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ERIC Number: ED439367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 6
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"Being a Decent Human Being Is a Modern Way To Be a Warrior."
Blanc, Darlita J.
As the Navajo nation undergoes rapid assimilation and modernization, counseling needs of the Navajo children have changed in ways similar to counseling needs in developing or "Eastern Block" nations. An adolescent sub-culture, full of at-risk behaviors, is epidemic worldwide. The paper states that a multicultural perspective can provide part of the answer. Abraham Maslow's Transpersonal Psychology can provide both a multicultural and spiritual approach to support clients on their journey towards a better future. It suggests that what is needed is an approach to consciously and deliberately foster self-actualization in the midst of adversity, and Transpersonal Psychology is a tool to accomplish this. Some methods and tools from Transpersonal Psychology include dream work, meditation/relaxation, affirmations, simple rituals, prayer, and therapeutic touch. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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