Synopses & Reviews
In this life-changing book, Dr. Herbert Benson draws on his twenty-five years as a physician and researcher to reveal how affirming beliefs, particularly belief in a higher power, make an important contribution to our physical health. We are not simply nourished by meditation and prayer, but are, in essence, "wired for God."
Combining the wisdom of modem medicine and of age-old faith. Dr. Benson shows how anyone can, with the aid of a caring physician or healer, use their beliefs and other self-care methods to heal over 60 percent of medical problems.
As practical as it is spiritual, Timeless Healing is a blueprint for healing and transforming your life.
About the Author
Herbert Benson, MD, is the Mind/Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School with an endowed chair that will be named after him when he retires. He is the founding president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute of Pathway Health Network and Harvard Medical School. Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at the Deaconess Hospital, he also teaches at Andover Newton Theological School. He actively conducts medical research, lectures widely, and is the author of five other books. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
1. A Search for Something That Lasts
2. Remembered Wellness
3. The Nature of Belief
4. The Brain's Prerogative
5. Medicine's Spiritual Crisis
6. The Relaxation Response
7. The Faith Factor and the Spiritual Experience
8. Faith Heals
9. Wired for God
10. Optimal Medicine, Optimal Health
11. Trust Your Instincts, Trust Your Doctor
12. The Ills of Information
13. Timeless Healing
A Disclosure of Belief
Appendix: Relaxation Audio- and Videotapes