THE SACRED PATH OF THE THERAPIST
Shamans are ancestral teachers, guides to non-ordinary realms of consciousness who heal by connecting to elemental energies, major archetypal forces of nature, and a divine cosmic whole, within silent sacred space. Psychotherapists also respect the healing power of silent spaces in the session, moments in which sacred energy emerges. This book offers a blend of two worlds: the clinical world and the world of the shaman. Drawing from her unique experiences working with master shamans and practicing as a psychotherapist, Irene Siegel discusses the evolving role of the therapist as both therapist and healer.
Integrating Western psychological understanding with ancient Eastern and wisdom traditions, Siegel addresses how spiritual resonance is achieved within the psychotherapeutic process. Readers will learn how mindfulness practices and attunement can help them move clients toward recovery and beyond, allowing full potential to emerge within a shared coherent field of awakening consciousness. Topics include translating transpersonal theory into practice, understanding the human energy field, and the integration of psychotherapy and spiritual initiation. Using lessons from the evolving field of transpersonal psychology, as well as guided meditation exercises, the reader will learn to access the innate inner wisdom and healing potential of their clients, expanding the content and context of therapy. A must read for therapists, healers, and clients alike who are interested in an insightful integration of transformational healing paradigms.
THE WISDOM OF THE
In The Wisdom of the Universe: Essential Truths from the Beloved Conversations with God Trilogy, author Neale Donald Walsch and co-author/photographer Sherr Robertson have combined choice selections from Neale’s New York Times bestseller Conversations with God with original photography depicting nature’s grandeur.
This beautiful, 544 page, full-color book will please the senses, while the timeless spiritual guidance will delight and inspire the mind. For the avid follower of Walsch, known for captivating millions of fans worldwide with the life-altering wisdom of his celebrated books, or as merely an introduction to his work, this volume will serve the reader as the perfect medium for joining in on this uncommon dialogue between the mortal and the divine.
CAPTAIN SNOUT AND THE SUPER
POWER QUESTIONS: Don’t Let the
ANTs Steal Your Happiness
This fun, animated book, by Child Psychologist, Dr. Daniel G. Amen, is geared towards helping children combat Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTS) using a popular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy technique. Titled, Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions: Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness, the new children’s book features Captain Snout, an ANTeater-superhero who guides children in combating the ANTs that threaten to torment them. In the book, the three Pennypepper children start a neighborhood carwash to raise money for a new puppy. When customers stop coming to the carwash, the Pennypeppers are invaded by ANTs. Captain Snout playfully shows the children how to correct their negative thinking patterns. He teaches the Pennypeppers two very simple super power questions to always ask themselves to help them overcome ANTs: “Is it true?” and “Are you 100% sure it’s true?”
Comical illustrations by Brendan Kearney bring the story alive as children learn to replace their ANTs with accurate and truthful thinking. Dr. Amen also includes a helpful letter at the end of the book that guides parents to use this story as a discussion opener with their children (Amen says the book will be equally helpful to stressed out parents).
Widely regarded as a gifted teacher and storyteller as he is a renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Amen’s Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions offers a simple solution to helping children identify ANTs and then teaches them how to manage those thoughts in a positive way.
Multicultural artist Ria Sharon introduces Animal Guidance, a new line of spiritually-minded wearable art. The pendants in the collection are handcrafted in the artist’s studio in St. Louis, Mo., each one incorporating reproductions of her original, hand-drawn illustrations. Artful and handmade, these pendants will appeal to people who are looking for gifts that are unique expressions of their individuality— satisfying both the giver and receiver. Each piece comes packaged with a card inscribed with an affirmation inspired by the animal. For example, the hummingbird’s card reads, “Give your heart permission to seek joy and nurturing. Savor the magic and sweetness that surrounds you.” Sharon says, “My wearable art collection is really a mindfulness tool, each pendant a reminder that we are alive and connected to each other in a shared experience of this Planet Earth. When we cultivate them, these connections are a natural and potent source of strength, resilience, and courage. The collection is designed to help us remember that within each of us are all the noble aspects we share with the animals—a powerful message delivered in a beautiful package.” Sharon adds that the miniature art pieces in the pendants represent perspectives or lenses that the artist invites you to “put on” as an approach to a dilemma or question.
Finished off with ribbons, these versatile charms can be worn as a choker, necklace, or wrist wrap. Each of the twelve animals comes pre-packaged in a biodegradable cellulose sleeve, ready for eco-friendly gifting. They are $24 each, available at select retailers and online. For wholesale info, visit animalguidance. org. For daily insight into the artist’s process and inspiration, follow @ riasharon on Instagram and Twitter.