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Click here to access a fully searchable, regularly updated database of over 4000 citations to publications on the science of meditation.
We know our minds play a role in our own healing, but do our intentions affect the healing of others - even at a distance? Click here to learn about the fascinating history of the science of distant healing, from the earliest pioneers through the cutting edge researchers of today. Through interviews, experiential exercises and readings, consider different cultural views of healing with practitioners from around the world and scientific research on this intriguing topic.
Spontaneous remission has been defined as "the disappearance, complete or incomplete, of a disease or cancer without medical treatment or treatment that is considered inadequate to produce the resulting disappearance of disease symptoms or tumor." Click here to find one of the world’s largest collections of cases of spontaneous remission, compiled by Caryle Hirshberg and the late Brendan O'Regan, along with additional resources to explore this topic.
For over a decade, researchers at IONS have investigated processes by which people make significant shifts in the way they experience themselves and view the world, focusing in particular on positive transformations of consciousness, or those that result in improved health and well-being; a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging; and becoming oriented around taking engaged action to make the world a better place. Click here to learn more about our award-winning book Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life (New Harbinger, 2008), and our Living Deeply workshops, courses, online community, and continuing research in this area.
In 2005, we published Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine (Elsevier) with an accompanying DVD. This book, which has become an accepted textbook in many medical, nursing, and allied health programs throughout the country, takes "mind/body medicine" to the next level, one that integrates mind, emotion, and spiritual dimensions fully into our understanding of how the body works in health and illness.In this section we offer information about the book, essays, video clips and online resources.