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Beschreibung

Dan Menkin has facilitated thousands of sessions integrating spiritual and personal counseling with transformation-oriented bodywork. Here he asks us to discover inner peace through spiritually sensitive bodywork. Whether you're a practitioner or a client, learn how touch therapies can be a part of a joyful development process that includes your mind, emotions, and spirit--as well as your body.

Autorentext

Dan Menkin writes a popular column for Massage magazine and has been active in founding professional bodywork associations. Since beginning his training at Esalen Institute, he has facilitated thousands of sessions integrating spiritual and personal counseling with transformation-oriented bodywork. From the early 1970's, he has organized and led numerous massage retreat workshops and personal-growth trainings. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.



Inhalt

Acknowledgments
Foreword by Robert Calvert
Preface

PART ONE
Integrating Touch Therapies and Inner Peace Counseling
Introduction

CHAPTER ONE
Ah, There's the Rub
A Client's Story

CHAPTER TWO
About Transformation-Oriented Bodywork
Highest Vision Confronts Life's "Pain in the Neck"
Body Armoring • Constriction Against Pain • Transformation-Oriented Bodywork • Empowerment Through Breathing • The Spiritual Warrior • The Highest Ideal • Skillful Means • Constriction and the Spiritual Warrior • Recipient Qualities • Practitioner Qualities • Our Blue Planet

CHAPTER THREE
Integrating Inner Peace Facilitation and Bodywork
Expansion and Contraction • A Driving Illustration • Inner Peace Facilitator as Spiritual Friend • "But What Do I Do?" • Al's Story

CHAPTER FOUR
Spirituality: A Path Toward Inner Peace
Technician or Healer? • The Law of Resonance • Healing Versus Curing • Truth and Healing • The Meaning of Life

CHAPTER FIVE
The Thunder of the Floes
Awakening Individual Consciousness and Planetary Transformation
The Coming Spring • Melting Ice Structures • Challenging Mirrors

PART TWO
Facilitating Inner Peace: Client Work, Practitioner Work

CHAPTER SIX
A Client-Practitioner Dialogue
Welcoming Carol • Exploring Carol's Inner Family • A Huge Block of Foam Rubber • Why Were You Born? • Getting Bigger • Horizontal Desire Versus Vertical Aspiration • Longing for the Source

CHAPTER SEVEN
Piecing Together the Puzzle
Outer Mirrors Inner • Changing the World from Within • Our Inner Work • The Five-Faceted Diamond • The Healing Process. "Seeing" and Safety • Unconditional Acceptance • Integration: The Puzzle Becomes Clearer

CHAPTER EIGHT
Suffering and Joy
Three Orientations to Bodywork • Motivation • Seeking the Wisdom in Suffering • Vulnerability • Melting Inner Obstacles into Joy • The Exquisite Dance • The Example of Peace Pilgrim

A Touch (poem)

CHAPTER NINE
Working with the Inner Child
Healing Old Wounds • Working at the Edge • Looking Deeper Than Symptoms • Re-Membering • A Zen Story • Freeing Ourselves

CHAPTER TEN
What Is Inner Peace?
Peace and Healing • Buddha's Four Noble Truths • Movies from the Mind • Desire and Suffering • Desire Versus Aspiration • Awakening Breath • Changing Our Level of Thinking • The Still Mind • Navigating Our Way Toward Peace

CHAPTER ELEVEN
Working with the Questions
Our Quest for Balance
Where Are You Going? • The Ego Equation • The Pull of Opposites • Affluence Versus Austerity - Needs Versus Desires • Value Versus Worth • Happiness Versus Joy • Balance and Enduring Peace

CHAPTER TWELVE
Tips and Techniques
Victim Thinking Versus Responsibility • The Meaning of Forgiveness • Exploring Authority • Prayer and Healing • "Cooking" Appropriately for Each Client • Perception Versus Projection • Inner Child Family Therapy • Welcoming Chaos

CHAPTER THIRTEEN
The Challenge of Year-End Holidays
Maintaining Our Own Inner Peace • Expanding Awareness of Holiday Traditions • Light over Darkness • Encouraging Joy • Celebrating Incarnation • Special Holiday Opportunities for Healing

PART THREE
More Dialogues

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
A "Technique" for Spiritual Inquiry
Inviting the Client's Higher Power • Focusing on Principles • Frank's Dialogue with Karen • Feminine Divinity? • Balancing Feminine and Masculine Qualities • Growing Relaxation from Inspiration • Creating Safety in Multiple Ways

CHAPTER FIFTEEN
The Tao Te Ching and the Principle of Receptivity
The Mystery Where Learning Can Occur • Ariel's Discovery • Reminding People of Who They Have Always Been • Models of Reality • The Receptivity of Emptiness • Desireless Helpfulness • Deepening the Feminine • Language and Reality • Harmonizing Feminine and Masculine • About the Tao Te Ching

CHAPTER SIXTEEN
The Times, They Are A-Changin'
The Deeper Meaning of Healing • Our Response to Tension • Adding the Third Leg • Modeling Reality • From One Era to the Next • The Meaning of Virtue • Allying with the Light Forces • A Curriculum for the Times to Come

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
Yoga and Freedom
Massage as Two-Person Yoga • Yoga Means Union • Virtue and Purity • Patanjali's Eight-Step Path to Freedom. Chronic Tension and Attachment • Forward on an Ancient Path • The Culmination of Meditation

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
Healing the Wounds That Bind
Alcoholism and Recovery. Repressed Rage and Sorrow • Jason's Inner Child • A Time Bridge to Sealed Trauma • Survival Instinct and Armoring • Introducing a Healing Presence • From Talk to Touch • Clara's Melting Love

CHAPTER NINETEEN
Egoholics Anonymous
Addiction to "Me" • Distorting Perception • Ego's Myopia • An Egoholic Twelve,Step Program • "Working" Spiritual Sobriety • Wrongs and Woundedness • Making Amends • Recovery and Prayer

CHAPTER TWENTY
What We Offer Is Who We Are
A Practitioner-Supervisor Dialogue
Sharon's Supervision Relationship • Experiencing Past Fears • Beth's Sexuality • Sharon's Supervisor Responds • Determining Appropriate Boundaries • Sharon Works with Her Own Inner Child Conflicts • Seeking Balance

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
Onward
Resources along the Path
Books and Tapes: Psychology, Consciousness, and Spirituality • Books and Tapes: Simple Living and Financial Issues • Periodicals • Organizations

APPENDIXES

APPENDIX A

Comparing Inner Peace Facilitation and Psychotherapy
A Practitioner's Guide to Similarities and Differences
Introduction • Definitions • Soften and Melt • Shared Areas of Concern • Scope of Practice • Confidentiality • Source of Authority • The Practitioner as Role Model • The Practitioner as Educator • Awareness of Transference and Countertransference • Containment and Appropriate Boundaries • Client-Centered Session Time • Dual Relationships • Professional Supervision

APPENDIX B
Exploring Financial Accessibility in Your Practice
Cause, Effect, and Compassion
Peace as Harmony with Natural Law • The Law of Cause and Effect • What Is Wealth? • Balancing Valuations in Client Financial Exchanges • Fees as Gatekeeper • The Value of Compassion • Spiritual Capitalism

Financial Accessibility Considerations
What Does Being Financially Accessible Really Mean? • What Financial Accessibility Can Mean for You • A Few Reasons for Exploring Financial Accessibility • Various Policies for Determining Client Fees • Considering the Relative Worth of the Client's and Practitioner's Time • Fears and Realities • When Clients Are Scarce • Peacefully Accepting Feeling "Taken Advantage Of" • Success Breeds Success
About the Guild of (financially) Accessible Practitioners

APPENDIX C

Client Education
A Sample Brochure
Excerpts from the author's Steppingstone Massage informational booklet, "Melting the Obstacles to Inner Peace"

About the Author

Produktinformationen

Titel: Transformation through Bodywork
Untertitel: Using Touch Therapies for Inner Peace
Autor:
EAN: 9781591437673
ISBN: 978-1-59143-767-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Simon + Schuster Inc.
Genre: Medizinische Fachberufe
Anzahl Seiten: 252
Veröffentlichung: 01.06.1996
Jahr: 1996
Untertitel: Englisch