Creativity, Spirituality, and Mental Health: Exploring Connections

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 177 pages
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This book emphasises the integral connection between imagination, creativity and spirituality and their role in healing. The author concludes that both creativity and the potential for transcendence are inherent in the human psyche and can work as allies in the process of healing from mental illness.
 

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Contents

Marion Milner on Mysticism and Creativity
13
Theory and Practice
33
Hope and the Religious Imagination
55
Issues of Mood and Anxiety
81
Eating Disorders
109
Conclusion
131
Bibliography
145
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About the author (2009)

Kelley Raab Mayo is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, with a cross-appointment in Classics and Religious Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa, with a specialization in psychology of religion. In 2005 she was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ, expanding her research into the area of pastoral theology in a mental health context. Dr Raab Mayo has published articles on mysticism, creativity, and mental health in such journals as the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion and Mental Health, Religion and Culture. She works as a chaplain at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.

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