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Holistic Healing Literature


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There are literary hundreds of books about specific holistic healing practices.  Here are a few selected key references that provide an overview of the field of holistic healing: 

Absolon, Kathy. (2011). Kaandossiwin: How We Come to Know. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fenwood Publishers. 


Gray, Mel, Coates, John &Yellow Bird, Michael. (2010). Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Cultural Relevant Educational Practices. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.


Hart, Michael. (2002) . Seeking Mino-pimatisiwin: An Aboriginal Approach to Helping. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fenwood Publishers. 


Lee, Mo Yee, Ng, Siu-man, Leung, Pamela, Chan, Cecillia. (2009). Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work: An Empirical Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Fracasso, C., Krippner, S., & Friedman, H. (Eds.). (2020). Holistic Treatments in Mental Health: A Handbook of Practitioner's Perspectives. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.  


Mijares, S. G. (2003). Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom. New York, NY: The Haworth Integrative Healing Press.


Moodley, R. and West, W. (2005). Integrating Traditional Healing Practices into Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California.


Pyles, L. and Adam, G. (2017). Holistic Engagement. Transformative Social Work Education in the 21st Century. Toronto: Oxford Press.


Shannon, Scott. Ed. (2002). Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health. New York: Academic Press.


Sheikh, Anees & Sheikh, Katherina. Eds. (1989). Healing East and West: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Psychology. Toronto: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.


Sinclair, R., Hart, M., & Bruyere, G. (2009). Wicihitowin: Aboriginal Social in Canada. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing.


Trivieri, L. and the American Medical Association. (2001). The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Healing. Toronto: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

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