This book could change the lives of millions
Ruediger Dahlke, MD, psychotherapist, author
invites us to a profound understanding of health and wholeness, where physical symptoms, illness and disease are seen as a call from our Soul for deeper alignment and wholeness
Leah Green, director of The Compassionate Listening Project
offers us a practical, in-depth manual for living a healthy, wholesome, and inspired life.
Deva Premal, musician
for anyone seeking to better understand the healing process for themselves or for their clients.
Dr. Sheila Kingsbury, ND, Bastyr University
Lisa Berman is an internationally acclaimed healer. Her emphasis is on psychosomatic counseling, transformative health-coaching, and “spiritual midwifery” for change, transformation, and healing. Her thirty years’ experience in private practice spans twenty years in Germany and ten in the United States. She is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington. Her empirical work directed her to the understanding that disease, illness, and emotional dis-balances have a deeper message from our Soul. The Soul is our “body whisperer.” Lisa is married and lives in Ojai, California.
Is stress a deadly disease on the rise in modern society? Can mind-body practices from the East help us become well? When it comes to healing, we believe we must look beyond doctors and drugs; we must look within ourselves. Faith, relationships, and attitude matter.
But why do we believe such things? From psychoanalysis to the placebo effect to meditation, this vibrant cultural history describes mind-body healing as rooted in a patchwork of stories, allowing us to make new sense of our suffering and to rationalize new treatments and lifestyles.
Drawing together the latest biological and medical findings, The Healing Mind explains how we can at last reconcile many commonplace notions about "psychosomatic" illness and stress with a modern scientific understanding of how the mind and body affect each other. Martin makes impressive use of literary references to illustrate the degree to which we commonly (and accurately) observe the link between health and psyche. Here, presented in a fascinating and uniquely accessible manner, are the latest scientific solutions to some ancient puzzles concerning the relationship between brain, behavior, immunity, and disease.