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Lynette Bassman, Pn.L). Perhaps the biggest change happening in health care today is rediscovery of the mindbody connection in health. There is nothing truly new about this "holistic" approach it was understood by Hippocrates, it's part of the ancient wisdom found in many cultures, and it has dominated medical thinking for most of history. In fact, only within the past two centuries did western societies move away from the holistic model.



Modern Western medicine has favored a model of health and illness that likens the body to a machine. When someone is ill the medical view is that some part of the machine

broken or wearing away, and seen as someone who can fix it. Often, each part of the body is treated separately, perhaps by different specialists. According to this form of medicine (called is

the doctor

is

"allopathic") the

mind has

little

to

do with

diseases of the body, and vice-versa.

However, many people have failed to find relief from their symptoms using the allopathic model, and have turned to different kinds of therapies exploring the complex connections between body and mind. The effect of the mind on the body is the area investigated by "psychosomatic" medicine. "Psychosomatic" does not mean that a disease

is "all

in the head." Rather,

it

means

mental conditions can have real, physical effects on the body. The reverse, the effect of the body on the mind, is what that

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MJF BOOKS

NEW YORK

Published by

MJF Books

Fine Communications

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York,

Mind,

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Street

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Mood and Emotion: A Book of Therapies 2001

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ISBN 1-56731-481-3 Copyright

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1998 Lynette Bassman, Ph.D.

Text layout and design: Margaret Copeland, Terragraphics Editorial:

Becky Benenate

This edition published by arrangement with

New World

This book was previously published under the

All rights reserved.

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in

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title

Library

The Whole Mind.

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or

any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical,

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system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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Dedication

This book

is

dedicated to

all

people

who

have suffered with untreated or inad-

equately treated mental illnesses, and to those health professionals find within themselves the ability to risk being

wisdom.

open

to

new (and

who

can

old) healing

Acknowledgments First, all

would

like to

thank the authors

who

do

am

grateful to

this,

and

my husband,

for being a source

years of preparing this book.

They are

contributed to this book.

come

very busy yet gave their time so that their knowledge could I

to

I

to light.

Larry Bassman, for understanding that

of so

My

son,

many

I

had

kinds of support through the long

my

Jonah Bassman, was often

inspira-

tion.

Eugene Herman taught

me

about thinking and seeing things in uncon-

ventional ways, and about being bold and daring, sary in bringing this project to fruition. Betty steady, reliable,

this.

taught

Janee Albert served

me how

Thanks

to

contributors, sages

Herman

There are

but

I

taught

in helping

me

about being

useful with very

me

I

could

Sam

Faith

believe

consultant and sounding board.

to write.

all

the secretaries, assistants,

who

and

office

sent faxes, answered telephones,

managers of many of the

and sometimes put

my mes-

None of us could do what we do without you. many people who helped me along the way by leading me to the

on the top of the

people

as a

were neces-

qualities that

and organized, and about creating something

few resources. Merle Molofsky was instrumental

do

all

who wrote

want you

to

pile.

the chapters of this book.

know how much

I

I

can't

mention you

all

by name,

appreciate your help.

And finally, I owe sincere gratitude to my clients, who have taught me about the benefits and the limitations of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

Table of Contents Acknowledgments Editor's Preface

PART

1:

GEHING READY TO CHOOSE

Introduction

Chapter

1

Chapter

2

1

Understanding Alternative Healing Modalities:

14

Basic Concepts by Lynette Bassman

An

Introduction to the Politics of Health Care

21

by J. Jamison Starbuck

Chapter

3

A Parent's

Perspective

Care by John

Psychiatry:

27

The Role of Spirituality and Nonordinary

of Consciousness by Stanislav Grof

43

THE COMPLEMENTARY HEALING MODALITIES 5 The Alexander Technique by Joan Arnold

57

States

2:

Politics

L. Stegmaier

4 Rethinking Basic Assumptions about Psychology and

Chapter

PART

on the

of Mental Health

Chapter

6 Applied Kinesiology: Individualized Assessment Using Applied Kinesiology Procedures by Walter H. Schmitt, Jr.

Chapter

Chapter

7 Aromatherapy by Christa Obuchowski

Chapter

8 Ayurveda: Maharishi

71

83

Ayurveda and Mental Health 98

by Jim Brooks

108

9 Biofeedback by Frank Andrasik

Chapter

.

Chapter 10 The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music by Carol Bush

Chapter

1 1

and Sara Jane

Child Brain Development Well Children by Glenn

119

Stokes

in Brain-Injured

and

Doman

132

Chapter 12 Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture by Kevin V. Ergil

and William

Prensky

Chapter 13 Creative Arts Therapies by Carol Lagstein, et al

146 164

Chapter 14 Ecopsychology and Holistic Health by Fran Segal

198

Chapter 15 Edgar Cayce on Mental Health by David McMillin

213

Chapter

1

6 Environmental Medicine

by Doris

Rapp

224

.

Chapter 17 Exercise Therapy: Working Out the Problem by WesSime

Chapter

1

8 Flower Essence Therapy: Integrating

...

257

Soul Wellness by Patricia Kaminski

Chapter

1

9 Food and

Mood: The

Sugar- and Cafifeine-free Diet

273

for Depression by Larry Christensen

Chapter 20 Herbal Therapy by Brent

Medicinal Plants and the

1:

Mind

W Davis

Chapter 21 Herbal Therapy

285 Herbal Self-Care by

II:

Brett D. Jacques

and Jacqueline Jacques Chapter 22 Homeopathy by George Chapter 23 Light Therapies

Norman

302 Vithoulkas

and

by Alexander Neumeister

and

339

E. Rosenthal

Mind

David Briscoe

352

Chapter 25 Martial Arts and Mental Wellness

by William Kaplanidis

Chapter 26 Massage and Mental Health: Touching the by

323

Vangelis Zajtriou

Chapter 24 Macrobiotic Diet: Whole Food for a Whole by

241

Body and

.

.

David DiDomenico

377

Chapter 27 Meditation and Prayer by Barry Friedman

389

Chapter 28 Naturopathy and Mental Health ^;///

Therapy