Although surrounded by options for medical, psychological, and spiritual support, we lack a unified model of healing that can truly guide us in our journey to wellness. Thus we remain lost, suffering and confused. This book offers us hope. In it, Dr. Eve A. Wood presents an integrative approach to healing that combines traditional psychiatric practices and universal spiritual principles. By sharing her patients’ poignant, captivating, and miraculous tales of recovery to demonstrate crucial lessons, Dr. Wood demystifies the therapeutic process. She provides us with the concepts, tools, and resources we need to craft our own unique paths to personal fulfilment, joy, and health.
With extraordinary reverence and compassion for the human spirit, Dr. Wood demonstrates that with time, patience, willingness, and hope, we can work through even the most impossible challenges in order to achieve emotional health and inner peace. Believing that each of us has a tale that we’re meant to live and share, Dr. Wood shows us how to find and live our own stories.
Whether you suffer from a diagnosable condition, or simply want to better understand yourself, There’s Always Help; There’s Always Hope will help you find your path to a better future.
Originally published under the title Medicine, Mind, and Meaning - still available in hardcover.
About the Author
Eve A. Wood, M.D., has devoted nearly two decades to the care of troubled individuals from all walks of life. Her therapeutic approach has attracted attention and acclaim from the nation’s leading authorities in the fields of medicine, health, and spiritual well-being. She’s the award-winning author of Medicine, Mind and Meaning: A Psychiatrist's Guide to Treating the Body, Mind and Spirit, as well as numerous articles for medical and professional publications. She is also a frequent speaker at national workshops and conferences.
Dr. Wood has served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the executive committee of The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, and is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. Uniting body, mind, and spirit In One™ —in an empowering treatment model— she helps people take charge of their emotional lives. Dr. Wood lives in Tucson with her husband and four children.
A patient can heal psychologically if he or she really wants to by dealing first with bodily symptoms, then mental/emotional aspects, and then spiritual concepts and then by integrating all three. Psychologist Wood (medicine, Univ. of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine) uses this theme to develop an approach for people who think they might have primary psychiatric conditions and don't know where to turn, though those with longstanding problems who have had no relief from their symptoms may also find this book useful. Theorizing that people can heal by seeing parts of themselves through others' stories, Wood shares tales from patients with multiple-personality, panic, obsessive-compulsive, and attention-deficit disorders. A more interesting approach would have been to track these same patients through the four-step process she advocates. Although too cerebral to effect much in the way of real spiritual change, the book is adequate as a source of pointers on gaining better mental functioning and/or emotional survival. For example, a "Feelings Vocabulary" helps distinguish "disorder feelings" from "core feelings" and is a good basic diagnostic tool. Recommended for psychology collections in larger public libraries.-Lisa Liquori, MLS, Syracuse, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: HAY HOUSE
Dimensions (cm): 22.708 x 15.545 x 2.667
Weight (kg): 0.562