Whether you are a health professional or a lay person caring for a family member or friend, Authentic Healing offers essential practical wisdom. Combining ancient practices with modern science, Dr. Kemper brings her wealth of experience as a physician into this practical, step-by step, easy to-read handbook.
Authentic Healing answers common questions such as:
• What’s the difference between healing and curing?
• Who can heal?
• How do I prepare?
• Does it work?
• How does this compare with traditional healing from China and India?
• Can healing be done in teams?
• Can healing occur at a distance?
• What can recipients do between sessions?
If you’re interested in becoming a more effective healer, this is the book you need.
Kathi J. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H. brings to this book over 30 years of experience as a medical doctor who trained and taught at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and the University of Chicago, as well as UNC, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, The Ohio State University, and Wake Forest University. She has published over 160 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and is widely sought by media such as ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, and Redbook. After completing her medical training, she studied with some of America’s most noted healers. Her experience, compassion and wisdom combine to create Authentic Healing, the standard text on scientific, yet spiritual, healing practice.
|Publisher:||Two Harbors Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Part 1 Basic Questions 5
1 Beginner's Mind 7
2 Why Heal? Who Are Healers? 21
3 What Do Healers Do? What Are Centering and Grounding? 33
4 What Are the Types of Healing and What Are Their Effects on Recipients and Healers? 43
Part 2 Preparation for Healing 65
5 Basic Requirements and Physical Preparation 67
6 Breathing and Imagery Practices 79
7 Emotional Preparation 95
8 Mental Readiness 113
9 Spiritual Practices to Prepare for Healing Work 133
10 Modern and Ancient Anatomy for Healers 147
Part 3 Step-by-Step Guide to Healing Practices, Strategies, and Techniques 171
11 Warm-up Exercises 173
12 Calming and Relieving Stress 191
13 Energizing and Building Vitality 211
14 Offering Comfort and Reducing Pain 223
15 Practices for Managing Edema (Swelling), Nausea, and Constipation 239
16 Strategies for Healing with Others-Working with a Partner 255
Part 4 Final Thoughts 269
17 Distant Healing 271
18 Homework-Wellness Practices between Healing Sessions 281
19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 291
20 Resources 299
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