- As a psychic, medium, oracle or tarot reader, healer, counsellor, reiki master or another type of spiritual support provider or alternative health practitioner working primarily in the Mind Body Spirit industry, have you ever felt concerned for a client’s general mental health, or pondered the possibility that they may be suffering from a mental health issue?
- Would you know what signs to look for or what to do if their mental health took a sudden turn for the worse?
- Would you know how to identify someone who is burdened with history of depression? Or recognise the tell-tale signs of bipolar, schizophrenia or one of the many forms of personality disorders? And would you know how to handle a client who may be feeling suicidal and presents for a reading to find out if their life will improve?
The Practitioner’s Guide to Identifying Trauma and Mental Health Issues is designed to help spiritual support providers and alternative health practitioners to recognise and address the many underlying problems and circumstances that may present in clients living with mental health issues who are seeking guidance and assistance. It endeavours to illustrate caring methods that are supportive of clients’ wellbeing, at the same time protective of practitioners on a legal and professional level.
Based on actual client presentations for healing over a 30-year period, Dr Linet Amalie explores mental health and trauma-related issues and provides suggested outcomes for treatment of the emotional, physical and spiritual self. In addition, thought-provoking Questionnaires and Scenarios assist the reader to reflect on what they could do when and if confronted with challenging behaviours.
The Practitioner’s Guide will prove itself a handy reference tool for when you feel something is ‘not quite right’ for the person sitting across from you. It will help you identify what the client may be going through, while providing understanding of how best to support them. It also aims to help the practitioner understand the signs and symptoms for referring or directing the client to further professional treatment.
The Practitioner’s Guide was also written with the intention of establishing basic standards within the Mind Body Spirit industry and addresses practitioners’ professional principles and behaviour when handling and monitoring clients.