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Mechanism of Action             Bingaman (2015) explored the mechanism of action that underlies the effectiveness of embodied mindfulness practices from a pastoral counseling vantage point. The third wave utilizes acceptance, distress tolerance, commitment, and presence to facilitate healing. MBCT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) both focus on reducing experiential avoidance. This reduces the stress […]



Cultural Appropriation or Religious Accommodation in the Christian Yoga Debate

The future of this new age of American spirituality rests on the ability of all parties to enter the conversation with an ability to get to the bottom of the issue of Christian-suitability of CAM practices without further accusations of heresy, faddism, or appropriation. Instead, the CAM mechanism of action ought to get critiqued without […]



The New Age of Christian Spirituality & Healing

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Introduction The study surveyed a large body of research on three topics: (a) Christian ministry and pastoral counseling, (b) complex relational and family trauma, and (c) complementary and alternative medicine. The topic of this study is—The new age of Christian healing and spirituality: A meta-synthesis exploring the efficacy of complementary therapies for […]


Contemplative Neurotheolgian, Yoga therapist, pastoral counselor

Hi, I'm Dr. Amanda -
Yoga Therapist & Pastoral Counselor

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