African American Psychotherapist Launches Groundbreaking Alternative Guide for Mental Health
"Offering Completely Different Interpretations, Descriptions and Holistic Healing Interventions"
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 is poised to bring a sigh of relief to the 450 million people around the world with mental and emotional issues and diagnoses, thanks to Amelia Kemp, Ph.D., LMHC. Dr. Kemp, a licensed psychotherapist, metaphysician and board certified alternative medical practitioner, has released a groundbreaking self-help book, From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy® - Alternative Holistic Descriptions and Healing Processes for 170 Mental and Emotional Diagnoses Worldwide. The book is the first to offer alternative holistic ways to describe, interpret and treat all 170 mental and emotional diagnoses in an attempt to remove the stigma and pathology associated with mental and emotional issues and restore sufferers' sense of value and worth, while bringing them back into alignment with their inherent wellness.
Dr. Kemp, a psychotherapist for 18 years, believes traditional interventions are "fragmented" and they label people with "disorders" – the label itself causing them to feel sick and defective. She boldly breaks the mold, exchanging the stigmatized word "disorder" with "reaction" and prescribes holistic treatments that honor the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Dr. Kemp tells sufferers, "You're not sick – you're sacred." The book addresses mental health through universal spiritual principles that are metaphysical in nature in order to get to the essence of the matter. It offers eight steps to mental and emotional well-being, along with a chapter specifically devoted to healing suicidal thoughts and behaviors since hopelessness is often the result of stigma and reduced self esteem. The book also honors other alternative healing modalities including herbal remedies, which are usually minimized in the American mental health community.
In addition to the 170 alternative descriptions and healing processes (ranging from anxiety and depression to family stressors and infidelity, to emotional eating/obesity, to the more severe diagnoses including psychosis), the book offers 24 healing exercises, illustrations, and a dozen aftercare practices. It also offers free online aftercare support directly with Dr. Kemp, who healed herself using many of the alternative interventions prescribed. Readers are invited to call in to the radio show From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy® on blogtalkradion.com, which will be aired weekly as an added support for those going through the Sacretherapy® process. The paperback version of the book is available now as people are making New Year's resolutions and feeling motivated to make a fresh start. It is especially beneficial for individuals or healers looking for alternative holistic solutions to live or help others live the life they came forth to live. The book is published by Mind Body Spirit Books, a Florida corporation, and will be distributed by Ingram, the world's largest book wholesaler. Dr. Kemp will undertake a 10-city book and lecture tour. For more information visit the author's website at www.DrAmeliaKemp.com. The paperback retails for $21.95, available on Amazon and from most book sellers; ISBN 978-0-9910284-0-5. Librarians may order the book via LCCN 2013919703. Note: Author photo and book cover images are available on the Media page at the author's website: (Author interview video is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAxCQcA1k0MpAdyKsN0MQA?feature=watch or author's website). Book reviewers are invited to request copies.
"Sacretherapy® is bound to free and empower millions by removing labels, stigmas, memes and other negative conditioning from mental health and emotional diagnoses. This methodology enables clients to find 'the therapist within' and, therefore, is most liberating and healing."
Rosa Trapp-Dail, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Howard University
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