Twenty-five years after creating a new approach to human health—Mind-Body Medicine—Dr. Miller presents the definitive work in the field. Coming at a crucial point in America's healthcare crisis, this book can bring new hope and a sigh of relief to every reader.
It awakens even the most skeptical among us to the miraculous, inborn self-healing capacities of our own minds and bodies, and offers step-by-step instructions to put those innate abilities to work.
Overview and Contents:
Dr. Miller's message empowers and inspires us. He reveals secrets of self-healing, now well established by medical science, yet seldom made public. Even more gratifying, he presents information and skills that can put the magic of healing directly back into the hands of patients and caring health professionals. He does this by describing eye-opening research, fascinating case histories, and a broad perspective extending from the personal to the societal.
Deep Healing is a bold new step forward in the theory, philosophy, and practice of the healing arts and sciences. Dr. Miller makes the case that we must take a whole new look at the importance of the traditional doctor-patient relationship, as recalled by the Hippocratic Oath if we wish to restore quality health care. Equally vital is a healthy relationship with Self.
To support his vision for the new millennium, Dr. Miller presents amazing new skills in mental imagery, the transformation of disease-oriented perceptions, and the writing of positive life scripts. These are presented in the Deep Healing Experiential Workout at the end of each chapter, an easy, logical, self-directed program that you can begin putting into practice today to change your mind and change your life.
Dr. Miller's humor, compassion and clinical experience with the healing of mind, body, emotion, and spirit shine through in revealing personal vignettes, thought-provoking fables and profound quotes from wise teachers of all times. Fascinating and illuminating, yet at the same time remarkably user-friendly and entertaining, Deep Healing is for everyone, layperson and health professional alike, who is interested in healing themselves and others.
"Deep Healing has the essential ingredients we all need to live healthy lives. Information and inspiration are united to lead to our transformation. In the process of healing lies the joy of living.
Emmett Miller has been one of my teachers and healers-read this excellent resource and heal."
~ Bernie S. Seigel, M.D.,
Chapter 1: Healing and Medicine—The Need for a Systems Approach
Chapter 2: Deep Healing—A New Integration of Mind and Body
Chapter 3: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Health—Deep Relaxation, the Master Skill
Chapter 4: The Hidden Power of Emotions—Getting in Touch with the Core Energies of Health
Chapter 5: Self-Talk—Employing the Power of Focused Affirmation
Chapter 6: Transforming Learned Helplessness
Chapter 7: Reclaiming Your Inborn Healing Potential—Emotions and the Immune System
Chapter 8: Imagery—Putting Deep Relaxation to Work
Chapter 9: Fitness Training for Your Mental Muscles—Deep Relaxation and Imagery
Chapter 10: The Magic of Mental Imagery—Rewriting Your Own Life Script
Chapter 11: Reference Memories—Using the Best of Your Past to Build a Brighter Future
Chapter 12: Emotions—Your Key to Understanding and Creating Your Own Reality
Chapter 13: Resonance and Integrity: Guidelines to a Higher Order of Healing
Chapter 14: Self-Esteem
"Deep Healing is a must-read for those just learning about alternative healing modes, and for those who wish a comprehensive understanding of the myriad of possibilities evoked through a systematic understanding of body/mind phenomena. I highly recommend it!"
~ Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.,
"Deep Healing is an important book that bridges traditional and complementary forms of medicine.
It empowers and inspires both doctors and patients, and restores the mystery and magic of healing to the field of medicine by reminding us through stories and research of the inherent healing capacities found in all human beings.
This is an invaluable resource and guide for all health care professionals."
"I purchased this book after I received the CD on recovering after surgery from a friend. The CD [Successful Surgery and Recover] helped me recover from Open Heart Surgery so quickly I wanted to understand the principles beneath the wonderful CD.
This book explains how deep healing actually works. It explains how the mind, body, spirit and emotional connections can help us heal ourselves. It is filled with case studies and meditation techniques that a layperson can understand and use.
I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did."
~ Sharon E. Slattery, Hollister CA