A practical guide to using the powers of the mind and the imagination to form rituals that can help the body restore and maintain health
Winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
As the success of Bill Moyers’s bestselling Healing and the Mind shows, the mind-body connection is widely and enthusiastically accepted. Rituals of Healing uses the mind-body connection to develop remarkable techniques for healing—which it presents with the inspiring stories of patients who have used them successfully.
Designed to complement and enhance a physician’s care and established medical treatment, the rituals in this book can be customized for maximum benefit for any individual. Filled with specific exercises, visualization scripts, and insightful case histories, Rituals of Healing provides caring, attentive guidance through each step of the healing journey.
About the Authors:
Jeanne Achterberg, PhD (1942–2012), was a professor of psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) and served as associate professor and director of research in rehabilitation science at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, is an internationally recognized integrative, holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist, and a Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is the co-director of the International Nurse Coach Association and director of Holistic Nursing Consultants in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has authored or co-authored twenty-five books, including Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing, The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide for Coaching Scope and Competencies, Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer, and many more. Dossey is an eleven-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.