ISSN 1538-1080

Category: Editorial Musings

On Getting Past Square 1 of Our Problems

Abstract Introduction People often have difficulties figuring out what, exactly, their problems are and how to deal with them in the most constructive ways. We often know we are uncomfortable about certain situations or events in our lives; having difficulties with other people; stuck in patterns of behaviors that are serving us poorly; or in

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Dealing with End of Life Issues, Individual and Collective, with Focus on Grief

Abstract style=”padding-top:0px;padding-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:35px;text-align:left;”> As we approach the end of our life, and as we see others who are close to us doing the same, we often experience anticipatory grief about our impending death. This can cause a lot of distress to ourselves and to those close to us. Wholistic frameworks help us to understand and address

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Life as Non-Proprietary Lessons in Healing of Self and Others

Abstract While healing is generally considered to be a natural process of the body, and varieties of practitioners offer approaches and supports to support and enhance healing, the innate capacities of people to heal themselves and to offer healing to each other are largely ignored. There are numerous factors contributing to this situation. Modern therapeutic

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Filling Big Gaps in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Western society has come to take for granted the availability of counseling and psychotherapy, along with urgent care for mental health emergencies and long-term care for the more serious problems. In many other countries around the world, however, even the basic services may be severely limited. Even in the US, which has modestly good services,

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Renovating the Boxes We Build and Live In

Introduction We are all creatures of habit. As we grow up in childhood, we take on from our family and community the language and concepts for the world at large around us. We cannot avoid acquiring habits of per-ceiving, naming, interpreting, describing and dealing with the worlds we live in. While on the one hand

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Wholistic and Healing Integrity

Wholistic healing addresses every level of our being individually and collectively including body, emotions, mind, relationships (with other people and the environment) and spirit. Healing that is truly wholistic includes all of these as a unity which is indivisibly interlinked. Integrity within ourselves is marked by specific or vaguely perceived and understood feelings, thoughts and

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Caregiver Factors Contributing to Healing

Within conventional medicine, medical interventions are generally considered to be the effective agents for change in and of themselves. It is the medication, surgery, radiotherapy or other intervention that appears to bring relief or cure to the patient. Yet it is firmly established that a third of people treated for most illnesses will show improvements

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