Monday, September 30, 2013

[REVIEW] Superhealing: Engaging Your Mind, Body, and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-being

Title: Superhealing: Engaging Your Mind, Body, and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-being
Author: Dr. Elaine R. Ferguson, M. D.
Publisher: HCI Books
ISBN-10: 0757317529
ISBN-13: 9780757317521
Number of Pages: 288
Release Date: Oct 1, 2013

Blurb: From Hippocrates in ancient Greece to the medical healers of today, the impact that the mind-body connection has had on overall health has been widely recognized. And while advancements in technology are vast, the constraints of conventional medicine are an impediment to successfully preventing, reversing, or addressing the causes of chronic diseases—diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, acid reflux, cancer, and more. At times, these advancements have even proven fatal.

In Superhealing: Engaging Your Mind, Body, and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-being, Dr. Elaine Ferguson uses an integrative approach to healing as a way of eradicating the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limitations—illustrated from the real-life stories she has witnessed throughout her medical career—that lead to chronic diseases and imbalance.

Review: Just reading this book made me feel better! I was even relaxing while reading it....

Throughout the book, Dr. Ferguson talks not just about genetics, but more importantly about how stress affects the mind-body connection. We also learn the distinctions between feelings, thoughts, and emotions and how both positive and negative emotions factor into one's health.

It really struck a cord with me, since I'm experiencing some health issues. I was already aware that our health is affected by our feelings, thoughts and emotions, but it was very interesting to have someone put words on how.

I found it very interesting that the author mentions how a mind-body approach to healing helped healthcare workers who experienced compassion fatigue after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, since I have read and reviewed Lying Down in the Ever-Falling Snow which deals with compassion fatigue in medical professionals.

I also found support for something I've believed for a long time:
Being optimistic and experiencing good things to happen relates to better health. Positive emotions help us to develop hardiness and resilience (the ability to transcend out challenges) when they are firmly grounded by self-awareness and acceptance.
This book is definitely a keeper!

For more information about superhealing and the author, visit the her websites and How To Get Well faster.

Rating: 4 bookshelves out of 5.

Disclaimer: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by HCI Books for the purpose of a review.

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