Guided Meditations Explorations and Healings

Now, in this remarkable work, they are offered for the benefit of all who are drawn to looking inward—and all who seek the healing power of a merciful awareness.

Guided Meditations  Explorations and Healings

From the revered meditation teacher Stephen Levine, here is a volume of guided meditations for the deeper healing of spirit, mind, and body. The culmination of decades of personal and professional explorations into the process of human consciousness, Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings is an indispensable source book, filled with resources for healing and the deepening of awareness. Essential reading for anyone facing pain, severe illness, addiction, or other forms of suffering, in these pages Levine presents practical processes for the deep exploration of the mind and body, which are used widely in meditation centers, hospices, and hospitals around the world. Now, in this remarkable work, they are offered for the benefit of all who are drawn to looking inward—and all who seek the healing power of a merciful awareness.

Healing with Death Imagery

The meditations found in his compilation Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings, and also in The Grief Process, have evolved over his many years of practice and have been organized to lead one on a graduated path for cultivating ...

Healing with Death Imagery

Sages of various traditions and ages have reiterated that we must incorporate the inevitability of death into the fabric of life to experience life's breadth and beauty. Imagery is an important tool in dealing with death, and this book is devoted to exploring many facets of this fascinating issue. It begins with an overview of ancient and modern approaches to the use of death imagery for therapeutic purposes, including a discussion of its possible benefits. Chapter 2, specifically exploring Stephen Levine's contributions in this area, shows that only by opening up to the reality of death can one make living a conscious process of growth. A number of excellent imagery-based experiential exercises are discussed in detail. Chapter 3 demonstrates the significance of confronting death through mental and artistic images; it discusses six examples of death-related religious and existential works of art.Recently there has been an upsurge of interest in near-death experiences and their salutary effects on attitudes, beliefs, and values. Of particular interest here are increases in spirituality, concern for others, an appreciation of life, and an enhanced sense of meaning and purpose in life. Chapter 4 presents a detailed critical overview of this field of investigation, with special emphasis on the transformatory after-effects of near-death experiences. Of all the major religions in the world, Buddhism is at the forefront of exploring the topic of death and dying and developing specific meditative exercises for confronting death.Chapter 5 presents an in-depth treatment of death imagery in Buddhist thought. Exploring the use of hypnosis for death rehearsal, Chapter 6 continues the theme that confrontation with death can lead to healthful consequences. A variation of this technique, hypnotic suicidal rehearsal, is also discussed: it seems to be effective for use with clients who are contemplating suicide. Case examples clarify the details of the process.Over the years, several clinicians have proposed the use of imagery for reconstructing death-related events and thereby facilitating the grieving process for individuals who are experiencing symptoms rooted in unfinished grieving. Chapter 7 gives an exhaustive account of the use of imagery for unresolved grieving, including a number of case histories. Researchers have perhaps devoted more time and energy to the investigation of death anxiety than any other death-related topic. Chapter 8 reviews the literature on death anxiety and death imagery, and demonstrates a core connection between the two phenomena. The authors claim that death imagery has the potential not only to ameliorate death anxiety but also to lead to a more authentic existence.In Chapter 9, the authors explain how death imagery can be used constructively in death education; they present several practical suggestions and specific guided imagery exercises. The volume closes with a presentation of a detailed death-imagery experiential exercise aimed at encountering death to enhance our appreciation of life. The reader will notice this thread running steadily throughout the book. This comprehensive book devoted to the role of death imagery in health and growth, perhaps the first of its kind, will be helpful in changing the rather sinister view of death, prevalent in our culture, to a deeper appreciation for its enhancing potential.

A Gradual Awakening

In this intelligent, accessible work, acclaimed poet and meditation teacher Stephen Levine introduces readers to meditation.

A Gradual Awakening

In this intelligent, accessible work, acclaimed poet and meditation teacher Stephen Levine introduces readers to meditation. Filled with practical guidance and advice—as well as extensive personal recollections—A Gradual Awakening explains the value of meditation as a means of attaining awareness, and provides readers with extensive advice on how establish a practice. Drawing on his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana meditation, Levine has crafted an inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth.

Meetings at the Edge

Reading this book should help people transform tragedy into a new perspective: life is not something to lose, it is something to live. Levine has also written A Gradual Awakening and Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings.

Meetings at the Edge

Stephen Levine conducts interviews with the grieving and the dying, the healing and the healed - which show how regrets, fears and bewilderment are turned into positive feelings at times of radical transition which hit everyone. As part of his series on death and healing, Stephen here lets people talk for themselves. Reading this book should help people transform tragedy into a new perspective: life is not something to lose, it is something to live. Levine has also written A Gradual Awakening and Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings.

Meditation The Complete Guide

grief, 335 Grimké sisters, 189 group meditations, 231 guided imagery, 290, 296 guided meditation, 7, 8 Guided Meditations, Explorations, and Healings (Levine), 335 Gutenberg, Johannes, 226 ...

Meditation   The Complete Guide

A revised guide to positive transformation through meditation profiles 35 diverse practices from different world regions while explaining their respective histories and virtues, in a resource that includes coverage of options ranging from drumming and trance dancing to labyrinth walking and gardening. Original.

Meditation For Dummies

(The following meditation is adapted from his book Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings.) 1. Begin by sitting comfortably and taking a few deep breaths. 2. Allow your awareness to settle into your body. 3.

Meditation For Dummies

The popular guide-over 80,000 copies sold of the first edition-now revised and enhanced with an audio CD of guided meditations According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It's a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it's even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one's body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world. Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA and Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, and Tricycle and is the coauthor of Buddhism For Dummies (0-7645-5359-3).

Awakening the Creative Spirit

Opening to God: Guided Imagery Meditation on Scripture. Nashville, TN: Upper Room ... Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings. ... Healing with the Mind's Eye: How to Use Guided Imagery and Visions to Heal Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Awakening the Creative Spirit

The new resource is designed to help spiritual directors and others use expressive arts in the context of spiritual direction. It is the latest book in the unique SDI series, designed for professional spiritual directors, but also useful for clergy, therapists, and Christian formation specialists.

Reaching Higher and Deeper Workbook for Healing Research Volume 3 Personal Spirituality Science Spirit and the Eternal Soul

Attributed Goldstein , Joseph / Kornfield , Jack , Seeking the Heart of Wisdom : The Path of Insight Meditation , Boston : Shambhala ... Guided Meditations , Explorations and Healings , New York / London : Anchor / Doubleday 1991 .

Reaching Higher and Deeper Workbook for Healing Research  Volume 3   Personal Spirituality  Science  Spirit and the Eternal Soul


Mindfulness Based Elder Care

Meditations: Creative visualization and meditation exercises to enrich your life. Novato, CA: Nataraj. ... A place of healing: Working with suffering in living and dying. ... Guided meditations, explorations and healings.

Mindfulness Based Elder Care

"She shares with us her gold - the conception, trial and error implementation, and initial scientific investigation of a new, educationally-oriented treatment approach that she has named mindfulness-based elder care (MBEC)."-from the Foreword by Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine,Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and SocietyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School Drawing on years of experience as a geriatric social worker and mindfulness-based stress reduction practitioner, the author has taken Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and adapted it to the particular needs of elders, their families, and professional caregivers. Mindfulness practices focus on abilities, rather than disabilities, in order to provide paths to the inner strengths and resources that we all possess. McBee's Mindfulness-Based Elder Care conveys the benefits of mindfulness through meditation, gentle yoga, massage, aromatherapy, humor, and other creative therapies to this special population. She provides clear, concise instructions for her program, as well as a wealth of anecdotal and experiential exercises, to help readers at all levels of experience. Hers is the first book to fully explore the value of mindfulness models for frail elders and their caregivers. Features of this groundbreaking volume include: Valuable tips for establishing programs to address each population's specific needs and restrictions Designed for short classes or 8-week courses Detailed experiential exercises for the reader Replete with case studies Clear, easy-to-follow instructions for elders and caregivers at all levels This innovative book is suitable for use with a variety of populations such as nursing home residents with physical and cognitive challenges, community-dwelling elders, direct-care staff, and non-professional caregivers.

How Did I Miss All This Before

With this in mind, I decided to lead the group through a guided forgiveness meditation, one that I had explored many times with Stephen Levine (see the meditation on p. 240 Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings) and describe in ...

How Did I Miss All This Before

We tend to believe that waking up to our natural state of joyfulness comes with huge claps of thunder or miraculous events. Yet How Did I Miss All This Before? shows that life's magic happens in the most ordinary of moments, if only we are willing to see with fresh eyes. The process of awakening asks us to be fully present to life as it is right now. A psychotherapist for more than thirty years, author Alexandra Kennedy has written an intimate account of courageous transformation in the midst of life's common challenges truly a woman's path of awakening to the Divine. Alexandra's three-decade quest begins with an unusual transcendent experience, unfolds through epiphanies at three sacred Earth sites, and culminates in the discovery that her yearning for union was always available to be fulfilled right here, in the most ordinary aspects of daily life. Through the medium of a compelling, multilayered story that is both personal and accessible, How Did I Miss All This Before? offers a unique combination of rich prose, deep professional and personal experience, suggestions and questions for readers to explore, and a wealth of references from pioneers of both spirit and psychology. This book is for everyone wishing to find greater openness to life in each precious moment.

The Praeger Handbook of Mental Health and the Aging Community

The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships beyond Loss. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing, 2001. Levine, Stephen. Guided Meditations, Explorations, and Healings. New York: Anchor Books, 1991. O'Donohue, J. To Bless the Space ...

The Praeger Handbook of Mental Health and the Aging Community

A comprehensive book written by experienced practitioners, this single-volume work describes clinical competencies, specific challenges, and applications in providing services to the elderly and their caregivers. • Includes therapeutic interventions and addresses critical elements including diversity, poverty, disability, and the law and ethics of elder care • Features case studies that clearly illustrate expressive arts, animal-assisted therapy, couple's counseling, family therapy, and evidence-based treatments • Ideally suited to students, psychologists, counselors, therapists, and health professionals who work with, or aim to practice with, elderly people and their families • Enables interns in their early years of practice to ensure that their services are appropriate, client centered, client driven, and evidence-based

How Can I Heal What Hurts

Healing into Life and Death , Garden City , NY : Anchor / Doubleday 1987 . Levine , Stephen . Guided Meditations , Explorations and Healings , London / New York Anchor / Doubleday 1991 . Levine , Stephen . A Year to Live : How to Live ...

How Can I Heal What Hurts

Reviews and discusses the research studies of self-healing, CAM and bioenergy therapies in less detail, with explanations appropriate for lay readers. It is not referenced as extensively as the Professional edition. An additional chapter provides many self-healing approaches and exercises. Learn how the body and mind work together in health and illness, and how to use new and ancient wholistic mind-body techniques to heal physical and psychological problems. Explore techniques used for self-healing; Learn about biological energy medicine from Acupuncture to Yoga; Learn the interactions of biological energies with environmental energies; See research in unconventional energies and their relevance to healing.

The American Book of Living and Dying

Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healing. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1991. A beautifully presented selection of texts that can be used by caregivers, dying persons, and others dealing with pain, intense emotional states, ...

The American Book of Living and Dying

For most people, the thought of dying or caring for a terminally ill friend or family member raises fears and questions as old as humanity: What is a “good death”? What appropriate preparations should be made? How do we best support our loved ones as life draws to its close? In this nondenominational handbook, Richard F. Groves and Henriette Anne Klauser provide comfort, direction, and hope to the dying and their caregivers through nine archetypal stories that illustrate the most common end-of-life concerns. Drawing from personal experiences, the authors offer invaluable guidance on easing emotional pain and navigating this difficult final passage. With a compelling new preface, this edition also features an overview of the hospice movement; a survey of Celtic, Tibetan, Egyptian, and other historic perspectives on the sacred art of dying; as well as various therapies, techniques, and rituals to alleviate suffering, stimulate reflection, and strengthen interpersonal bonds. The American Book of Living and Dying gives us courage to trust our deepest instincts, and reminds us that by telling the stories of those who have passed, we remember, honor, and continue to learn from them.

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Guided meditations, explorations, and healings. New York, NY: Anchor. Madrid, A., Skolek, S., & Shapiro, F. (2006). Repairing failures in bonding through EMDR. Clinical Case Studies, 5, 271–286. Manfield, P., & Shapiro, F. (2003).

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Distinguished clinicians explain what lies at the heart of change in effective psychotherapy. A wide range of distinguished scientists and clinicians discuss the nature of change in the therapeutic process. Jaak Panksepp, Ian McGilchrist, Ruth Lanius, Francine Shapiro, and other luminaries offer readers a powerful journey through mindful awareness, neural integration, affective neuroscience, and therapeutic presence to reveal the transformational nature of therapy. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy dives deep into the art and science of healing from the perspective of a variety of clinical approaches and scientific viewpoints, including interpersonal neurobiology. Through the voices of a dozen clinicians and scientists presenting their combined experiences and wisdom, it serves as a window into the process of healing. Practical examples and empowering research data support the ways in which therapeutic relationships can help catalyze health and restore wellness within psychotherapy.

Art Therapy And Cancer Care

Sometimes it is a doorway to further exploration. Often a thorough examination of the experience of illness and healing may close a chapter and allow one ... Levine, Stephen (1991) Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings.

Art Therapy And Cancer Care

Inspired by the experiences of art therapists who have pioneered work with people with cancer, this text looks at the work in its institutional context, demonstrating the importance for the art therapy service of being understood, supported and valued atmanagerial level.

One Side of Suicide

Bradshaw, John (1988), Healing the shame that binds you. Health Communications. ... Mourning & mitzvah: a guided journal for walking the mourner's path through grief to healing. ... Guided meditations, explorations and healings.

One Side of Suicide

One Side of Suicide draws on the author's personal use of journaling to move from surviving to thriving in a powerful story of loss and love. Journaling pages with writing prompts help you go within on your own healing journey. Includes professional resources.

Yoga Journal

Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healing By Stephen Levine (Anchor/Doubleday, $8.00) Stephen Levine's writings on dying, healing, and spiritual practice (including A Gradual Awakening and Who Dies?) have become classics.

Yoga Journal

For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

The Woman s Comfort Book

RESOURCES: Guided Meditations, Explorations, and Healings, by Stephen Levine (Anchor, 1991). Wide range of guided meditations. Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace, by Camille Maurine and ...

The Woman s Comfort Book

With over 200 prescriptions for giving yourself a break, this book helps the reader to sort out guilty feelings about self–nurture and to define her comfort/self–nurture needs. In this book the author delivers a host of creative and comforting programmes like the self–care schedule, creative selfishness, creating a comfort network, body delights, a personal sanctuary, the comfort journal, bathing pleasures and comfort rituals. Organised by topic and cross–referenced throughout, this guidebook is designed to appeal to women of all ages. The new edition has been revised and updated for modern women.

Yoga Journal

Stephen Levine is the author of Who Dies?; Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings; A Gradual Awakening; and Healing into Life and Death. Excerpt from Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings by Stephen Levine.

Yoga Journal

For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

The Gentle Smile

Guided Meditations , Explorations , and Healings . New York : Anchor Books ( Doubleday ) , 1991 . Millin , Peggy Tabor . Mary ' s Way . Berkeley , Calif . : Celestial Arts , 1991 . Osho . Gold Nuggets . 2d ed . Portland , Ore .

The Gentle Smile

The "gentle smile" is a personal experience of wholeness and peace. Many spiritual traditions teach that the root cause of suffering is our mistaken belief that we are alone--separated from God, from other people, from our own lives. Diane Berke helps us to cultivate compassion toward ourselves and others, to realize the "oneness" that sets us free, to become "the gentle smile".