A Progressive Overview
A practical and insightful guide, Holistic Healing investigates the practices, theories, research, and history of holistic healing as it relates to human services. This text offers a uniquely comparative and integrated understanding of ancient and modern Indigenous, Eastern, and Western traditional practices, including elements of healing, such as bodywork, expressive arts, energy medicine, eco-psychology, transpersonal psychology, naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and Indigenous healing practices. Practitioners and scholars in health, nutrition, psychology, and social work contribute to research that focuses on individual, organizational, national, and global holistic intervention applications. Chapters in this collection address critical issues such as colonization, human rights, the environment, peace and conflict, and equity and inclusion. This collection is a timely and practical resource for both students of undergraduate health, social work, sociology, or psychology programs and is also a great resource for professional practitioners.
“I really enjoyed reading this book – it is easy to follow and read. The inclusion of Indigenous authors is appreciated as often they are included as a token rather than a focus. This book highlights the value of Indigenous knowledges and is mindful to address oppression and to include and integrate anti-oppressive practices and approaches.”—Sherri Pooyak, MSW, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, University of Victoria, and First Nations University of Canada
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