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Norton Publishers
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Norton (2017-09-19)
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English
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THE SACRED PATH OF THE THERAPIST

Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation

by Siegel, Irene R.

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.

Shamans are ancestral teachers, guides to nonordinary realms of consciousness who heal by connecting to elemental energies, major archetypal forces of nature, and a divine cosmic whole within silent sacred spaces. As unlikely as it might seem, psychotherapists share many of these qualities. They also respect the healing power of silent spaces in the session, moments in which sacred energy emerges.The Sacred Path of the Therapistoffers a blend of two worlds: the clinical world and the world of the shaman.

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.

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Dr. Irene R. Siegel offers the beginning therapist a foundational primer into the field of transpersonal psychotherapy. Using shamanic and modern healing methods, she encourages the awareness of divine spiritual interconnectedness that moves into a shared resonance with the client. Insightful exercises and client-based contributions give evidence to the benefits of transpersonal and EMDR psychotherapeutic methods. This is a must read for any student of transpersonal psychology and for therapists entering the field of service for the well-being of others.

Quote: Ana Perez-Chisti, PhD, President, Sufi Universal Fraternal Institute

“This is an outstanding book on the transpersonal approach to psychotherapy and takes the method much further than I have seen elsewhere. The author started her work in Peru in 1985, working with Alberto Villoldo. She had shamanic experiences and other nonordinary experiences. Later she studied EMDR, bringing it into alignment with those experiences, to the benefit of both. . . . Strongly recommended.” — John Rowan, PhD, FBPS, FBACP, cofounder of the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners, author ofThe Transpersonal

Quote: John Rowan

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