I really enjoy Bradford Keeney and have read some of his books. He calls himself a recovering psychotherapist. I like that. His methods now are more shamanic in nature and he’s coined the term shaking medicine.
Shaking is also a good way to release trauma from the nervous system. See: Trauma Release Exercises for more on that
A revolutionary approach to Psychotherapy and Healing with Bradford Keeney.
Here is Bradford Keeney on Sounds True. An interview I listened to quite a long time ago but did not share on this blog. I really loved it:
Tami Simon speaks with Bradford Keeney, an internationally renowned scholar, therapist, speaker, and teacher. In addition to being the author of several classics in the field of psychotherapy, including Aesthetics of Change and Shaking Medicine, Brad has a deep connection to elders of numerous indigenous cultures and is a recognized spokesperson for the old ways of ecstatic shaking. He is the author of the Sounds True audio learning course Shaking and the book Shamans of the World. In this episode, Tami has an intriguing and surprising conversation with Brad about being “struck by lightning” on the path to awakening, the value of both arousal and relaxation in our practice, and the vital role of absurdity in our spiritual journey. (55 minutes)
For more articles and information on Beyond Meds that consider a shamanic interpretation of the psyche see here: Links to articles that look at the Shamanic-like nature of consciousness
this is a repost