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Healing & The Mind - Bill Moyers

Healing & The Mind

Paperback Published: 1st March 1995
ISBN: 9780385476874
Number Of Pages: 384

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At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print ) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health -- the companion volume to the landmark PBS series of the same name. In a remarkably short period of time, Bill Moyers's "Healing And The Mind" has become a touchstone, shaping the debate over alternative medical treatments and the role of the mind in illness and recovery in a way that few books have in recent memory. With almost half a million copies in print, it is already a classic -- the most widely read and influential book of its kind. In a series of fascinating interviews with world-renowned experts and laypeople alike, Bill Moyers explores the new mind/body medicine. "Healing And The Mind" shows how it is being practiced in the treatment of stress, chronic disease, and neonatal problems in several American hospitals; examines the chemical basis of emotions, and their potential for making us sick (and making us well); explores the fusion of traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western practices in contemporary China; and takes an up-close, personal look at alternative healing therapies, including a Massachusetts center that combines Eastern meditation and Western group therapy, and a California retreat for cancer patients who help each other even when a cure is impossible. Combining the incisive yet personal interview approach that made "A World Of Ideas" a feast for the mind and the provocative interplay of text and art that made "The Power Of Myth" a feast for the imagination, "Healing And The Mind" is a landmark work.

Introduction
Editor's Note
The Art of Healing
The Healing Roles of Doctor and Patientp. 7
The Healing Environmentp. 25
Healing and the Communityp. 47
Healing from Within
Self-Regulation and Conditioningp. 71
Changing Life Habitsp. 87
Meditationp. 115
Stress Reductionp. 145
Therapeutic Support Groupsp. 157
The Mind/Body Connection
The Chemical Communicatorsp. 177
Emotions and the Immune Systemp. 195
The Brain and the Immune Systemp. 213
Conditioned Responsesp. 239
The Mystery of Chi
Medicine in a Mind/Body Culturep. 257
Another Way of Seeingp. 305
Wounded Healers
Healingp. 323
Wholenessp. 343
Indexp. 365
Picture Creditsp. 370
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780385476874
ISBN-10: 0385476876
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st March 1995
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.7  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1

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