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Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-83-5
1
260
230 color drawings and photographs
220 x 276
Published
30 June 2021
21 August 2021
Handspring Publishing

£37.50 GBP / $49.95 USD

Yoga, Mind-body Therapies

Head and Heart

Yoga Therapy and Art Therapy Interventions for Mental Health

£37.50 GBP / $49.95 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA. Canadian customers please order from from Login Canada or Amazon.ca.

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‘The incidence and burden of mental health challenges in our modern stressed society is formidable. A limitation of our current medical system’s approach to treatment of mental health conditions is that it is focused on pharmaceutical, cognitive and talking therapies. These do not address the many physical, creative and spiritual aspects of these conditions, which, if they were treated, could substantially improve treatment efficacy. This book effectively addresses this limitation by providing a comprehensive and detailed theoretical and practical guide to the skills and behavioral practices from both art and yoga therapy, and is likely to be a valuable resource for both art and yoga therapists as well as conventional mental health providers.’
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Editor, The Principles and Practice of Yoga Therapy

 

Western psychological processes (compared to the Kleśas, Vṛittis, Kośas, Guṇas, Doṣas, Nadi System, Cakras, and the Yamas and Niyamas) make this book accessible even to those unfamiliar with yogic philosophy and psychology. Clearing exercises, warm-up techniques, yogic breathing for mood management, modifications and sequencing of poses, assessments (for the mind and body), digital and telehealth applications, yoga prop usage, and co-morbid, clinical cases (children, adolescents and adults) are presented throughout as a guide for the reader. Practical reflection exercises are offered in the Introductory chapter and chapters 3-6. These suggested practices summarize and reiterate the clinical material for the reader, and afford expansion toward oneself and /or one’s clinical caseload.

See inside this beautiful book here…

No matter what form it takes to move towards a creative opening, the reader will find that this book will aid you in moving yourself and your patients into the exploration of art, yoga, and well-being. This interoceptive research facilitates an expansion towards self and others and ensures that expansion, whether making art, practising yoga or working with disease. May this book move you and your patients toward that trajectory of sattva and well-being!

Head and Heart is a valuable resource for:

  • all health professionals who focus on mental health and/or wellbeing and want to broaden their understanding of how yoga and creative art therapy interventions can influence mental health approaches, best practices, and efficacy of treatment
  • those who assist the therapeutic /healing processes who aspire to incorporate both yoga and creative art therapy interventions into their practice
  • yoga therapy practitioners/teachers and creative art therapists/teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of integrating yoga and creative art approaches into yoga, mental health and well-being
‘Head and Heart is an exceptionally well laid out and uniquely detailed book. Appropriately named, as it is clearly written from Ellen Horovitz’s own head and heart. As humble and intimate, as it is concise and clinical. It is wisely informative, invites creativity, and touches the soul. This book is of great service to both yoga and mental health professionals, who in turn work with the vast and varied population in need of service, covered in this book.’
Helene Couvrette C-IAYT E-RYT500
Program Director & Lead Educator of 800hr IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy Training program; President MISTY – Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga; Founder H~OM Yoga

 

Introduction

1 Creating a safe space

2 Assessment for the mind and the body

3 The experiential component: the yoga and art process

4 Clinical cases: Children

5 Clinical cases: Adolescents

6 Clinical cases: Adults

7 A sampling of asanas for seniors

Appendix A Professional practice considerations

Appendix B Health History form

Appendix C Stages of development

Appendix D Practice information

Appendix E Cognitive art therapy assessment

Appendix F Directional movements of the spine and their application

Appendix G Movement observation sample

‘Head and Heart is an exceptionally well laid out and uniquely detailed book. Appropriately named, as it is clearly written from Ellen Horovitz’s own head and heart. As humble and intimate, as it is concise and clinical. It is wisely informative, invites creativity, and touches the soul. This book is of great service to both yoga and mental health professionals, who in turn work with the vast and varied population in need of service, covered in this book.
Helene Couvrette C-IAYT E-RYT500
Program Director & Lead Educator of 800hr IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy Training program
President MISTY – Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga; Founder H~OM Yoga

£37.50 GBP / $49.95 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

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Ellen G HOROVITZ

Ellen Horovitz is an international leader and author in Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy, as well as a licensed art therapist, certified yoga therapist and psychotherapist. She is Professor Emerita and founder of the Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) graduate art therapy program.

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Head and Heart

Yoga Therapy and Art Therapy Interventions for Mental Health

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  Buy eBook >
View sample pages here

‘The incidence and burden of mental health challenges in our modern stressed society is formidable. A limitation of our current medical system’s approach to treatment of mental health conditions is that it is focused on pharmaceutical, cognitive and talking therapies. These do not address the many physical, creative and spiritual aspects of these conditions, which, if they were treated, could substantially improve treatment efficacy. This book effectively addresses this limitation by providing a comprehensive and detailed theoretical and practical guide to the skills and behavioral practices from both art and yoga therapy, and is likely to be a valuable resource for both art and yoga therapists as well as conventional mental health providers.’
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Editor, The Principles and Practice of Yoga Therapy

 

Western psychological processes (compared to the Kleśas, Vṛittis, Kośas, Guṇas, Doṣas, Nadi System, Cakras, and the Yamas and Niyamas) make this book accessible even to those unfamiliar with yogic philosophy and psychology. Clearing exercises, warm-up techniques, yogic breathing for mood management, modifications and sequencing of poses, assessments (for the mind and body), digital and telehealth applications, yoga prop usage, and co-morbid, clinical cases (children, adolescents and adults) are presented throughout as a guide for the reader. Practical reflection exercises are offered in the Introductory chapter and chapters 3-6. These suggested practices summarize and reiterate the clinical material for the reader, and afford expansion toward oneself and /or one’s clinical caseload.

See inside this beautiful book here…

No matter what form it takes to move towards a creative opening, the reader will find that this book will aid you in moving yourself and your patients into the exploration of art, yoga, and well-being. This interoceptive research facilitates an expansion towards self and others and ensures that expansion, whether making art, practising yoga or working with disease. May this book move you and your patients toward that trajectory of sattva and well-being!

Head and Heart is a valuable resource for:

  • all health professionals who focus on mental health and/or wellbeing and want to broaden their understanding of how yoga and creative art therapy interventions can influence mental health approaches, best practices, and efficacy of treatment
  • those who assist the therapeutic /healing processes who aspire to incorporate both yoga and creative art therapy interventions into their practice
  • yoga therapy practitioners/teachers and creative art therapists/teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of integrating yoga and creative art approaches into yoga, mental health and well-being
‘Head and Heart is an exceptionally well laid out and uniquely detailed book. Appropriately named, as it is clearly written from Ellen Horovitz’s own head and heart. As humble and intimate, as it is concise and clinical. It is wisely informative, invites creativity, and touches the soul. This book is of great service to both yoga and mental health professionals, who in turn work with the vast and varied population in need of service, covered in this book.’
Helene Couvrette C-IAYT E-RYT500
Program Director & Lead Educator of 800hr IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy Training program; President MISTY – Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga; Founder H~OM Yoga

 

Introduction

1 Creating a safe space

2 Assessment for the mind and the body

3 The experiential component: the yoga and art process

4 Clinical cases: Children

5 Clinical cases: Adolescents

6 Clinical cases: Adults

7 A sampling of asanas for seniors

Appendix A Professional practice considerations

Appendix B Health History form

Appendix C Stages of development

Appendix D Practice information

Appendix E Cognitive art therapy assessment

Appendix F Directional movements of the spine and their application

Appendix G Movement observation sample

‘Head and Heart is an exceptionally well laid out and uniquely detailed book. Appropriately named, as it is clearly written from Ellen Horovitz’s own head and heart. As humble and intimate, as it is concise and clinical. It is wisely informative, invites creativity, and touches the soul. This book is of great service to both yoga and mental health professionals, who in turn work with the vast and varied population in need of service, covered in this book.
Helene Couvrette C-IAYT E-RYT500
Program Director & Lead Educator of 800hr IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy Training program
President MISTY – Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga; Founder H~OM Yoga
Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-83-5
1
260
230 color drawings and photographs
220 x 276
Published
30 June 2021
Handspring Publishing

£37.50 GBP / $49.95 USD

Yoga, Mind-body Therapies

Claim 10% discount off your copy of Head and Heart when you preorder using coupon code horovitzprepub

Ellen G HOROVITZ

Ellen Horovitz is an international leader and author in Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy, as well as a licensed art therapist, certified yoga therapist and psychotherapist. She is Professor Emerita and founder of the Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) graduate art therapy program.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >