The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation

The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation

by Irene R. Siegel


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Integrating Western psychological understanding with ancient Eastern and wisdom traditions, Siegel addresses how spiritual resonance is achieved within the psychotherapeutic process in The Sacred Path of the Therapist. Readers will learn how mindfulness practices and attunement can help them move clients toward recovery and beyond, allowing full potential to emerge within a shared coherent field of awakening consciousness. Topics include translating transpersonal theory into practice, understanding the human energy field, and the integration of psychotherapy and spiritual initiation.

Drawing from her unique experiences working with master shamans as well as practicing as a psychotherapist, Irene Siegel discusses the evolving role of the therapist as both therapist and healer. Shamans are ancestral teachers, guides to nonordinary realms of consciousness and a divine cosmic whole within silent sacred spaces. Using lessons from native shamanic tradition and the evolving field of transpersonal psychology, both healer and client will learn to access the innate inner wisdom and healing potential within themselves through guided meditation exercises within moment-by-moment sacred space. The expanding content and context of therapy blends the two worlds: the clinical world and the world of the shaman. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393712414
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,221,256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Irene Siegel, PhD, LCSW, received her doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University), and her master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. An Approved EMDR Consultant, speaker, and teacher, she also conducts an integrative psychotherapy practice. She studied authentic ancient healing traditions in North and South America, and teaches the integration of Western psychotherapy and science with ancient healing arts. She lives in Huntington, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Mindfulness, Attunement, and Spiritual Resonance 13

Chapter 2 Transpersonal Theory to Practice 43

Chapter 3 Elements of a Transpersonal Therapy Practice 57

Chapter 4 The Human Energy Field 89

Chapter 5 Resourcing, Cosmic Interweave, and Ego Integration in EMDR 113

Chapter 6 Healing the Wounds of the Past 125

Chapter 7 Changing Our Destiny 143

Chapter 8 The Marriage of Psychotherapy and Spiritual Initiation 157

Epilogue 173

Glossary 181

References 187

Index 197

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