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Traditional Mental Health Treatment Turned On Its Head with New Self-Help Book From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy®

November 19, 2013

“Holiday blues” combated with Dr. Amelia Kemp’s groundbreaking advice: “You’re not sick — you’re sacred”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With “holiday blues” fast approaching, 57.7 million Americans who are diagnosed with mental illnesses will be affected, which is more people than diabetes (25.8 million), cancer (6 million), and congestive heart disease (7 million) combined. Many sufferers feel stigmatized, often because the traditional medical model labels people with “disorders” – this causes many to feel sick and defective, which adds to a sense of hopelessness and reduced self-esteem. As a result, someone will commit suicide every 18 minutes between now and New Year’s Day. This is often needless suffering, according to Amelia Kemp, Ph.D., LMHC – a Licensed Psychotherapist for 18 years, Metaphysician and Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, who boldly breaks the mold (in time for the holidays). She explains how she exchanges the stigmatized label “disorder” with the term “reaction,” telling sufferers “you’re not sick – you’re sacred,” in her new and groundbreaking book “From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy® – Alternative Holistic Descriptions and Healing Processes for 170 Mental and Emotional Diagnoses Worldwide.”

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Dr. Kemp is the first to offer alternative holistic ways to describe, interpret and treat all 170 mental and emotional diagnoses worldwide in an attempt to remove the stigma and pathology associated with mental illness and restore sufferers’ sense of value and worth, while bringing them back into alignment with their inherent wellness. Dr. Kemp believes traditional interventions are “fragmented” and, therefore, prescribes holistic treatments that honor the whole person – mind, body and spirit. The book offers eight Steps to mental and emotional well-being and 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 that range from anxiety and depression to family stressors and infidelity, to emotional eating and personality issues, to the more complex diagnoses – the book offers 24 healing exercises, illustrations, a chapter specifically devoted to healing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as a dozen aftercare practices, along with free online aftercare support directly with Dr. Kemp, who also healed herself using many of the interventions prescribed. Readers also are invited to call in to the radio show From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy® with Dr. Kemp, which will be aired weekly as an added support for those going through the Sacretherapy® process, on blogtalkradio.com.

For people looking for alternative holistic solutions, the paperback is being released on January 1, 2014 in time for New Year’s resolutions when many people are motivated to make a fresh start and begin again. It can also be pre-ordered now during the holidays as depression and suicide rates spike. Gift Certificates are available at the author’s website. The book is published by Mind Body Spirit Books – a Florida corporation — and will be distributed by Ingram, the world’s largest book wholesaler. The paperback retails for $21.95 – available on Amazon.com and from most book sellers; ISBN 978-0-9910284-0-5. Librarians may order the book via LCCN 2013919703. Dr. Kemp will also be doing a 10 City Book and Lecture Tour. For media kits and more information visit the author’s website at www.DrAmeliaKemp.com; (Author Interview Video Available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFxol5-sxkM.)

“This book is bound to free and empower millions by removing labels, stigmas, memes… from mental health….” — Rosa Trapp-Dail, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Howard University

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