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Spirituality and health

Below are resources on the links between spirituality and becoming and remaining healthy.

Spiritual healing training  top^

Healing Trust

Based in the UK, The Healing Trust provides training for those who wish to become spiritual healers (natural energy therapy) and accepts into membership those who meet the organization's standards. (Formerly known as National Federation of Spiritual Healers, The NFSH Charitable Trust Ltd )
HT website, linked 08/16
http://www.thehealingtrust.org.uk/

Holistic Healing

AIHT's innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies in holistic healing empower students with crystal-clear core values, through which they may help others to replace any self-limiting illusion of physical/psychic blockages by reconnecting the flow of vibrant vitality. Now a Facebook page.
American Institute of Holistic Theology website, linked 08/16
https://www.facebook.com/aiht.edu2/

Spirituality & health articles  top^

10 Ways to Stay Spiritually Connected

Whether you practice a traditional religion or relate to a more universal spirituality, these ten steps may help you tap into a sense of unlimited peace.
Oprah.com website, by Marianne Williamson, linked 08/16
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Spiritual-Development-and-Healing-Practices-from-Marianne-Williamson

How Do Rituals Make Our Lives Meaningful and Spiritual?

'10 Ways Rituals Help Us Celebrate Our Lives'
Daily OM website, By Abigail Brenner, M.D., linked 08/16
http://www.dailyom.com/library/000/002/000002558.html

Positive Human Characteristics and Wisdom

Forty-eight positive human characteristics that have been associated with wisdom.
WisdomPage website, linked 08/16
http://www.wisdompage.com/WisdomCharacteristics.html

Role of Spirituality in Health Care

A well written article that shares how physicians are attempting to balance their care by reclaiming medicine's more spiritual roots. Good information on compassionate care, research on the role of spirituality in health care and the value of spiritual care.
NCBI website, by Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS, linked 08/16
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1305900/

Spiritual Assessment: What is Your Method?

PDF download option. A short article encouraging healthcare providers to explore the use of the tool (FICA) by which all patients can be spiritually assessed. FICA is an acronym for Faith and Belief, Importance, Community, and Address in Care. Links to more resources provided.
OJRN website,by Linda L. Dunn, linked 08/16
http://rnojournal.binghamton.edu/index.php/RNO/article/view/62/51

Spirituality and Medical Practice: Using the HOPE Questions as a Practical Tool for Spiritual Assessment

The relationship between spirituality and medicine has been the focus of considerable interest in recent years. A spiritual assessment as part of a medical encounter is a practical first step in incorporating consideration of a patient's spirituality into medical practice. The HOPE questions provide a formal tool that may be used in this process.
AAFP Website, by Gowri Anandarajah, M.D., and Ellen Hight, M.D., M.P.H linked 08/16
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/p81.html

Spirituality and Mental Health

This informative, easy to read article, explains how spirituality, mental health and mental healthcare can connect, how to make a place for spiritual needs within a mental health service and how spirituality can help mental health. It also offers helpful reading and web resources.
RC Psych website, linked 08/16
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/expertadvice/treatmentswellbeing/spirituality.aspx

Spirituality and Stress Relief: Make the Connection

A short article that describes how, 'Taking the path less traveled by exploring your spirituality can lead to a clearer life purpose, better personal relationships and enhanced stress management skills.'
Mayo Clinic website, linked 08/16
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044464

Spirituality & health organizations  top^

George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

A university-based organization, which is working toward a more compassionate system of healthcare by restoring the heart and humanity of medicine through research, education, and policy work focused on bringing increased attention to the spiritual needs of patients, families, and the healthcare professionals.
Website, linked 08/16
http://smhs.gwu.edu/gwish/

Institute for Spirituality and Health

The Institute offers a wide range of programs that support healthcare provider wellness, promote compassionate health care, and provide a nurturing environment for collaborative education and research relevant to health, healing and spirituality.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.ish-tmc.org

International Network of Esoteric Healing

A group of people dedicated to the practice and study of Esoteric Healing, based largely on the teachings of the Tibetan as presented in "Esoteric Healing" (Alice Bailey) and using triangles of etheric energy relating the centres and the endocrine system in order to release the unimpeded flow of the life principle and soul energy which can lead to wholeness and healing.
INEH website, linked 08/16
http://www.ineh.org/en/Home

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine

An international non-profit interdisciplinary organization dedicated to exploring and applying subtle energies as they relate to the experience of consciousness, healing, and human potential and bridging amongst quantum physics, therapeutic modalities, healing, psychology, consciousness, psi and the understanding of our multidimensional existence.
ISSSEEM website, linked 08/16
http://www.issseem.org/

Janki Foundation for Global Healthcare

A UK-based charity that encourages research and awareness in the field of health and spirituality through a focus on positive human development and whole-person healthcare.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.jankifoundation.org/

Spirituality in Health-Care Network (SHCN)

The Spirituality in Health Care Network (SHCN) is a network of professionals and spiritual leaders dedicated to integrating Spirituality with Psychotherapy and Health Care.
Website, Linked 08/16
http://www.spiritualityinhealthcare.net/

Using music and sound  top^

Science Behind Healing with Sound

A short article that discusses the growing interest in using sound frequency to boost human health.
Spirituality & Health website, linked 08/16
http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/science-behind-healing-sound

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017