In conventional medicine, the body is the starting point for addressing most of peoples ills. Many in this tradition believe we are the physical products of our genetic inheritance, shaped by the physical environment, and slated when the physical body releases its hold on life to end our existence and return to dust. There is
Tag: Volume 2, Number 3
One Woman’s Journey of Healing: Her Contribution to a Research Project on Changing Notions of Healing
There are times in the life of a psychotherapist when a single client can propel a healing practice to another level of organization. This is a particularly potent possibility when the therapeutic relationship is a creative partnership where both step into the unknown together. Add to this a call for healing that cannot be ignored.
The word placebo derives from the Latin phrase I shall please (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 1974). In modern clinical medicine, the placebo has become known as a pharmacologically inert treatment provided to compare/contrast with an active treatment (e.g. medication, surgery, psychotherapy, healing) in clinical trials (Harrington, 1999). However, in the broader setting of general medical practice,
Have you ever felt like you were on a deserted island with your problems? I was several thousand miles away from home when I received a call that my mother was dying. After trying and trying to get a flight home, I just couldnt. I slumped to the floor crying. Frankly, my husband and daughter
Few would argue that our health care system is in need of change, but change comes very slowly and has to overcome many resistances. Intuition can facilitate changes that are healing to all levels of our health care system. Intuition and change Intuition gives birth to innovation. Innovation results in social and organizational change. Highly
I came into my room from our process group (in Enloe Behavioral Health). Monroe (a soft cloth monkey) was sitting on the bed. I asked him how it was going? He seemed to be happy to see me. I moved him to a different position. I felt comfort in doing that and knowing he was
When some doctors were told to contribute to the construction of a new wing at a hospital, the allergists voted to scratch it; the dermatologists preferred no rash moves; the gastroenterologists had a gut feeling about it; the microsurgeons were thinking along the same vein;
Music is love in search of a word;Poetry is word in search of form;Sculpture is love that has found its form.
Using bright light instead of drugs to treat pregnancy-related depression Cognitive function in older men linked to testosterone Survival increases for women between 65 and 85 with vigilant mammography Acute coronary syndromes helped more with anticoagulants than with aspirin Nutritional problems with people with cancer