Excerpts from Healing Choices
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Self-healing uses techniques to tap one’s innate healing potential. Albert Einstein said, “All conditions and all circumstances in our lives are a result of a certain level of thinking. If we change the conditions and circumstances, we have to change the level of thinking that is responsible.”
Alternative Cures: The Most Effective Natural Home Remedies for 160 Health Problems, by Bill Gottlieb – In this book, 300 of America’s best alternative-oriented M.D.’s, herbalist, nutritionists, naturopaths, homeopaths, and other holistic healers reveal their most effective natural remedies for 160 everyday and serious health problems.
The Essence of Self-Healing, by Petrene Soames - This book explores the reasons behind the tendency of many people toward self-sabotage, how one chooses to be ill, and how one can choose to be well. It takes the approach that humans are not victims of illness and pain, but conscious participants in a reality that they can change. Includes: advice on how to say no to illness and pain, how to heal the past and break negative patterns, and how to lose weight.
Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing, by Gloria Arenson - This book introduces Meridian therapy, a technique stemming from acupressure that allows people to decrease their levels of stress without professional help. By tapping on eight different spots of the body anxiety, impact of trauma, behavior problems and many other difficulties can be reversed.
Guided Imagery for Self-Healing:: An Essential Resource for Anyone Seeking Wellness, by Martin L. Rossman, M.D. – Using techniques he’s taught to thousands of patients and healthcare professionals, Dr. Rossman presents an overview of imagery and then provides the readers with specific scripts that can be used to achieve deep relaxation and healing.
Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit, by Norman Cousins - The author connects personal experience with scientific research to make a compelling case for the healing power of positive emotions. Cousins gives examples of how humor affects the body in a profound healing manor, he turned to humor himself to help fight his battle with cancer.
Love, Medicine and Miracles, by Bernie S. Segal - Dr. Bernie Segal is a surgeon who believes that the power of healing stems from the human mind and will, that self-love and determination are more important than choice of therapy. This book provides joyous stories of patients who survived their illness against all odds. The author’s credentials make this one of the more plausible books on the mind-body connection.
Meditation for Optimum Health: How to Use Mindfulness and Breathing to Heal Your Body and Refresh Your Mind, by Andrew Weil, M.D. and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Audio CD) - This is an introduction to meditation. The first disc gives background information about meditation. The second disc takes you through guided meditation. A good starting point to get you into meditation immediately.
Self-Healing with Guided Imagery: How to Use the Power of Your Mind to Heal Your Body, by Andrew Weil, M. D. and Martin Rossman, M.D. (Audio CD)- This program introduces the effects of guided imagery and visualization on a physical, mental and emotional level. Listeners will then be guided through a complete series of practical exercises that provide an immediate experience of the healing benefits of visualization.
The Healing Power of Humor, by Allen Klein - Science has proven that laughter is the best medicine. Allen Klein has successfully taught thousands to find the humor and consolations in life’s tribulation. This is the ideal book for anyone going through troubled times.
The Movement for Self-Healing: An Essential Resource for Anyone Seeking Wellness, by Meir Schneider – The author was born blind and declared incurable after a series of childhood operations, not convinced that his disability was permanent, he began to work with teachers who gave him exercises to reverse his blindness. Within four years he gained a degree of vision, and developed a system of therapeutic exercise combining movement, breathing, and mental imagery. The book gives specific guidelines for back problems, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, breathing ailments, eye problems, and muscular dystrophy. The book details his holistic methods of stimulating the natural healing powers of the body, offering a practical guide to specific exercises, and articulating a profound message of inspiration and hope.
The Power of the Subconscious Mind, by Joseph Murphy - Here is the simple, scientifically proven techniques and astonishing facts about how your subconscious powers can perform miracles of healing. This book offers information to increase health and even cure the body of many common ailments. The techniques will also enhance and change other aspects of your life
Excerpts from Healing Choices