THE SACRED PATH OF THE THERAPIST
Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation
Shamans are ancestral teachers, guides to nonordinary realms of consciousness who heal by connecting to elemental energies. Psychotherapists also respect the power of silent spaces in the session, moments in which sacred energy emerges. This book explains shamanic approaches to access shared energy and intuitive processes to heal clients.
Drawing from her unique experiences working with master shamans as well as practicing as a psychotherapist, Irene Siegel discusses the evolving role of the therapist as both therapist and healer.
Integrating Western psychological understanding with ancient Eastern and wisdom traditions, Siegel addresses how spiritual resonance is achieved within the psychotherapeutic process. Readers will learn how mindfulness practices and attunement can help them move clients toward recovery and beyond, allowing full potential to emerge within a shared coherent field of awakening consciousness. Topics include translating transpersonal theory into practice, understanding the human energy field, and the integration of psychotherapy and spiritual initiation.
Using lessons from the evolving field of transpersonal psychology, as well as guided meditation exercises, the reader will learn to access the innate inner wisdom and healing potential of their clients, expanding the content and context of therapy.
Dr. Irene R. Siegel conducts her psychotherapy practice at Center Point, an integrated health and counseling center in Huntington, NY. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an Approved EMDR Consultant by the EMDR International Association.