Healing The Whole Person (Application of Yoga Psychotherapy)

$26
FREE Delivery
Quantity
Delivery Ships in 1-3 days
Item Code: NAG954
Author: Swami Ajaya
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Language: English
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9780893892753
Pages: 216
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.0 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 280 gm
Fully insured
Fully insured
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
23 years in business
23 years in business
Book Description

Introduction

Yoga is More Popular Than Ever with the American public. Tens of millions practice some form of yoga on a regular basis, and yoga-related products, such as books, videos, and yoga mats, can be found in stores everywhere. It has become so mainstream, in fact, that yoga has even been used in advertising to sell a wide variety of other types of products to the general population, from health insurance to automobiles to fast food. It has become increasingly popular with both medical and mental health professionals, as well and has been the subject of much empirical research. The practice of asana, for example, has shown to increase relaxation and to improve mood: it is associated with better mental health. Meditation, one of yoga's most improtant practices, has been found to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of physical and psychological problems, including coronary artery disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and even several skin disorders. Elements of yogic spirituality have also been incorporated into several scientifically supported Western psychotherapies. Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) of Steven Hayes and colleagues, for example, both make use of constructs that are nearly identical to the yogic construct of vairagya, an attitudinal state characterized by simultaneous non-attraction and non-aversion. ACT also formally incorporates meditation into its efforts at teaching clients to be non-resistant toward their own undesirable but unavoidable internal and external experiences (tension resulting from resistance to experiences that cannot or should not be avoided has been shown to greatly intensify our negative emotional reactions to them). Most of the gold-standard treatments for anxiety disorders also employ vairagya to help clients let unwanted thoughts and sensations come and go with only minimally anxious reactions. One recent study demonstrated that experience with meditation was associated with an increase in ability to remain calm and free of negative emotional experiences in the face of unwanted thoughts that would otherwise be distressing. Despite the great increase in interest by Western yoga practitioners and mental health professionals, few good resources exist on the theoretical foundations and methods of yoga-infused psychotherapy. Healing the Whole Person: Yoga Psychotherapy is an important resource for both laypersons and professionals alike. Its esteemed author, Swami Ajaya, PhD, a Western-trained psychologist and ordained monk of an ancient Indian order of yogis, provides a thorough general introduction to yoga psychotherapy that will educate and inspire the reader. Mental health professionals who wish to incorporate aspects of yoga into work with clients will be pleased to find that it is practical and immediately useful, as well as being theoretically enlightening. Hatha yoga practitioners in the general population will also find this book helpful, as it casts a light on yoga as it pertains to the mind, an area neglected by most mainstream hatha instructors. Swami Ajaya's is truly a special voice that has much to offer us in our quest to understand the mind and the psychological foundations of growth and change. Yoga psychotherapy is grounded in Vedanta, a school of monistic Indian philosophy that describes the manifest universe and all that exists beyond as a manifestation of consciousness. It tells us that the individual, like all else, is in essence pure consciousness and that our consciousness/awareness is the only thing about us that does not change. Our thoughts and emotions change from moment to moment. Our deeper beliefs change over time. Our bodies grow and change as well, until such time as they are returned to their constituent elements.

  Introduction vii
Chapter One The Ecology of Consciousness 1
Chapter Two Body and Behavioral Techniques 11
Chapter Three The Relationship Between Therapist and Client 41
Chapter Four The Collective Unconscious From the Yogic Perspective 75
Chapter Five Spiritual Asects of Psychotherapy 119
  References and Notes 175

Sample Pages








Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at help@exoticindia.com
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through help@exoticindia.com.
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Book Categories