1st Edition

Chakra Organized Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Treating Psychosomatic Conditions

By Rosemary Hale Copyright 2023
    216 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    216 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book integrates the traditional chakra model, which provides a map-like tool for how psycho-emotional content interacts with the physical body, with current evidence-based psychological practice.

    As growing research highlights the impact of psychological trauma on physical health and the prevalence of medically unexplained symptoms, novel treatment approaches are required to address the unique complexities of these conditions. Drawing from humanistic psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this book presents a holistic model for treating psychosomatic disorders. Chapters focus on the basic principles of the chakra system, along with treatment orientation, values-based action, and more.

    This book is an essential introduction to working with the chakra system in the context of behavioral health interventions and is suitable for all healthcare professionals, in particular clinical psychologists, therapists, and counsellors.

    1. Theoretical Origins 2. Chakra Theory 3. Basic Principles of COACT 4. The Chakra System 5. Conceptualization and Change Processes 6. Treatment Orientation: Evaluation and Fostering Nonattachment 7. Somatic Awareness 8. Self-Integration 9. Values-Based Action 10. Case Examples


    Rosemary Hale (PsyD) is a clinical psychologist and life-long learner and advocate for integrative health practices. She works as a primary care behavioral consultant in Indiana, USA, where she specializes in guiding patients towards health behavior change and values-based actions to promote mental and physical wellness.

    "Integrating yoga philosophy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this book brings together psychological and somatic interventions for clinicians working at the intersection of mind-body medicine. Hale invites us to consider how a functional and contextual-behavioral model that interweaves chakra theory can bear creative approaches to treatment for psychosomatic conditions that clinicians can directly apply to their practice. Hale's text offers specific interventions that the clinician/reader can't help but practice as they read!"

    Kelli Bosak, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant, Director of Behavioral Health; Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)

    "This magnificent piece of work is scrupulous with detail and foundationally sound. For anyone interested in weaving the therapeutic worlds of the East and the West, this interwoven masterpiece is for you."

    Amber Howells, Holistic Health Practitioner, BHSc (OT)

    "Hale beautifully overlapped the lenses of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the chakra system in a way that brings a sense of groundedness and practical insight to the chakra system in a therapy setting. The result may elevate possible outcomes of ACT by broadening the scope of assessment and treatment to include energy and somatic healing practices, especially for individuals experiencing chronic pain."

    Abigail Jones, LISW, RYT-200