and Mind/Body Medicine
Humanistic psychology and mind/body medicine

MIND/BODY MEDICINE is as old as human existence. Archaeological evidence shows shamanic methods in use at least 20,000 years ago (Achterberg, 1985), but one might imagine that the use of mind/body practices to alter oneself and one's environment is much older. It is a natural human tendency, as can be seen in the early developmental stages of childhood. Folk healing methods have persisted over time throughout the world. Alternatively, contemporary mind/ body medicine is as recent as the past 30 years. Psychological methods have been combined with modern medicine to form mind/body medicine. Because humanistic psychology has been dedicated to the development of the person's potential—mind, body, and spirit—it has played a key role in the ...

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