Mind Body Medicine: How to Use Your Mind for Better Health

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Daniel Goleman, Joel Gurin
Consumer Reports Books, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 482 pages
Practical, intellectually stimulating, and superbly researched, Mind/Body Medicine gives you the most up-to-date information on what is now known about the vital role of the mind in health. Based on the latest findings from America's leading scientific institutions, and written by physicians, psychologists, and medical researchers with extensive clinical experience, Mind/Body Medicine discusses the connection between stress and disease; examines such mind/body approaches as biofeedback, hypnosis, meditation, and psychotherapy; explains how psychological and social support systems can actually lead to better health; explores the mind's role in pain, heart disease, cancer, the immune system, diabetes, skin problems, arthritis, asthma, gastrointestinal disease, and infertility; and shows consumers how to become active patients, working with health-care practitioners in managing their physical well-being. Edited by Daniel Goleman, a New York Times writer on health and human behavior, and Joel Gurin, Consumer Reports science editor, Mind/Body Medicine gives you state-of-the-art data to help you make the right health decisions for yourself and your family. This important book tells you what is known about mind/body interactions and discusses specific techniques to help you use your mind for better health.

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Written almost exclusively by M.D.s and Ph.D.s, this collection of essays takes a calm and serious view of alternative medicine without endorsing all its ideas. The authors clearly explain how a ... Read full review

Contents

STRESS EMOTIONS
19
MIND AND IMMUNITY
39
THE MINDS ROLE IN ILLNESS
63
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Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka. Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors. Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," "Ecological Intelligence" and "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.

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