How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

by David R. Hamilton PHD
How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

by David R. Hamilton PHD


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An authoritative and accessible book by a qualified scientist, showing incredible proof of the mind-body connection.

There is no longer any doubt that the way we think affects our bodies: countless scientific studies have shown this to be true. For former pharmaceutical scientist Dr David Hamilton, the testing of new drugs highlighted how profoundly the mind and body are connected. Time and time again, the control group of patients in drug trials improved at similar rates to those who actually received the medicines. Astounded, Dr Hamilton decided to change the direction of his work to explore the relationship between the mind and the body.

This bestselling acclaimed book was first published 10 years ago. In it, Dr Hamilton explores the effect of visualization, belief and positive thinking on the body, and shows how using our imagination and mental processes can stimulate our own defences and healing systems to combat disease, pain and illness.

In this new edition, Dr Hamilton has added four new chapters to discuss the latest cutting-edge information and extraordinary new techniques. These include using imagery to stimulate the immune system - a method that can benefit cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment - effectively using the mind to speed up rehabilitation from stroke, and powerful visualization strategies to help facilitate recovery from injury and illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788171496
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Edition description: Anniversar
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 657,072
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Hamilton is a former scientist from within the pharmaceutical industry. Now a bestselling author, he travels throughout the world, offering talks and workshops to help people understand the power of the mind on the body.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

Part I The Mind-Body Connection

Chapter 1 The Power of Positive Thinking 3

Chapter 2 The Power of Believing 19

Chapter 3 Drugs Work Better If We Believe in Them 33

Chapter 4 The Power of Plasticity 49

Chapter 5 The Mind Can Heal the Body 59

Chapter 6 The Power of Imagination and Observation 73

Chapter 7 Visualization for Rehabilitation and Sports 85

Chapter 8 Visualization to Enhance the Immune System 97

Chapter 9 Visualization for Cancer and Other Conditions 103

Chapter 10 How Visualization Works 119

Chapter 11 To Stress, or Not to Stress 125

Chapter 12 How to Visualize 135

Chapter 13 The Power of Affirmations 147

Part II Visualization in Action

Chapter 14 True Stories of Successful Visualizations 153

In Closing: The Power of Love 195

A-Z of Visualizations 207

References 265

Index 289

About the Author 301

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