Consciousness and Healing Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine

ISBN-10: 0443068003
ISBN-13: 9780443068003
Edition: 2005
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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

This collection of essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing integrates mainstream medical knowledge with recent developments in the emerging areas of frontier sciences and insights from alternative healing perspectives. It promotes a model of healing in which personal relationships, emotions, meaning, and belief systems are viewed as fundamental points of connection between body, mind, spirit, society, and nature. Integral medicine embraces the recognition that human beings possess emotional, spiritual, and relational dimensions that are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the cultivation of wellness. Readers learn from the leaders in the emerging field of integral medicine and consciousness research, from the most well known (Deepak Chopra), to the frontline policy makers (James Gordonone of the heads of the White House Commission on Conventional and Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Readers also gain insights from health professionals who have experienced healing within themselves and witnessed remarkable healing in their patients. We hear from other medical professionals (through the essays and the interviews on the accompanying DVD) who approach medicine from an array of cultural perspectives, and can attest to this multicultural, interdisciplinary, and participatory healing system in action. Consciousness and Healing contains 47 essays in the book plus 9 bonus essays read aloud on the DVD. Essays are short and in language suited to an audience of both lay and professional readers, with extensive references on the DVD to original scientific studies for those interested in further exploration. 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 books 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.

Foreword: The Integral Vision of Healing
Preface: The Integral Impulse: A New Perspective for Medicine
Defining Integral Medicine Editors
Towards a Post Modern Integral Medicine
An Integral Approach to Medicine
From Integrative to Integral Medicine: A Leap of Faith
Mapping the Healing System Editors
Mind-Body Medicine
Mind and Mindlessness in Mind-Body Research
The Psychosomatic Network: Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine
Psychological Aspects of Mind-Body Medicine: Promises and Pitfalls from Research with Cancer Patients
New Perspectives on the Body
Meaning and the History of the Body: Toward a Postmodern Medicine
Breathing, Moving, Sensing, and Feeling: Somatics and Integral Medicine
Transformational Surgery: Symbol, Ritual and Initiation in Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery
Healing and Transformation Through Expressive Arts: Dance as Integral Therapy and as a Healing Force
Re-Visioning Illness
What Does Illness Mean?
Living with Cancer: From Victim to Victor, The Integration of Mind, Body and Spirit
Our Evolving Views of Health and Illness: What Does it All Mean?
Honoring the Spectrum of Life
The Conflict of Biological & Cultural Imperatives
Aging with Awareness
Timeless Mind, Ageless Body
An Integral Approach to the End of Life
Consciousness Beyond Death
Healing: A Move Toward Wholeness Editor
Psychology's Movement Toward Wholeness
Integral Psychology: Psychology of the Whole Human Being
Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research
Transpersonal Images: Implications for Health
Spirituality, Religion & Healing
Etiology Recapitulates Ontology: Reflections on Restoring the Spiritual Dimension to Models of the Determinants of Health
The Practices of Essential Spirituality
Opening Your Heart: Anatomically, Emotionally, Spiritually
The Return of Prayer
Essential Capacities
A Prolegomenon to an Epidemiology of Love: Theory, Measurement, and Health Outcomes
The Art and Science of Forgiveness
The Contemplative Mind in Society
Honoring Multiple Ways of Knowing Editors
Epistemological Pluralism
The Implications of Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Science and the Scientific Process
The Technologies of Shamanic States of Consciousness
Multiple Ways of Knowing
Integrating the Wisdom of the World's Healing Systems
Restoration of Dynamic Balance: Traditional Ways of Healing Expressed through Navajo Consciousness
The Spiritual Heart of Tibetan Medicine: Its Contribution to the Modern World
Ancient Times to Present: Changing Perspectives on Healing Energy in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Envisioning a New Story for Health & Healing
Editor Introduction
Transformations of Medicine
Recapturing the Soul of Medicine
Through Conventional Medicine to Integral Medicine: Challenges and Promises
Transformation of the Healer: The Application of Ken Wilber's Integral Model to Family Practice Medicine
Metaphysics of Virtual Caring Communities
Socio-Political Transformations of Integral Medicine
The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and the Future of Healthcare
Sociopolitical Challenges of Integral Medicine
Healthy Earth-Healthy Human
The Ecozoic Era
Living in the Earth: Ecopsychology, Health and Psychotherapy
Surviving the Great Dying
Healing through Collective Consciousness: The Therapeutic Nature of the Human/Animal Bond
Social Healing
Social Healing: Herald of a Shift in Human Consciousness
Reinventing the Human

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