Consciousness and Healing

1st Edition

Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine


  • 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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About the authors

Marilyn Schlitz

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President of Research and Education, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA

Marc Micozzi

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Former Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; former Executive Director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia