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Title Spiritism and mental health : practices from spiritist centers and spiritist psychiatric hospitals in Brazil / edited by Emma Bragdon ; foreword by James Lake
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. The spiritist understanding of mental health -- pt. 2. Spiritist treatments : practice -- pt. 3. Current science, psychotherapy, and spiritism -- pt. 4. The international impact of spiritism -- pt. 5. Education and research
Summary Leading practitioners and researchers in the field describe the history, principles and diagnostic processes of the Spiritist approach to mental health, and provide an extensive summary of the various methodologies used, including spiritual mediumship, energy work, prayer, homeopathy, past life regression and the practice of integrating spirituality into counselling and psychotherapy. Considering the ways in which Spiritism aligns with contemporary science, they show that the Spiritist model has the potential to bring about a positive transformation in the ways in which mental health care is c
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Mental health -- Brazil -- Religious aspects.
Spirituality -- Brazil.
Form Electronic book
Author Bragdon, Emma.
Lake, James.
LC no. 2011007366
ISBN 0857010395 (electronic bk.)
9780857010391 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)