Healing with Spiritual Practices: Proven Techniques for Disorders from Addictions and Anxiety to Cancer and Chronic Pain, 1st Edition

  • Thomas G. Plante
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  • ISBN-10: 144086070X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440860706
  • DDC: 615.8
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Whether a person suffers from a psychological or physical malady, such as depression, addictions, chronic pain, cancer, or complications from pregnancy, the best practice treatments likely include one common thread: spiritual practice. From meditation and yoga to spiritual surrender and religious rituals, spiritual practices are increasingly being recognized as physically and mentally beneficial for recovering from illness and for retaining optimal health. This title, edited by the director of one of the nation's best-known university institutes of spirituality and health, explains current and emerging practices, their benefits, and the growing body of research that proves them effective. Comprising chapters from expert contributors, this book will appeal to students, scholars, and other readers interested in psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, pastoral care, and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Spiritually Formative Practices and Stress-Related Disorders.
2: Nurturing Hope: Tools for Cultivating Hopeful Thinking and a Meaningful Life.
3: Mindfulness and Health: Evidence-Based and Clinical Applications.
4: Evidence-Based Portable Mindful Strategies for Well-Being.
5: Spiritual Surrender: A Paradoxical Means of Empowered Coping with Illness while Discovering Transcendent Meaning and Purpose in Life.
6: Yoga to Promote Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Well-Being: Self-Regulation on and off the Mat.
7: Yoga: Addressing Physical Functioning and Well-Being in Older Adults.
8: Spiritual Models: Reflecting on The Way of a Pilgrim with Postsecondary Students at Risk of Stress, Depression, and Anxiety.
9: Expressive Writing as a Spiritual Practice to Promote Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth among Disaster-Exposed Pregnant Women.
10: Mindfulness-Based Parenting Programs: Significance for Young Children Experiencing Adversity and Trauma.
11: Promoting Hope, Healing, and Wellness: Catholic Interventions in Behavioral Health Care.
12: Holistic Healing in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
13: The Effects of Religious and Spiritual Interventions on Pain.
14: Spirituality-Based Interventions for Patients with Cancer.
15: Religious and Spiritual Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
16: Spiritual Practices and Interventions in Recovery from Addictions: Implementing Focused Treatment and Growth Strategies in Psychotherapy.
17: Using a Spiritually Sensitive Approach to Treat Problematic Pornography Consumption.
About the Editor and Contributors.