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ERIC Number: EJ881249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Enriching Group Counseling through Integrating Yoga Concepts and Practices
Rybak, Christopher; Deuskar, Megha
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n1 p3-14 2010
Integrating practices from yoga with group counseling offers many creative paths of therapeutic learning. While yoga emphasizes the increased sense of connection with the self, group counseling emphasizes the increased sense of authenticity in relationship with oneself and with others. Common aims of both yoga and counseling are liberation from suffering through greater awareness and increased integration. Greater clarity of living and deeper sense of relation can lead to more positive behaviors and reduced negative consequences. Examples are offered regarding the use of yoga principles in various types of groups, including a Native American healing group for adults with significant physical afflictions and for Indian psychology graduate students in training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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