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The illustrated encyclopedia of body-mind disciplines
Allison, Nancy, 1954-
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxxii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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R733 .I46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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-- Audience: High school and college students seeking useful information about body-mind practices or a career in alternative or complementary health care.
-- Covers more than 120 disciplines, including martial arts, meditation practices, massage, and bodywork. Arranged alphabetically within each category.
-- Provides historical, theoretical, and practical information about methods and practices that develop the body-mind connection.
-- Essays written by over 100 experts in their respective fields.
-- Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photos and boxed insets highlighting important facts about each discipline.
-- Annotated resource lists cite organizations with contact information, including Web sites and e-mail addresses.
-- Each entry includes sources for further reading.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This illustrated encyclopedia covers all of the body-mind and holistic therapies. The editor is a dancer and movement therapist. Content is divided into chapters dedicated to various types of therapy (e.g., skeletal manipulation, sensory therapies, nutritional and dietary regimes, massage). Each entry is two to three pages long with a resource list and bibliography. The book includes everything from acupuncture to sounding to holotropic breath work and sand-play therapy.

Library Journal Review

"A body-mind discipline," as defined by the editor, "is an organized program of activity that seeks to awaken and activate the links between body, mind, and spirit." Allison, a dancer and educator interested in the role of movement in human society, invited over 125 experts (teachers, healers, and writers) to describe their respective healing expertise. Arranged in 16 sections, some 120 mind-body disciplines cover the gamut from familiar therapies (yoga, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback) to the lesser-known (Bowen Technique, Ideokinesis, Kendo). While there are no endnotes or bibliography, each entry includes a resource list and further reading suggestions. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.