Healing Touch: A Guide Book for Practitioners / Edition 1

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On the leading edge of the holistic approach to healing, this comprehensive guide discusses the concepts, techniques, and applications of energy-based healing.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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A guide to the concepts, techniques, and applications of energy-based healing, a method that is used as a complement to other ways of treating the mind-body interconnection. Describes the layers of the human energy field and energy centers, discusses how healing touch is used in clinical settings and private practice, gives specific interventions for various problems, and offers self-help techniques and information on how to develop a practice as a healer. Delmar is rushing the 1996 copyright date. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827362758
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: A volume in the Delmar Nurse as a Healer Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Sect. I History, Research, and Background of Healing Touch
Ch. 1 The Development of Healing Touch as a Major Force in Energy-Oriented Healing Practices 3
Ch. 2 Concepts of Healing in Human History 8
Ch. 3 Research Related to Healing Touch (HT) 24
Sect. II The Human Energy System
Ch. 4 Toward an Understanding of the Scientific Bases of Healing Touch 43
Ch. 5 Identified Aspects of the Human Energy System 63
Ch. 6 The Chakras and Their Functions 76
Ch. 7 Assessing and Identifying Patterns in the Biofield and Chakras 92
Ch. 8 Basic Applications for Healing Interventions 104
Sect. III Healing Touch Interventions
Ch. 9 Full Body Techniques 119
Ch. 10 Localized and Specific Techniques 135
Ch. 11 Specific Interventions for Identified Problems 151
Ch. 12 The Clinical Practice of Healing Touch 162
Sect. IV Healing Touch Practice as a Complement to Other Helping Modalities
Ch. 13 Bridges with Medical and Clinical Settings 173
Ch. 14 Interfaces with Somatic Therapies 184
Ch. 15 Interrelationships with Psychotherapy 191
Sect. V Self-Care of the Practitioner
Ch. 16 New Developments in Healing Touch: Expansion of Resources for Practitioners 205
Ch. 17 Healing Touch for the Caregiver 213
Ch. 18 Self-Development of the Healing Touch Practitioner 223
Ch. 19 Conclusion - Opening to the Next Decade of Healing Touch 234
App. A: Glossary 241
App. B: Resources for Further Information 243
App. C Sample Informed Consent 246
App. D Sample Intake Sheet 247
Index 249
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