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Couple Therapy and Reiki: A Holistic Therapeutic Integration
Counseling Faculty Publications
  • Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo, Pacific University
  • Shruti Poulsen, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
Traditional psychotherapy currently tends to advocate for the exclusion of physical touch in the therapeutic context, as an attempt to address the issue of physical and emotional safety for the client and mitigate ethical and legal concerns. However, throughout human history touch has been an important factor in physical, psychological, and emotional healing processes. The authors of this article examine the current implementation of couple therapy modalities and discuss the benefits that Reiki, a biofield touch therapy, could offer in conjunction with traditional couple therapy.
Citation Information
Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo and Shruti Poulsen. "Couple Therapy and Reiki: A Holistic Therapeutic Integration" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shruti-poulsen/9/