Partners in Healing: Simple Ways to Offer Support, Comfort, and Care to a Loved One Facing Illness

Overview

This Book Offers a New Sense of empowerment for the intimate partners of people living with serious health problems. Collinge draws on cutting-edge scientific research along with his experience counseling couples facing serious illness to offer a range of insights, strategies, and techniques that caregivers can utilize to promote their partners' physical and emotional well-being-while also promoting their own.
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Overview

This Book Offers a New Sense of empowerment for the intimate partners of people living with serious health problems. Collinge draws on cutting-edge scientific research along with his experience counseling couples facing serious illness to offer a range of insights, strategies, and techniques that caregivers can utilize to promote their partners' physical and emotional well-being-while also promoting their own.
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Editorial Reviews

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“A bible for caregivers. Honest, straightforward, and very practical. I recommend it to everyone who is caring for a partner or spouse.”—Christiane Northrup, MD

“Dr. Collinge has written a book that touches upon the true essence of caregiving. This is an important book for caregivers on enhancing their own well-being as well as learning how to better become partners in healing.”—Gary E. Barg, editor-in-chief, caregiver.com

“Anyone wanting a practical guide to supporting health and wholeness in a loved one will be delighted by this book. We are currently in something of a golden age in healing research, of which Dr. William Collinge is an excellent guide.”—Larry Dossey, MD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616810863
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

William Collinge, PhD, is a psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples living with cancer and other serious illnesses. He is also a noted researcher in the field of alternative health care, serving on scientific review panels at the National Institutes of Health. He is currently involved in NIH-funded research into how partners of the seriously ill can offer symptom relief and comfort through the use of Therapeutic Touch. He is the author of three books including The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Putting Yourself First

1 The Paradox of Caring 15

2 Care for Your Body 25

3 Stay Connected 28

4 Follow a Daily Spiritual Practice 32

5 Take Respite 37

Part 2 Building a Network of Support

6 How Connection Heals 41

7 Call a Tribal Gathering 49

8 Many Hands, Many Hearts 51

9 Hold a Healing Circle 53

10 Organize a Prayer Network 56

11 Attend (or Create) a Support Group with Other Couples 58

Part 3 Simple Uses of Massage and Touch

12 The First Medicine 63

13 Foot Massage 73

14 Hand Massage 75

15 Head and Face Massage 77

16 Back and Shoulders Massage 80

17 Acupressure for Symptom Relief 82

18 Stroking, Holding, and Snuggling 84

Part 4 Simple Energy Healing Practices

19 Energy, Intention, and Healing 89

20 Balancing Energy 100

21 Clearing the Field 102

22 Local Clearing 105

23 Chakra Connection 108

24 Zeroing In 112

25 Laying On of Hands 113

26 A Family Way 115

Part 5 Distant Healing

27 Never Beyond Reach 121

28 Transforming Suffering 134

29 Transpersonal Imagery: Relaxation and Peace 136

30 Transpersonal Imagery: Healing Processes 138

31 Transpersonal Imagery: Successful Surgery 142

32 Transpersonal Imagery: Effective Treatment 144

33 Prayer 146

Part 6 Affirmative Communication

34 Well-Chosen Words 151

35 Sharing Heart's Intentions 159

36 Coaffirmations 161

37 Appreciation 163

Part 7 Simple Gifts

38 Sleeping Separately 167

39 The Art of the Bath 170

40 Foot Bathing 173

41 Food for the Soul 175

42 The Art of Tea 181

43 Simple Pleasures 184

Epilogue 189

DVD Program: Touch, Caring and Cancer 191

Additional Resources 193

Notes197

Index 215

About the Author 227

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