Calm Healing: Methods for a New Era of Medicine

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With disease statistics rising and health-care costs soaring, Calm Healing is a timely book indeed. Written in an accessible style, the book shows readers how to take an active role in their health by developing their innate skills for healing themselves and others. Part I presents a history of mind-body medicine, describing meditation methods across cultures and meditation research in the United States. Part II creates a new model of the human body based on a synthesis of disciplines, including quantum physics ...

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Overview

With disease statistics rising and health-care costs soaring, Calm Healing is a timely book indeed. Written in an accessible style, the book shows readers how to take an active role in their health by developing their innate skills for healing themselves and others. Part I presents a history of mind-body medicine, describing meditation methods across cultures and meditation research in the United States. Part II creates a new model of the human body based on a synthesis of disciplines, including quantum physics and energy medicine. Part III describes a wide range of healing methods including the healing practice of humor, cardio-awareness, progressive neuromuscular release, awareness-based energy breathing, transformative compassionate breathing, childbirth applications, and methods for near-death care. This section concludes with an analysis of healing the present by healing the past. Part IV focuses on self-healing and the worldwide transformation made possible by the effective action of groups engaged in mind-body healing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556436260
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,515,750
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

A previously published author and university professor, Robert Newman, founded the World Health Foundation (now Medigrace), an organization dedicated to researching and developing new medical methods based on meditation science and advances in mind-body medicine. For twenty years, he apprenticed with Tibetan meditation doctors and masters.

Experienced in the areas of psychoneuroimmunology, metaphysics and various forms of meditation, Ruth L. Miller, PhD gives workshops and classes on social consciousness and the emerging new medical paradigm. She has co-founded several spiritual and service organizations in the state of Oregon.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Richard Grossinger     ix
Introduction     xxiii
Meditation and Mind-Body Medicine
Mind-Body Medicine Comes of Age     3
Meditation Methods Across Cultures     25
Meditation Research in the United States     45
A New Model for Healing
States of Consciousness-Emerging Understandings     83
A New Model of the Body for a New Era of Medicine     103
A New Model of the Healing Process     143
Healing Methods
Cardio-Awareness Healing Systems     165
Progressive Neuromuscular Release     173
Awareness-Based Energy Breathing     193
Transformative Compassionate Breathing     207
Applications Around Childbirth     219
Healing the Present by Healing the Past     253
The Healing Practice of Humor     277
Health Care Methods for the Semi-Comatose and Comatose, and for Near-Death Care     289
New Possibilities
Transforming Our Paradigm of Illness     311
Healing the Person, Healing the Planet     317
The Genius of Self-Care     329
The Light Nature of the Energy Body According to Vajrayana Buddhism     335
Concise Bibliography of Vajrayana Literature in English     340
Glossary     342
Index     350
Acknowledgments     361
About the Authors     364
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