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Books & Videos by Ilene Serlin

Dance Movement Therapy for Women with Breast Cancer Dance Movement Therapy for Women with Breast Cancer is an 11-minute educational tape about the use of dance therapy in a 12-week support group for women living with breast cancer at California Pacific Medical Center's Institute of Health and Healing. It was supported by a grant from the Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association. This valuable presentation:
  • Provides informative interviews with dance therapist/psychologist Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D, BC-DMT, group participants and leading experts on breast cancer
  • Helps health professionals make appropriate referrals to this innovative treatment modality
  • Informs breast cancer patients about the use of movement and imagery to facilitate group support, create healing rituals, and develop their personal movement programs
  • Educates health professionals about incorporating movement and imagery into ongoing support groups.
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Available as DVD, videotape, or video download
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Whole Person Healthcare Whole Person Healthcare
Ilene Ava Serlin, editor
published by Praeger Perspectives

These volumes show how Western and non-Western healing practices – including yoga, meditation, QiGong, art, music, and dance therapy – are being integrated with modern Western medicine and psychology, in hospitals and at nontraditional healthcare facilities. Breaking research on this growing field is featured, as are observations by healthcare professionals who say the new approaches are helping patients – and also helping professionals rediscover their ancient role as healers.

Each focused, practical chapter includes a Tool Kit for Change, summarizing major treatment points from a particular perspective. Examples of training templates, funded programs, and treatment protocols are included. Prevention and lifestyle are addressed, as are cures.

Introduced by David Spiegel, M.D., of Stanford University and Dean Ornish, M.D., of the University of California.
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Whole Person Healthcare Whole Person Healthcare, Volume 3: The Arts and Health
Ilene Ava Serlin, editor
published by Praeger Perspectives

Paperback: $24
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Conversation with Laura Perls – Laura and Fritz Perls were the co-founders of Gestalt therapy. This video was recorded in 1988 at the New York Gestalt Institute shortly before Laura's death in 1990. Gestalt therapy is often identified with Fritz Perls and his confrontational style. This conversation between Dr. Serlin and Laura Perls gives another, more balanced perspective to the history of Gestalt by showing a feminine approach that emphasizes support and the arts.

Dr. Serlin studied with Laura Perls and taught at the New York Gestalt Institute.

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Compassion Fatigue and Regeneration: Whole Person Psychology Tool Kits
by Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D, BC-DMT

Caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue are becoming major challenges among healthcare professionals. Psychologists are in an important position to understand the impact of these, and to use appropriate methods to facilitate caregiver satisfaction and regeneration. This booklet presents a whole person model of integration that encourages prevention, wellness, resilience and self-care.

Available in paperback; 72 pages
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"Watching her work with people, I have seen an openness and sensitivity to the body and a deep compassion for the soul."

Marion Woodman

Jungian analyst and author of Addiction to Perfection

"Whole Person Healthcare is a glimpse into the future of healing. It is a magnificent effort, bringing together authorities who have made landmark contributions in fashioning a form of healthcare that honors all we are—body, mind, spirit."

Larry Dossey, M.D.

Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

"Whole Person Healthcare is an extremely valuable new textbook on mind/body medicine. Its outstanding contributors provide an impressive collaboration among psychology, medicine, and pastoral counseling, and it offers an integrative foundation of theory, research, and clinical practice. Deeply humanistic at its core, it should be a required textbook in medical education."

Martin L. Rossman, M.D.

Dept. of Medicine, UCSF Medical School