Social Stress and Emotional Health: Applications of Clinical Anthropology

© John A. Rush

What is counseling and therapy?  How are individuals “cured?”  What are the techniques involved?  How do marriages get back on track?  What are the similarities between therapy in our culture and others?  What are High Risk Messages, and where do they come from?   What does ritual termination and social reintegration (for the most part lacking in Western psychology and psychiatry) have to do with the healing process, and why are they so necessary? What is the single most important element in any therapeutic setting?

Emotional problems often interfere with physical healing and there are few works that specifically address this issue with an easy to understand model (or process) and techniques.  In this easy to understand and elegantly presented work, and using an Anthropological model, Dr. Rush leads the reader through the processes and procedures for dealing with emotional problems and conflict in one’s self, family, work place (including government agencies), anywhere!

In this work Dr. Rush avoids the unproven assumptions in depth psychology and concentrates on how and why we stress our selves with specific types of information and then reveals how you can “immunize” yourself.  His approach is easy to understand and, unlike most models of cause in Western psychology and psychiatry, verifiable. With this information and techniques you can truly take control of your life and help people take control of theirs. This is one of the most important book you will read!

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Auburn House (August 30, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865692904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865692909

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