Below are book recommendations from All Things Well that can be purchased via our Amazon Affiliate Program. We have chosen to recommend books that our clients have found effective in the past so our customers can receive the most benefits.
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The books listed below are written by our founder, Dr. Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., a practicing psychotherapist, bestselling author and acclaimed published researcher. Dr. Fredricks specializes in treating emotional health with complementary and alternative therapies.
Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
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.
Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience
Since prehistory, fasting has been used in various ways as a means of transformation. As a spiritual practice, it is the oldest and most common form of asceticism and is found in virtually every religion and spiritual tradition.
In psychology, studies have suggested that fasting can alleviate the symptoms of some psychiatric conditions, including depression and schizophrenia. In medicine, fasting is one of the most promising therapies, with research suggesting that fasting can cause certain drugs, such as chemotherapy, to work better while reducing drug side-effects.
Hunger striking, sometimes called political fasting, may be the most powerful application of fasting. Proof of this occurred in 1948 when Gandhi’s hunger strike caused millions of Hindus and Muslims in India to cease their fighting.
As a practical guide, Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. provides detailed information on the different types of fasting, where people fast, the physiological process of fasting, and the contraindications and criticisms of fasting. Using existing literature and original research, Dr. Fredricks focuses on the transformative characteristics of fasting in the contexts of psychology, medicine, and spirituality.