ISSN 1538-1080

Tag: Volume 18, Number 2

IJHC May 2018 Table of Contents

Editorial Musings Filling Big Gaps in Counseling and Psychotherapy By Daniel Benor, MD, ABIHM, IJHC Editor-in-Chief Research Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as a Constructivist Psychotherapeutic Approach: Epistemological Reflections from a Qualitative Experiential Study By Mahima Kalla, PhD Wholistic Approaches Black swans and quotation marks: Is energy real? By Eric Leskowitz, MD Variations on the Theme

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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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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as a Constructivist Psychotherapeutic Approach: Epistemological Reflections from a Qualitative Experiential Study

Abstract This article presents the first theoretical and methodological analysis of the practice of a contemporary psychotherapeutic technique called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), to be discussed in academic literature. This analysis has emerged from an epistemological reflection on a qualitative research study that explored users experiences of EFT for deepening physical chronic disease healthcare. This

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Black Swans and Quotation Marks: Is Energy Real?

Abstract: Paradigm shifts often require a black swan event in order to reach a tipping point. This article describes several ways in which the materialist paradigm of medicine has been approaching such an inflection point, one that would require acceptance of the existence of such intangible factors as energy and consciousness. Interventions like yoga, meditation

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Pain, the Unwanted Gift

At workshops I frequently ask people if they would like to be free of all pain, both; emotional and physical. However, I tell those who sign up for what they think will be a gift to take my phone number with them so when they experience the problems associated with feeling no pain they can

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IJHC Book Reviews, April 2018

Bernie S. Siegel. (2009). 365 Prescriptions for the Soul: Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love. Romanyshyn, Robert. (1999). The Soul in Grief: Love, Death and Transformation. Zukav, Gary. (2011). Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power. HarperOne.

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