Mind cure: how meditation became medicine

Mindfulness and yoga are widely said to improve mental and physical health, and booming industries have emerged to teach them as secular techniques. This movement is typically traced to the 1970s, but in reality it began a century earlier. Mind Cure traces the process by which practices like meditat...

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Main Author: Hickey, Wakoh Shannon 1963-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2019
Further subjects:B Medicine and psychology
B Electronic books
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Mindfulness and yoga are widely said to improve mental and physical health, and booming industries have emerged to teach them as secular techniques. This movement is typically traced to the 1970s, but in reality it began a century earlier. Mind Cure traces the process by which practices like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga moved from the religious fringes of American culture to the medical and psychological mainstream, revealing previously overlooked confluences of Buddhist, Hindu, medical, African American, and women's history in America
Mysticism, mesmerism, mind cure -- Confluences, divergences, and flows: individualist and communal new thought -- Mind cure and meditation: Greenacre and beyond -- Mind cure medicalized: the Emmanuel movement and its heirs -- Critical questions: is mindfulness religion? -- Critical questions: is mindfulness effective? -- From mind cure to mindfulness: what got lost along the way -- Notes on theory and methods
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index