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Healing and Wholeness

Healing and Wholeness

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About the Book

Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health provides a comprehensive overview of complementary and alternative treatments for mental health, with information and research on their effectiveness for treating specific disorders. Twenty-two chapters document research and the current practice of using complementary and alternative therapies in treating a number of disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and addictions.
The therapies covered are both state-of-the-art and ancient, including naturopathy, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, meditation, and others.
Each chapter begins with a description of the classification of the disorder, followed by discussions of scientific documentation on diet, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, complementary and alternative therapies, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes.
This compendium of integrative and holistic therapies provides the reader with access to a multitude of options for improving their mental health. This is a thorough guide to alternative therapies in the mental health field, organizing a large amount of information in a relevant, easy-to-use format.
Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health can be used as a standard reference for the mental health care professional, the graduate student, or anyone looking to improve their emotional health.
To learn more about Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health and to read excerpts, visit www.HealingandWholeness.org.

About the Author: Randi Fredricks lives and works in San Jose, California, counseling people on holistic health care. In an effort to create a therapeutic environment that's a powerful catalyst for positive change, she draws from a wide variety of healing modalities. Dr. Fredricks has over a dozen certifications, including a Doctorate in Naturopathy, Masters in Psychology, and accreditations as a Nutritionist, Herbalist and Hypnotherapist. She blends transpersonal psychology with naturopathic principles in order to capitalize on each person's inherent healing abilities.
In her work, Dr. Fredricks helps individuals, couples, children, and families. She is particularly committed to encouraging people to move towards empowerment in their own health care. She provides a unique holistic approach to psychotherapy and naturopathy by combining her wide breadth of education and experience. This multi-disciplinary approach allows her to address issues from a neuro-biological perspective, helping the people she works with to feel better faster and appreciate lasting results.
Dr. Fredricks integrates scientifically-proven complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of the following mental health problems: Depression Seasonal Effective Disorder Postpartum Depression Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Disorders Insomnia Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autistic Spectrum Disorders Schizophrenia Eating Disorders and Food AddictionSubstance-Related DisordersNicotine Addiction Chronic Fatigue Stress Management Cognitive Decline and Dementia Alzheimer's Disease Parkinson's Disease According to Dr. Fredricks, "By definition, the naturopathic psychotherapist is holistic, treating the individual as a whole person; mind, body and spirit. Essential elements in a naturopathic treatment model include diet, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and effective support systems. Individuals who adopt a naturopathic approach to emotional problems often become healthy in other areas of life as well."

Dr. Fredricks' website is www.randifredricks.com.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781434383372
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publisher Imprint: AuthorHouse
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 652
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1434383377
  • Publisher Date: 09 Oct 2008
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 40 mm
  • Weight: 1119 gr

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