The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing

Uncovering your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-healing

Book - 2013
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Complementary approaches to healing pioneered in the author's career as a surgeon working with cancer patients. Siegel shows ways to access the subconscious mind's guidance, involving dreams, intuition, and, as introduced to him by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, drawing pictures, and suggests healing strategies, including visualization, laughter, and connection with animals.
In 1979, Siegel, a successful surgeon, took a class from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross that focused on crayon drawing for healing, especially with patients facing life-threatening disease. Siegel incorporated these techniques - many of which were laughed at by others in the medical community. But his Exceptional Cancer Patients' "carefrontation" protocol facilitated healings, often deemed miraculous, and attracted attention. Dr. Bernie found and shared the fact that while patients might need antibiotics, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, their bodies also want to heal. This innate propensity could be aided by unconventional practices, including drawing. Why? Drawing produces symbols often representing the subconscious. Siegel shows how to interpret drawings to help with everything from why we are sick to treatment decisions and communications with loved ones. All those facing ill-health, and those caring for them, personally and professionally, will welcome the hands-on, patient-proven practices offered here.
Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2013]
ISBN: 9781608681853
Branch Call Number: 615.8528 SIE
Characteristics: ix, 227 pages : colored illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hurn, Cynthia

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Jan 08, 2015

I'm a fan of Dr. Siegel and I learned more about him in this book. I don't always agree with his views or advice but I never doubt his true generosity of spirit and caring.

Animals are included in this book and given the due respect they deserve for being excellent companions and comforters.

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