In thirty-seven original essays written for this book, some of the world's leaders in healing explore their personal and professional experiences in order to uncover the underlying principles on which all healing rests. Rather than focusing on diverse techniques, the writers seek the "golden thread" that ties together the wide range of approaches to healing.
In simple, direct language, the contributors explore the complex nature of healing from many viewpoints. We hear from physicians, psychologists, nurses, metaphysical healers, and shamans.
Their topics include:
what healing really is and how it takes place
the power of the healer within
what to look for in a healer
the function of spirituality in healing
the dramatic effects of the healing relationship
the role of attitudes and emotions
love as a healing force
healing and death
The result is a grand synthesis of heartfelt thinking that offers a treasury of profound insights for people in the healing professions, people who seek to develop their own healing capacities, people who wish to benefit from healers, and anyone interested in the magical properties of human relationships.
Richard Carlson, Ph.D., holds a doctoral degree in psychology from Sierra University, San Francisco, California. He is an author and advocate in the areas of self-improvement and spiritual growth. He maintains a private practice in Oakland, California, where he lives with his wife, Kristine. His primary goal is to teach the role that attitude can play in a person's healing process.