Exceptional Experience and Health: Essays on Mind, Body and Human Potential

Exceptional Experience and Health: Essays on Mind, Body and Human Potential

by Christine Simmonds-Moore

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Exceptional Experience and Health: Essays on Mind, Body and Human Potential by Christine Simmonds-Moore

The study of the effect of “exceptional” experiences and beliefs on health—including anomalous, placebo, or hypnotic healing and mystical, religious, transpersonal, and creative experiences—is 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786459667
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 312
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.

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