Body Mind Spirit: Tapping the Healing Power Within You by Richard Johnson
Dr. Johnson details the 30 healing virtues we all possess. With this guide, readers can view illness as an opportunity to begin living as never before.
Gradually, Lorraine began to climb out of the pit of despair she had dug for herself. She began to see a flicker of the light of hope that had grown so dim since her diagnosis. Something was changing for hersomething with the power of the universe behind it. How could this be happening? How did Lorraine transform her tragedy into a lesson for peace?
Psychologist Richard Johnson calls Lorraine and others like her "spiritually healing persons," because they have risen to a new level of spirituality as a result of a traumatic illness. In this book Dr. Johnson details the 30 "healing virtues" they possess and how they used those virtues to transform themselves "from disgruntled patients into glorious persons for whom sickness has become a challenge and an opportunity for healing."
Body/Mind/Spirit will not only "provide a picture of what a spiritually healing person looks like but [will] provide a road map to help you get there yourself."
Dr. Johnson is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Maturing Adult Faith Formation and Spiritual Gerontology. He is invited into many parishes, dioceses, and religious communities for consultation, workshops, retreats, and other educational work. Dr. Johnson has given keynote addresses and presentations in conferences including: ACA, AADA, NACPA, NOCERC, LCWR, NFPC, NACSW, NACFLM and others.
He has taught hundreds of maturing adult ministry leaders. His fresh ideas and enthusiasm on the spiritual aspects of adult development and aging have inspired scores maturing adults to follow their hearts and live more abundant lives in Christ.
He is a dynamic, engaging, and compassionate teacher who delights in seeing his students grow personally and spiritually. He has written many articles and twenty books all focused upon God's expansive grace in the maturing years.
Dr. Johnson is a practicing Roman Catholic; he and his wife Sandra live in St. Louis, MO; they have three grown children and four grandchildren.