by Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT
When I first started to work as an art therapist with individuals diagnosed with cancer, I came upon the classic, Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie Siegel. For those of you who are not familiar with his early work with cancer patients, Siegel initiated a specialized form of therapy based on creating an atmosphere of “carefrontation” that emphasized safety, courage, self-efficacy, compassion and love as key factors in health and well being...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Cathy Malchiodi is an internationally recognised art therapist, writer and speaker. She has written several books on art therapy that are viewed as standard texts for art therapy practice. Cathy has just finished editing a new book, due out in October, 'Art Therapy and Health Care' with Guilford Publications.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Matthew Welsh
I recently had the chance to interview Paldrom Collins about her new book A Couple’s Guide to Sexual Addiction: A Step-by-Step Plan to Rebuild Trust and Restore Intimacy. Below is a copy of our Q&A.
"Rebuilding a relationship where trust has been broken by an infidelity driven by sexual compulsivity (and further probably by the cover up of the infidelity), first, and most importantly, the partner who has been sexually compulsive needs to have the desire and willingness to stop the sexually acting-out behavior..."
Editor's Note from Norma-Jean Strickland: If it has been awhile since you listened to portions of Bill Moyers’ classic interviews with Joseph Campbell entitled, “The Power of Myth,” then I offer this conversation about our ancestors – the first storytellers. Evidence suggests that stories began 250,000 years ago and it is Joseph Campbell’s belief that we carry these stories in our very bones today. I hope you enjoy this dialogue as much as I do!
by Susan Lutz,
ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living
1) For several generations now, the word "diet" conjures up very specific images of restriction - correcting a lifestyle that's gone wrong. Why did you choose the word, "Undiet" as the title in your new book?...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Tired of living from one diet to the next in the hopes of finding "the cure?" Consider throwing out the old diet-way-of-thinking, and bringing in a new and vibrant vision with Megan Telpner. Meghan's gorgeous array of menus and recipes carve a path to a new way of seeing food and health. Meghan's creed will open eyes and ears to eating and loving life in-line with yourself and the world around us.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: In this unique and rare interview with Dr. Vasant Lad, many Ayuvedic concepts are discussed including dosas, doshic constitution, skin disorders, consciousness and the physician's approach for care. Dr. Lad is a world renown Ayurvedic Vaidya and a pioneer for Ayurveda in the USA. He shares much knowledge and wisdom when he speaks and listening to his lectures and interviews is a gift. Enjoy!
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Cancer is a disease of not only the body, but also of the mind and soul. We need a healthy body, mind and spirit, and we need to learn how to achieve that. As a society, we need to support and promote the energy of health and wholeness instead of promoting cancer awareness. In this video interview Bruce Lipton, a genetic scientist. eloquently explains what happens during stress and how it affects your immune system. He discusses the difference between old physics/old biology - the Newtonian model - and new physics/new biology - the quantum model. Dr. Lipton illustrates why energy is significant in shaping matter and the overall health of our body. He explains how cancer genes can predispose a person towards cancer, but don't mean a person WILL get cancer.
by Raphael Cushnir -- Interviewer
Brother David Steindl-Rast
"...when I heard the title, Teaching What We Need To Learn, I thought, “Do we ever teach anything that we don’t need to learn?” We always pick exactly what we need to learn and then we teach it, and if you are lucky, then we learn what we teach. And I think every teacher will say how much they have learned from their students, and I think we choose the areas in which we teach precisely because we want to learn. It’s not always conscious. I think that most of it is subconscious but I think that’s just a fact..."
Editor's Note from Diane Renz: Learning the art and practice of gratefulness is the key to resilience and well-being. We often wonder how can I possibly be grateful in the midst of great difficulties? Right in the center of our chaos we can find meaning and possibility and return to the present through gratitude, helping us then to remember what is essential in us as always available, no matter our circumstance. Here you will be inspired by someone who lives this truth.
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Are "miracles" possible with energy therapies? Listen to this interview with Dr. Nancie Barwick who overcame the debilitating effects of Muscular Dystrophy using the Conklin Method.
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