240 pages, 7" x 10"
Mind Matters: Psychological Medicine in Holistic Practice
by J. R. Millenson, Ph.D., M.R.H.
Mind Matters is a textbook of mind-body medicine written for students and practitioners of alternative medicine. It brings together in one coherent volume practical techniques in psychological medicine-what Plato called "healing with words"-for those wishing to work more deeply with the emotional and mental aspects of illness.
Mind Matters balances a scientific approach towards health psychology with humanistic conceptions of medicine as an art. It presents a rigorous exposition of the theory and practice of health psychology from the standpoint of natural medicine, one in which the causes of illness are set in the wide-angled lens of a multicausal, biopsychosocial orientation.
"A bold, comprehensive review of contemporary understanding of the dynamic
interplay between mind and body."
"One of the most important publications in alternative medicine in the last twenty
years. Nothing comparable to this book is currently available. . . Sets a new standard for
psychological health writing."
"A much needed counterbalance to many dry and uninspiring health psychology
"Mind Matters attempts to make the core concepts of health psychology and the
basic tools of psychotherapy accessible to the practitioner of natural medicine. While no
substitute for a diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, it does succeed in demystifying
psychology and makes a case that we can do systematically what we are currently doing
haphazardly, and thereby increase our effectiveness."
"This book is targeted at students and practitioners of natural medicine, as well
as the general reader, and succeeds in this aim. A difficult task of merging psychological
medicine, which after all takes its historical and practice roots in the West, with
natural (herbal) medicine has been achieved."
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