Kelley Raab Writings
Creativity, Spirituality, and Mental Health: Exploring Connections. Routledge, 2009.
This book emphasizes the integral connections between imagination, creativity, and spirituality and their role in healing. First, the author highlights the work of a neglected yet important psychoanalyst, Marion Milner – a painter and undeclared mystic – expanding her work on creativity, mysticism, and mental health. Second, she explores imagination and creativity as expressed in fostering hope and in spiritually-oriented therapies, particularly for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders – offering practical application of studies in imagination and the arts. Raab Mayo concludes that both creativity and the potential for transcendence are inherent in the human psyche and can work as allies in the process of recovery from mental illness.
Other writings pertinent to my practice:
“Discerning Spiritual Care in a Time of Change,” in Multifaith Perspectives in Canadian Spiritual and Religious Care. Toronto: Canadian Multifaith Federation, February 2020.
K Raab, K Sogge, N Parker, and MF Flament, “Mindfulness-based stress reduction and self-compassion among mental healthcare professionals: a pilot study,” Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18/6 (2015): 503-512.
“Mindfulness, self-compassion, and empathy among health care professionals: A review of the literature,” Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 20/3 (2014): 95-108.
D Koszycki, C Bilodeau, K Raab-Mayo, and J Bradwejn, “A multifaith spiritually-based intervention versus supportive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: A pilot randomized controlled trial,” Journal of Clinical Psychology 70/6 (2014): 489-509.
D Koszycki, K Raab, F Aldosary, and J Bradwejn, “A multifaith spiritually-based intervention for generalized anxiety disorder: A pilot randomized trial,” Journal of Clinical Psychology 66 (2010):430-441.
“Support from neurobiology for spiritual techniques for anxiety: A brief review,” Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 16 (2010):1-5.
Through SIP and the process of looking back, staying present, and moving forward, my goal is for you to feel better, live more fully, and have an enduring sense that your life is worth living.