This thesis describes the theory and methods of an original somatic approach to movement education. Based on the five Elements of ancient philosophical tradition, Elemental Movement integrates somatic and alchemical principles, processes, and practice. It employs movement as the primary vehicle for a wide range of personal explorations, using the Elements both as a framework and as a set of symbolic tools.
While many engage in asana, the physical practice, yoga’s most transformative effects are found in the realms of the spiritual and psychological. Yoga Beyond the Mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga practice to achieve lasting and permanent transformation. Join Alanna Kaivalya as she guides you through a complete range of topics, including:
• Removing Obstacles
• Appreciating the Present Moment
• Balancing the Chakras
• Healing Childhood Wounds
• Creating Your Own Rituals
• Transforming Your Archetypal Energy
• Entering the Blissful State
This book shows you that yoga doesn’t make your life easier; it makes you better at your life. Through ritual, meditation, journaling, asana, and other spiritual practices, Yoga Beyond the Mat provides techniques for developing a personal mythology and allowing the ego to rest, leading modern-day yogis toward what they have been missing: the realization of personal bliss.
"[Alanna] guides and inspires students and teachers alike toward their own liberation, with patience, generosity, and wholehearted enthusiasm.”—Linda Sparrowe, former editor-in-chief of Yoga International and author of Yoga At Home
“This is the book I dreamed of when I started my yoga path . . . [Yoga Beyond the Mat includes] all the steps, tools, rituals, and wisdom for lasting bliss.”—Dana Flynn, founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga
"Alanna has pioneered a relevant, educational book; deep thinking and laced humor.”—Ana T. Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga and author of Fierce Medicine
“Alanna reveals with great clarity and approachable language the nuances, shadings and shadows of this ancient ritual of wellness. I highly recommend it.”— Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, author of Riting Myth, Mythic Writing and Creases in Culture
“Alanna’s rigorous scholarship interweaves with applicable and tangible to-do’s that brings reality to your spirituality.”—Jill Miller, creator of Yoga Tune Up® and bestselling author of The Roll Model
“I found Yoga Beyond the Mat both informative and active; both entertaining and enlightening. Dr. Kaivalya brings yoga back to its roots. She recovers the blend of the physical, tangible aspects of practice with the spirit and mind. In today’s hectic life, the revival of yoga-past when combined with soul centered engagement offers the remedy we seek . . . a breakthrough book.”—Stephen Aizenstat, PhD, chancellor and founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute
“In this groundbreaking book integrating yoga, Jungian psychology, and personal mythology, Alanna Kaivalya recovers the spiritual dimension of yoga for contemporary Western practitioners. By offering readers a creative ensemble of integrated practices, she provides an innovative approach to personal development that engenders both spiritual awakening and psychological wholeness.”—Dr. Patrick Mahaffey, professor and associate chair of Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and author of Evolving God-Images
“Alanna writes with honesty and clarity about the quest to find self-knowledge and bliss, perfectly balancing skepticism and enthusiasm. The result is a practical guide to the history and philosophy of yoga, and a useful map to living an integrated, satisfying and richly meaningful life.”—Dave Stringer, Grammy-nominated Kirtan artist
“Drawing on yoga, psychology, mythology, and ritual, Alanna guides readers on a transformative journey toward self-awareness and ‘personal bliss,’ through an amazing array of practices. Yoga Beyond the Mat is like a library of ideas for studying your self.”—Kaitlin Quistgaard, writer and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal
Exploring Guinevere's Search for Authenticity in the Arthurian Romances: The Thousand-Year Quest of a Mythic Woman
This work is the most complete study of the Guinevere figure in Western Literature. Its special value focuses on this woman in her own right. Guinevere, or Gwenhwyfar, whose name from the Celtic tradition means phantom, spirit, or faery, is not surprisingly of otherworldly origins. In many myths, however, she loses her otherworldly status and is vilified; in some, she is helpless in ways that accentuate a knight's prowess at protecting her. In the Arthurian romances that are part of our Western tradition and influence, Guinevere, who is both exalted and marginalized, remains in the shadows. This work journeys into Guinevere's world, from early Eastern traditions and medieval times to today's Information Age, and gives her and those whom she influences a voice. The author argues that Guinevere is the anima, the feminine soul who provides the main medium of communication with the deeper aspects of the unconscious and invites soul-making. This work imagines her in an androgynous world that allows her to be her own person.
Guinevere whose name from the Celtic tradition means phantom or faery, is not surprisingly of otherworldly origins. In many myths, however, she loses her otherworldly status and is vilified; in some, she is helpless in ways that accentuate a knight's prowess at protecting her. This is a study of the Guinevere figure in Western Literature.
For the past thrity years Jung's ideas have been explained and explored in hundreds of books. Jung Lexicon takes the reader to the source, showing the broad scope and interrelationship of Jung's interests. Definitions are accompanied by choice extracts from his references.
The Alchemical Woman: A Handbook for Everyday Soulwork translates the ancient metaphorical tradition of Alchemy into a meaningful and practical tool for self-discovery. Elaborate concepts, such as the coniunctio, are edited into workable compostions that enable women to readily adopt these ancient and mythical concepts as their own.
Drawing on a particular emphasis within the phenomenological tradition as exemplified by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Eugene Gendlin, this book considers the role of the lived body as a way of knowing and being within three practical contexts that illustrate some of the nuances of embodied enquiry: qualitative research, psychotherapy, spirituality.
Thomas Hanna's groundbreaking book in which he first introduces the term "somatic" as it is used in the modern era in all the various fields of human potential, including healthcare, bodywork, movement arts, and body-centered psychotherapy.
Not many people realize that the field of Somatics came from this book, and was established by Hanna in part from this book. Hanna first described the "soma" as the human being as a process of "embodied awareness", that could not be meaningful reduced (nor effectively understood, treated, or educated by reducing) to simply biological processes or even simply a mind and a body. In a survey of the scientific and philosophic thinkers and perspectives (ranging from Darwin to Piaget to Kierkegaard) that explored this concept, Bodies in Revolt: A Primer in Somatic Thinking lays the foundation for all somatic fields, as well as Hanna's view for the future of human potential.
Bodies in Revolt: A Primer in Somatic Thinking is the extraordinary book that has taught us to think “somatically” about ourselves and has created special significance for the words “soma” and “somatic”. Here is a provocative, broad ranging survey of the philosophical and scientific currents which have converged to form a new understanding of the human being as an embodied awareness. A Primer in Somatic Thinking is a pioneering work that has given a name, an impetus, and a rationale to the body-mind movement whose tradition is coming to permeate much of contemporary life
Nancy McWilliams distils the essential principles of clinical practice, including effective listening and talking, transference and countertransference, emotional safety, and an empathic, attuned attitude toward the patient.
This clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience.
In this classic work, separation and individuation are presented as two complementary developments."A critical landmark in the psychoanalytic literature on child development...a phenomenal achievement....As an added bonus, it is an extremely well-written and readable book."--Joseph J. Sandler, M.D., Editor, "International Journal of Psychoanalysis"
"A milestone in psychoanalytic theory building."--Peter Blos, Columbia University
"A psychological landmark and an epitome of the type of psychonanalyticlaly oriented research."--E. James Anthony, M.D., Washington University
Patterned on his eminently successful "Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis, " Freud's "New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis" takes full account of his elaborations in, and changes of mind about, psychoanalytic theory, and discusses a variety of central and controversial themes, including anxiety, the drives, occultism, female sexuality, and the question of a "Weltanschauung." It serves as an indispensable companion to the "Introductory Lectures."
In a work with far-reaching implications, Chela Sandoval does no less than revise the genealogy of theory over the past thirty years, inserting what she terms "U.S. Third World feminism" into the narrative in a way that thoroughly alters our perspective on contemporary culture and subjectivity.
What Sandoval has identified is a language, a rhetoric of resistance to postmodern cultural conditions. U.S liberation movements of the post-World War II era generated specific modes of oppositional consciousness. Out of these emerged a new activity of consciousness and language Sandoval calls the "methodology of the oppressed". This methodology -- born of the strains of the cultural and identity struggles that currently mark global exchange -- holds out the possibility of a new historical moment, a new citizen-subject, and a new form of alliance consciousness and politics.
Utilizing semiotics and U.S. Third World feminist criticism, Sandoval demonstrates how this methodology mobilizes love as a category of critical analysis. Rendering this approach in all its specifics, Methodology of the Oppressed gives rise to an alternative mode of criticism opening new perspectives on a theoretical, literary, aesthetic, social movement, or psychic expression.
The second edition of this highly successful introductory textbook has been updated and expanded to reflect how changes within society have led to developments across the field.
The authors offer a fascinating introduction for students, setting out the principles of community psychology as they consider how its roots have helped to shape the goals of liberation and well-being. Following this, the authors look closely at the conceptual, interventional, and research tools of community psychology and how they can be applied in different contexts, the difficulties faced and practical ways to help achieve social justice.
Featuring a wide range of critical perspectives, international examples, exercises and additional online resources, this textbook will encourage students to think more critically about the role of psychology in society and about how community psychology can aid in the liberation of oppressed groups to promote social justice and well-being."
The Second Edition of Critical Psychology: An Introduction extends the original's comprehensive and accessible critique of mainstream psychology. The First Edition quickly became critical psychology's entry point, introducing readers around the world to the growing challenge to psychology's moral, political, and scientific status. Fully revised, reconfigured and expanded, this new book explores critical psychology's continued growth and diversification, offers practical advice, and notes significant theoretical and political dilemmas confronting critical psychologists today. While other texts focus on narrower specialties within critical psychology or on specific theoretical or methodological perspectives, Critical Psychology retains its focus on critical psychology as a whole.
"In your country," Ignacio Martin-Baro remarked to a North American colleague, "it's publish or perish. In ours, it's publish "and" perish." In November 1989 a Salvadoran death squad extinguished his eloquent voice, raised so often and so passionately against oppression in his adopted country. A Spanish-born Jesuit priest trained in psychology at the University of Chicago, Martin-Baro devoted much of his career to making psychology speak to the community as well as to the individual. This collection of his writings, the first in English translation, clarifies Martin-Baro's importance in Latin American psychology and reveals a major force in the field of social theory.
Gathering essays from an array of professional journals, this volume introduces readers to the questions and concerns that shaped Martin-Baro's thinking over several decades: the psychological dimensions of political repression, the impact of violence and trauma on child development and mental health, the use of psychology for political ends, religion as a tool of ideology, and defining the "real" and the "normal" under conditions of state-sponsored violence and oppression, among others. Though grounded in the harsh realities of civil conflict in Central America, these essays have broad relevance in a world where political and social turmoil determines the conditions of daily life for so many. In them we encounter Martin-Baro's humane, impassioned voice, reaffirming the essential connections among mental health, human rights, and the struggle against injustice. His analysis of contemporary social problems, and of the failure of the social sciences to address those problems, permits us to understand not only the substance of his contribution to social thought but also his lifelong commitment to the campesinos of El Salvador."
Mary Field Belenky, Lynne A. Bond, and Jacqueline S. Weinstock, hoping to carry Belenky s theoretical work in the bestselling "Women s Ways of Knowing" into the realm of everyday life, created the Listening Partners project, designed to help young women isolated in rural poverty give voice to their personal and communal needs and come together to create social change." A Tradition That Has No Name" explores this project and the work of other women who have created organizations to give voice to and strengthen traditions of community organizing and leadership, particularly as they have developed in communities of women marginalized by race and class. Ranging across cultures and classesfrom struggling inner-city neighborhoods to affluent middle-class suburbs, from African American communities in the South to poor rural communities in Vermontthe book teaches us how to appreciate the ways women create networks of listening and community-building, and how to bring these little-recognized traditions of women s activism to the forefront of public life. It is these public homeplaces women create together, the authors argue, that hold the key for empowering communities and creating social change."
Responding to increased emphasis in the classroom and the field on exposing students to diverse epistemologies, methods, and methodologies, Bagele Chilisa has written the first textbook that situates research in a larger, historical, cultural, and global context. With case studies from around the world, the book demonstrates the specific methodologies that are commensurate with the transformative paradigm of research and the historical and cultural traditions of third-world and indigenous peoples.
In this completely revised and updated fifth edition of group psychotherapy s standard text, Dr. Yalom and his collaborator present the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise. Among the significant new topics: Online therapy Specialized groups Ethnocultural diversity Trauma Managed care Plus hundreds of new references and clinical vignettes"
This popular text helps students and clinicians build essential skills common to all family interventions. The entire process of systemic therapy is richly illustrated with chapter-length case examples. Rather than advocating one best approach, the author shows that there are multiple ways of working, and provides reflection questions and exercises that encourage readers to develop their own clinical style.
This pioneering book offers an exciting proposal for approaching therapeutic work from a perspective emphasizing the feminine principle of holding and containment, while recognizing a necessary place for the masculine. Sullivan demonstrates the real possibility of an integrated practice with the potential to heal both men and women.
A profound and deeply personal collection of essays by renowned psychologist Carl Rogers
The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement and father of client-centered therapy, based his life's work on his fundamental belief in the human potential for growth. A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of Carl Rogers's career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person. More philosophical than his earlier writings, it traces his professional and personal development and ends with a prophetic call for a more humane future."
With over 300 pages of methods, materials, techniques for working with children and adolescents, transcripts, case examples and discussion, this book filled a void in the child therapy literature. Counselors and therapists, in schools, mental health centers and private practice embrace this book. It is the largest selling book on the subject in the world.