Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Energy That Binds: A Modern Form of Healing
by Clifford, Daniel R., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2013, 56; 1522186
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis has used both the heuristic and phenomenological methodologies to come to some possible conclusions regarding the state of Western psychotherapy, and how it may need to operate for the future generations. I have intertwined my own experience over the last decade with research on various healing modalities in an effort to better understand psyche and the healing of the soul. I have also have been honored to include interviews from four practitioners and garnished this thesis with their perspectives on what healing may be. Summarily, I have found healing is indeed is a connection to spirit; and the journey to make that connection starts with a single step towards believing in yourself and working with all energy that surrounds you in life. This energetic connection can be viewed from nature, dreams, dancing, somatic experiences, art, and most often not from the western idea of mind.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Elsner, Thomas
Commitee: Altman, Avrom, Panteleakos, Tina
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Philosophy, Counseling Psychology
Publication Number: 1522186
ISBN: 9781267966421
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