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ERIC Number: EJ836171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
A Transpersonal Theory of Healing Following Youth Suicide
Kalischuk, Ruth Grant; Nixon, Gary
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v7 n2 p389-402 Apr 2009
Youth suicide is a complex and perplexing public health problem. This article presents a brief overview of related literature, describes a transpersonal theory of healing following youth suicide, and provides practice implications. Individual healing is conceptually described as a transpersonal journey characterized by the inter-relationships among three healing patterns: "Self-reflection" (thinking), "Self-care" (acting), and "Self-transcendence" (being). During our interactions with survivors, as professionals, we need to be mindful that we do not inadvertently and prematurely abort the self-transcendent healing pattern. One way of facilitating healing is to be fully present with survivors in each and every moment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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