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Consciousness & Healing

Consciousness & Healing

Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine

Edited by Tina Amorok, PsyD, Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, and Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

There is no other book on the market that pulls together so many leaders in this field and presents material on healing and integral medicine from such an interdisciplinary and scientific perspective.

While there are other books available that cover healing, CAM, and integral medicine to some extent, Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine will be the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of work on the subject. The editors and contributors see this book as a call to action for health professionals and patients alike. They feel that physicians and patients carry the responsibility to help craft a new, more fitting way of practicing medicine in light of the major crisis in the practice and delivery of healthcare in the United States. The purpose of this book is to ask those health professionals and patients to take the time to consider the integral perspective, the view that the scientific quest is incomplete without data from many domains of inquiry, and that human transcendence can occur in the face of illness and disease.

Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine is a collection of 47 essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing that integrates mainstream medical knowledge with recent developments in the emerging areas of frontier sciences and insights from alternative healing perspectives. It promotes a model of healing in which personal relationships, emotions, meaning, and belief systems are viewed as fundamental points of connection between body, mind, spirit, society, and nature. Integral medicine embraces the recognition that human beings possess emotional, spiritual, and relational dimensions that are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the cultivation of wellness.

The alternative healing perspectives in this book include: multicultural healing systems, relational medicine, subtle energies and energy medicine, contemplative mind, meditation, distant healing through intercessory prayer and intentionality, and ecologically based healing systems. Readers learn from the leaders in the emerging field of integral medicine and consciousness research, from the most well known (Deepak Chopra) to the frontline policy makers (James Gordon—one of the heads of the White House Commission on Conventional and Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Readers also gain insights from physicians who have experienced healing within themselves and witnessed remarkable healing in their clients. They hear from other medical professionals (through the essays and the interviews on the accompanying DVD) who approach medicine from an array of cultural perspectives, as well as hear from patients who have experienced this multicultural, interdisciplinary, and participatory healing system in action.
 

Table of Contents (TOC) (pdf download)
Bibliography (pdf download)
 

See related Research Project:
Consciousness & Healing: Book and DVD

 

CONTRIBUTORS
Tina Amorok, MA, PsyD Don Hanlon Johnson, PhD Maureen Redl, MFT
John Astin, MD Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Alexander Astin, MD Robert Kenny, MBA, PhD Sogyal Rinpoche
David Begay, PhD Sumedha Khanna, MD Michael Ruff, PhD
William Benda, MD Stanley Krippner, PhD Michael Samuels, MD
Thomas Berry, PhD Michael Lerner, PhD Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
William Braud, PhD David Michael Levin, PhD Allen C. Sherman, Ph.D
Deepak Chopra, MD Jeff Levin, PhD, MPH Bahman Shirazi, PhD
Sarah Conn, PhD Rondi Lightmark, MA Stephanie S. Simonton, PhD
Elliott Dacher, MD Frederic Luskin, PhD Br. David Steindl-Rast, PhD
Harris Dienstfrey Nancy C. Maryboy, PhD William Stewart, MD
Larry Dossey, MD Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, PhD Brian Swimme, PhD
Henry Dreher, MD Betsy MacGregor, MD Ron Valle, PhD
Loren Eskenazi, MD Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD Frances Vaughan, PhD
Larry George, MD Richard B. Miles Roger Walsh, MD, PhD
James Gordon, MD Mary Mohs, LVN, MA Jean Watson, PhD, RN
Stanislav Grof, MD Wayne Muller, PhD Ken Wilber
Anna Halprin, PhD James O'Dea Karen Wyatt, MD
Willis Harman, PhD Dean Ornish, MD Micheal J. Yedida, Ph.D
Caryle Hirshberg, PhD Joseph Chilton Pearce Garret Yount, PhD
Gail Bernice Holland Candace Pert, PhD Honglin Zhang, MD
Tom Janisse, MD Yifang Qian, MD, PhD    

The DVD packaged with the book contains 50 minutes of video footage that explores the revolution that is rethinking everything from the nature of healing and curing to the roles of healer and patient; that is studying the dramatic effect of consciousness on healing; that believes that we exist within vast systems that profoundly affect our personal health. There are also an additional 9 essays that are narrated on the DVD in audio format only.

These bonus essays are downloadable in PDF format:


"The Dark Side of Consciousness and the Therapeutic Relationship"
by Larry Dossey
"Returning the Soul to Medical Education"
by Gail Bernice Holland
"Creating Healing Teams, Organizations, and Societies"
by Robert Kenny
"Eight Motifs of Dying: An Investigation Into Dying and the Inner Life"
by Betsy MacGregor and Michael J. Yedidia
"Breaking the Taboo on Private Knowledge in Public Discourse about Medicine"
by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer
"Questions That Matter: Stories of Courage and Grace"
by Wayne Muller
"Consciousness and the Healing Process"
by Maureen Redl
"In the Service of Life"
by Rachel Naomi Remen
"Health and Healing Inside Mainstream Medicine: Grounding the Concept of Integrative Medicine at a Community Based Hospital"
by William B. Stewart
Press Release
Publication Date:
October 21, 2004
Length:
585 pages
ISBN 10:
0443068003
ISBN 13:
9780443068003
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