Sacred Therapies: The Kundalini Yoga Meditation Handbook for Mental Health

Sacred Therapies: The Kundalini Yoga Meditation Handbook for Mental Health

by David Shannahoff-Khalsa
     
 

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A simplified version, for consumers, of yoga protocols for optimal mental health.

This comprehensive, user-friendly handbook offers readers an innovative clinical approach using 100 different Kundalini yoga techniques in select disorder-specific protocols for treating all of the major and common psychiatric disorders. Readers will gain insight into their own

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A simplified version, for consumers, of yoga protocols for optimal mental health.

This comprehensive, user-friendly handbook offers readers an innovative clinical approach using 100 different Kundalini yoga techniques in select disorder-specific protocols for treating all of the major and common psychiatric disorders. Readers will gain insight into their own symptoms by reading the official American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual definitions along with the associated disorders and features, and learn the step-by-step strategies essential for self-healing and relief. Seventy black-and-white illustrations are included.

Topics covered: Generalized Anxiety Disorder • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Body Dysmorphic Disorder • Trichotillomania • Phobias • Panic Disorders • Acute Stress Disorder • PTSD • The Abused and Battered Psyche • Depression • Grief • The Bipolar Disorders • The Addictive, Impulse Control, and Eating Disorders • Insomnia and other Sleep Disorders • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • ADHD and Co-morbid Disorders (Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder) • Dyslexia and Other Learning Disorders • Schizophrenia and the Variants of the Psychoses • The Personality Disorders (Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcississtic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder) • Autism and Asperger’s Disorder

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Editorial Reviews

Eurípedes C. Miguel
“The origins of psychopathological states are believed to be determined by the interactions of both the environment and genetic factors, especially during the sensitive periods of development. Since multiple risk factors can play a role in the origin of mental disorders, it is likely that multiple approaches in treatment can be used to alleviate their symptoms. Kundalini yoga meditation is a unique approach. Shannahoff-Khalsa is not only helping to disseminate this knowledge but he is also helping to set the stage to create a scientific perspective for Kundalini Yoga. In this book, he clearly describes a wide array of disorder-specific protocols that have helped uncountable individuals that can now be backed up by evidenced-based studies.”
John S. March
“In this new book, David Shannahoff-Khalsa brings together his 20+ years of experience using Kundalini yoga meditation to understand and treat psychiatric disorders. Having worked with David on the design of a new study in adults with OCD, I can attest to the seriousness of his scholarship. And having been a lifelong meditator in another Asian meditation tradition, I can also attest to the enormous wisdom and practical value embedded in this work. In fact, David's careful translation of Kundalini practices for Western audiences is a model of both academic rigor and a testimony to his great compassion for those afflicted with mental illness. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in applying Kundalini yoga in a psychiatric context.”
PsychCentral
“Shannahoff-Khalsa does not disappoint in his newest book. . . . Running the gamut of afflictions from small- to large-scale, Shannahoff-Khalsa’s book provides an in-depth reference guide, neatly organized and exhaustively thorough, to alternative therapies.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393707755
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/09/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
320,422
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

David Shannahoff-Khalsa is the Director of The Research Group for Mind-Body Dynamics at the BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also a member of the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine, and a yogic therapist for the Center for Wellness&Personal Growth, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD. He has published widely in scientific journals and routinely presents full-day courses teaching these disorder-specific protocols at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conferences, and at other national and international conferences.

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