By: Marilyn Schlitz and Tina Amorok, with Marc S. Micozzi MD PhD
Forward by: Robert Thurman
With More Than 60 Contributing Essayists: Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dean Ornish, Candace Pert, Rachel Naomi Remen, Ken Wilber
Published by: Churchill Livingstone
Size: 5.5 x 8.00 in
This collection of essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing 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.
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 health professionals who have experienced healing within themselves and witnessed remarkable healing in their patients. We hear from other medical professionals (through the essays and the interviews on the accompanying DVD) who approach medicine from an array of cultural perspectives, and can attest to this multicultural, interdisciplinary, and participatory healing system in action. Consciousness and Healing contains 47 essays in the book plus 9 bonus essays read aloud on the DVD. Essays are short and in language suited to an audience of both lay and professional readers, with extensive references on the DVD to original scientific studies for those interested in further exploration.
A comprehensive, enlightening, and humane look at how medicine can and must be expanded to integrate mind, body, and soul.
An outstanding contribution.
Occasionally a book emerges as a crossroad of content and timing, to become a milestone in a field of literature.
This stunning collection of theories, research and new perspectives deserves to become the classic text in this fascinating field.
By Marilyn Schlitz, Tina Amorok, and Marc Micozzi
Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine brings together 67 of the foremost authorities on health and healing to consider the creation of a new, integral perspective. This unique text transcends any singular approach to health care and addresses how health professionals and patients alike are rethinking the nature of healing.
A breakthrough DVD, exploring the nature of the healer and patient, includes:
Find out why more clients and health care professionals are embracing an integral approach to healing and consciousness.
This seminal collection of essays is a tour de force. If it were your entire library on the subject, rest assured that you’d be well informed. This stunning collection of theories, research, and new perspectives deserves to become the classic text in this fascinating field. – Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and Inner Peace for Busy People
A comprehensive, enlightening, and humane look at how medicine can and must be expanded to integrate mind, body, and soul. This much needed book is a blueprint for a new kind of medicine. Highly recommended. – Judith Orloff, M.D., Author of Guide to Intuitive Healing and Positive Energy