This article describes the origin and workings of Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil. Spiritist healing practices include: laying-on of hands, prayer, blessed water, fraternal assistance, consultation with medical intuitives and disobsession. Treatments appear to be effective for healing. They are typically accomplished by trained volunteers donating their time as part of their own spiritual growth,
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I have been privileged to work as a healer in an NHS Endoscopy Unit in the UK. I will share with you some of my journey as a healer and how it led to my working in a voluntary capacity as part of the endoscopy team in an environment of integrative care. I will explain
Death is as natural as living, breathing and yes, dying. From the perspective of traditional healers, death is viewed as a faithful companion, walking by your side since your birth. It is inherent within everything you do every day from the mundane to the transpersonal, whether you are paying attention to this process or not.
An ovarian tumor was diagnosed by ultrasound after a large mass was found in my abdomen on a routine annual physical exam by my family doctor. A malignant tumor was suspected. I declined the recommendation for a total hysterectomy along with removal of the tumor, choosing treatment with German New Medicine (GNM) instead. GNM helped
Conventional medicine, and to a large extent conventional psychology as well, teach that the mind is a product of the electrochemical activity of the brain. Disturbances of psychological functions including both thoughts and emotions are explained as resulting from malfunctions in the nervous system and/or hormones of the body. Psychology allows that tensions in the
The Mauve? Gallery is an art gallery made unique by virtue of its location: the gallery occupies a small cubicle in a large office building in downtown Berkeley, California. Founded in March of 2009, we endeavor to curate shows of new and interesting work, and in the process make one workplace a legitimate site of
Norman Doidge. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain ScienceEmma Bragdon, PhD (Editor). Spiritism and Mental Health: Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in BrazilElisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler. On Grief and Grieving: Finding The Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of LossKen Robinson and