The study of the effect of “exceptional” experiences and beliefs on healthincluding anomalous, placebo, or hypnotic healing and mystical, religious, transpersonal, and creative experiencesis attracting increasing academic and public interest. This collection of essays explores the nature of mind, its impact on the body, and the relationship between “exceptional” experiences and physical health, mental health, and the potential for other types of perception.
Examining the influence of spiritual practices, mental imagery, and alternative healing methods such as Reiki and Johrei, the essays encourage the expansion of mental health practice to include the full range of exceptional experiences. By normalizing experiences that are often pathologized, this book recognizes that exceptional human experiences can and do have value for physical and mental health.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Christine Simmonds-Moore is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia and has received several Bial research grants, given to promote exploration of a variety of exceptional experiences.