Messages from the Archetypes: Using Tarot for Healing
and Spiritual Growth
Toni Gilbert, RN, MA, HN-BC Holistic
Nurse & Transpersonal Counselor
Transpersonal healing arts enhance wellness and prevent illness.
They complement traditional medicine treatment of disease
and injury by adding a holistic psychological and spiritual
Since the mind can affect the systems of the body (such as
immune system), the use of psychology to facilitate a change
in the systems is reasonable. The following are some conditions
that respond to transpersonal healing arts and mind body medicine:
Preparation for and recovery from surgery, life threatening
illness (e.g. cancer), autoimmune diseases, recovery from
injury, phobias, stress and pain management, mild depression,
and life issues.
Alternative Journal of Nursing www.altjn.com
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Creative Healing: How to Heal Yourself by Tapping Your
Michael Samuels M.D. & Mary Rockwood
Lane R.N., Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Samuels is a true pioneer in the field of arts
and healing, working in the field for over twenty five years.
He founded Art as a Healing Force, and has authored over fifteen
books, including "Well Body Book". Mary Rockwood
Lane co-founded Shands Arts in Medicine program at the University
of Florida. She currently teaches Art, Health & Spirituality
at the UF College of Nursing. and will be co-teaching with
Jean Watson this summer in Boulder, Colorado.
The Harmony of Health
Don Campbell's forthcoming book (and included CD) is an easy
to use guide to using the power of music to relax and renew.
Includes five excercises combining the music on the CD and
images included in the book. Available this Summer...
Writing for the Health of It: A Writing Pad with Ideas
for Getting Started
Gail K. Ellison, Ph.D.
This is an 8.5 x 11-inch pad with writing suggestions for
patients and families who are coping with illness and for
busy caregivers who wish to develop their own reflective practice.
Spiral-bound along the top edge, the book is designed for
writing in bed. Shrink-wrapped with a ballpoint pen, Writing
for the Health of It makes an ideal gift. Gail K. Ellison,
PhD, Writer in Residence in the Shands Arts in Medicine program
and adjunct faculty in the UF College of Fine Arts, teaches
the Reflective Writing Elective in the University of Florida
College of Medicine. Dr. Ellison has drawn on her experience
to create a series of books and materials related to reflective
writing in healthcare settings.
Where Do All the Young Ones Go To?
Poetry by John Graham-Pole,
M.D., and Music by Cathy DeWitt
A collection of poetry about children and illness, written
by nationally renowned author and Pediatric Professor, John
Graham-Pole, with original piano accompaniment. "We have
tried to capture what they have to teach not only their families
and caregivers, but all of us," Graham-Pole says. "It's
our homage to their courage, creativity and inspiration."