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At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print!) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health — the companion volume to the landmark PBS series of the same name. In a remarkably short period of time, Bill Moyers's Healing And The Mind has become a touchstone, shaping the debate over alternative medical treatments and the role of the mind in illness ...
At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print!) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health — the companion volume to the landmark PBS series of the same name. In a remarkably short period of time, Bill Moyers's Healing And The Mind has become a touchstone, shaping the debate over alternative medical treatments and the role of the mind in illness and recovery in a way that few books have in recent memory. With almost half a million copies in print, it is already a classic — the most widely read and influential book of its kind. In a series of fascinating interviews with world-renowned experts and laypeople alike, Bill Moyers explores the new mind/body medicine. Healing And The Mind shows how it is being practiced in the treatment of stress, chronic disease, and neonatal problems in several American hospitals; examines the chemical basis of emotions, and their potential for making us sick (and making us well); explores the fusion of traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western practices in contemporary China; and takes an up-close, personal look at alternative healing therapies, including a Massachusetts center that combines Eastern meditation and Western group therapy, and a California retreat for cancer patients who help each other even when a cure is impossible. Combining the incisive yet personal interview approach that made A World Of Ideas a feast for the mind and the provocative interplay of text and art that made The Power Of Myth a feast for the imagination, Healing And The Mind is a landmark work.
In the tradition of the bestselling The Power of Myth and A World of Ideas comes the companion volume to a groundbreaking new PBS series from acclaimed television journalist Bill Moyers. Through fascinating interviews with world experts and laypeople alike, Healing and the Mind explores the new mind/body medicine and how it is being practiced. Photographs, including a 16-page color insert.
|I||The Art of Healing|
|The Healing Roles of Doctor and Patient||7|
|The Healing Environment||25|
|Healing and the Community||47|
|II||Healing from Within|
|Self-Regulation and Conditioning||71|
|Changing Life Habits||87|
|Therapeutic Support Groups||157|
|III||The Mind/Body Connection|
|The Chemical Communicators||177|
|Emotions and the Immune System||195|
|The Brain and the Immune System||213|
|IV||The Mystery of Chi|
|Medicine in a Mind/Body Culture||257|
|Another Way of Seeing||305|
Posted July 19, 2013
Posted October 25, 2007
This is an anthology of interviews on the way different people perceive health and healing and the part that the mind plays in the whole picture. Trish New, author of The Thrill of Hope, South State Street Journal, and Memory Flatlined.
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