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The Art of Healing
Describing the elements necessary for self-induced healing, mind-body interactions and unity of mind and body, learning from patients who do well, the world of dreams and drawings as a source of somatic and psychic information and which is sorely missing from traditional medicine.
Bestselling writer Dr. Bernard Siegel first reached an international audience when he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable people threatened by illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing, supporting changes in medical education to “humanize” medical practice. Trained as a surgeon, Bernie retired from Yale as an Assistant Clinical Professor of General and Pediatric Surgery to speak to patients, their families and caregivers and to write.
In the forward to his 11th book, A Book of Miracles, Deepak Chopra tells us, “Bernie Siegel began his writing career 25 years ago, and from the outset, he didn’t shy away from miracles… Bernie reaffirms his original beliefs, and with a lifetime’s wisdom and experience, he trusts in miracles more than ever.” His books reflect his passion for reaching people who are struggling with all of life’s challenges. He has crafted eternal truths and the timeless wisdom of the ages into his reflections on the true stories of his patients in much of his work and has also produced wonderful resources for everyone, such as 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and 101 Exercises for the Soul. He is currently working on other books with the goal of empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie believes that in the next decade, the roles of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory, and heart energy will all be explored more intensively as scientific subjects.