Perceptions and Possibilities: Strategic and Solution-Oriented Approaches to Working with Depression

This book will assist therapists in easily implementing the concepts of strategic and solution-oriented applications into one’s therapeutic work with depressed clients. The focus of these brief therapy approaches is on the clients’ resources and potential rather than on their deficits and pathology.

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Transforming Themes: Creative Perspectives on Therapeutic Interaction

Transforming Themes challenges the dominant view of psychotherapy as a structured, reductionist process. Instead, it views psychotherapy as an alive, unrehearsed interaction that embraces healing when it is focused on the role of ‘therapeutic themes’. Effective therapy results from moving clients away from pathology focused and into more flexible, empowering themes. This book will enable therapists to gain access to creative methods which help their clients heal while increasing effectiveness and enjoyment in clinical work.

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The Art of Creating a Magical Session

The Art of Creating a Magical Session discusses the key elements needed to create the interaction conditions for transformational therapeutic change to occur. Using a conceptual approach to client transformation, the book draws from a diverse range of sources including indigenous traditions and rituals, as well as the latest research on the common factors that contribute to success in the therapy room. Each chapter focuses on educating and inspiring mental health professionals to easily adapt and apply creative and resourceful approaches to help their own clients begin inner transformations.

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Unlimited Resources: Simple and Easy Ways to Find, Access, and Utilize Client Strengths and Resources to Facilitate Change

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This book presents a framework for psychotherapists on how to direct their therapy sessions toward a focus on client strengths and resources instead of an excessive focus on problem investigation and client pathology. Practical examples and guidelines are supplied which give the therapeutic practitioner simple methods for accessing and implementing resource directed ways of working.

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Potential Not Pathology: Helping Your Clients Transform Using Ericksonian Psychotherapy

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This book is designed to assist counselors who would like to use and understand the psychotherapeutic strategies of Milton Erickson but often find it confusing, intimidating or unrealistic. Using colorful case studies and stories told in everyday language, this work will educate and help professionals in being able to understand how to adapt and apply creative and resourceful therapy interventions based on the concepts of Ericksonian psychotherapy. It will also assist clinicians and therapists in easily implementing the concepts of Ericksonian psychotherapy into their work in order to energize and revitalize their therapy sessions. Subjects explored include client resistance and client potential, the role of imagination and playfulness in the therapeutic work, and the healing possibilities hidden within stories and metaphors.

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The Year of Living Magically: Practical Ways to Create a Life of Spirit, Wonder, and Connection

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The Year of Living Magically is a book designed for those who want to learn to approach the world from a perspective of interconnection and wonder. By emphasizing the integral foundation of the natural world, this work guides readers through simple, practical exercises to enable them to embrace both the material and spiritual realms of life. Using insights from psychology, neuroscience, and the world’s esoteric traditions, this book invites readers to consider moving away from a strict, materialistic consumerism way of living in favor of a “magical life” in which creativity and enchantment abound.

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Low Country Shamanism

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Low Country Shamanism presents an overview of the esoteric practices of the art of Hoodoo, also called “Conjure”, as practiced in the coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. This book examines the historical background of the shamanic magical and healing practices of the traditional low country “root doctors” as well as offering personal narratives from modern day hoodoo/conjure practitioners and those influenced by the art.

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Shadows in the Session

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By examining research into the supernatural conducted by the early founders of psychotherapy, along with first-person accounts from therapists who have experienced strange events in their therapy sessions, this book provides readers with a peek at a hidden area of psychotherapy that is rarely discussed. The “paranormal” is not something that many would connect to the field of psychotherapy, but whether one believes in the phenomena or not, this book enlightens the reader that such occurrences continue to be experienced by both clients and their therapists.

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Get Out of Your Seat!: An Average Passenger’s Guide To Overcoming Airline Terror

Co-authored with a counter-terrorism trainer, Get Out of Your Seat!: An Average Passenger’s Guide to Overcoming Airline Terror is the first book written about the physical and psychological aspects of airline safety for the everyday traveler. In this book, you will learn easy and natural ways to defend yourself and confront any fear or apprehension you may have in dealing with the unseen dangers of air travel.

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