Consciousness and Healing

1st Edition

Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine


  • Marilyn Schlitz
  • Tina Amorok
  • Marc Micozzi
    • Print ISBN 9780443068003

    Key Features

    • The most comprehensive and authoritative collection of work on the subject of healing.
    • Joins subjective mind-body experiences with evidence-based research.
    • Comprehensive view of healing as a complex system — something few texts do from such an interdisciplinary, multidimensional, and scientific perspective.
    • The editors build on over 30 years of research in the area of mind-body medicine and consciousness
    • The DVD packaged with this product contains 50 minutes of video interviews with many of the high-profile leaders who contribute to this book, as well as practitioners in the medical field who do not contribute to this book, but who do subscribe to its philosophy. It also contains 9 essays (read aloud) that are not in the book. References and the book's table of contents are on the DVD in Microsoft Word format.
    • Essays are written in a conversational style allowing the thoughts of the contributors on the transformation of medicine to be projected in their own voice.
    • Editors and contributors are on the forefront of the field of integrative medicine.
    • Subject is timely; this book takes CAM one-step further by providing physicians with a vision for the future.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword: The Integral Vision of Healing - Ken Wilber
    Preface: The Integral Impulse: A New Perspective for Medicine - Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.

    I: Defining Integral Medicine Editors Introduction
    Towards a Post Modern Integral Medicine - Elliott Dacher
    An Integral Approach to Medicine - John Astin and Alexander W. Astin.
    From Integrative to Integral Medicine: A Leap of Faith - William Benda

    II: Mapping the Healing System Editors Introduction
    Mind-Body Medicine
    Mind and Mindlessness in Mind-Body Research - Harris Dienstfrey
    The Psychosomatic Network: Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine - Candace Pert, Henry Dreher, and Michael R. Ruff
    Psychological Aspects of Mind-Body Medicine: Promises and Pitfalls from Research with Cancer Patients - Stephanie Simonton and Allen Sherman
    New Perspectives on the Body
    Meaning and the History of the Body: Toward a Postmodern Medicine - David Michael Levin
    Breathing, Moving, Sensing, and Feeling: Somatics and Integral Medicine - Don Hanlon Johnson
    Transformational Surgery: Symbol, Ritual and Initiation in Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery - Loren Eskenazi
    Healing and Transformation Through Expressive Arts: Dance as Integral Therapy and as a Healing Force - Anna Halprin and Michael Samuels
    Re-Visioning Illness
    What Does Illness Mean? - Larry Dossey
    Living with Cancer: From Victim to Victor, The Integration of Mind, Body and Spirit - Caryle Hirshberg
    Our Evolving Views of Health and Illness: What Does it All Mean? - Richard B. Miles
    Honoring the Spectrum of Life
    The Conflict of Biological & Cultural Imperatives - Joseph Chilton Pearce
    Aging with Awareness - Ron Valle & Mary Mohs
    Timeless Mind, Ageless Body - Deepak Chopra
    An Integral Approach to the End of Life - Karen Wyatt
    Consciousness Beyond Death - Marilyn Schlitz

    III: Healing: A Move Tow


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    Churchill Livingstone
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