In 1979, Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, a successful surgeon, took a class from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross that focused on crayon drawing for healing, especially with patients facing life-threatening disease. Siegel incorporated into his practice these techniques — many of which were laughed at by others in the medical community. But his Exceptional Cancer Patients “carefrontation” protocol facilitated healings, often deemed miraculous, and attracted attention. “Dr. Bernie” discovered and shared the fact that while patients might need antibiotics, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, their bodies also want to heal. He found that this innate propensity could be aided by unconventional practices, including drawing.
Why? Drawing produces symbols often representing the subconscious. Siegel shows how to interpret drawings to help with everything from understanding why we are sick to making treatment decisions and communicating with loved ones. All those facing ill health, and those caring for them, personally and professionally, will welcome the hands-on, patient-proven practices offered here.
Praise for The Art of Healing
“[Siegel is] one of America’s master healers.”
— Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words
“Siegel dispenses spiritual medicine that’s good for you, and feels good, too!”
— Marianne Williamson , author of The Age of Miracles
Short Author Bio
BERNIE S. SIEGEL, MD, retired from surgical practice in 1989 and has since dedicated himself to humanizing the medical establishment and empowering patients. A sought-after speaker around the world on patient and caregiver issues, he lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut.
- This long-awaited follow-up to Love, Medicine & Miracles updates Siegel’s insights into the healing power of drawing, dreams, and intuition
- Detailed interpretations of drawings done by Siegel’s patients demonstrate the use of drawing to tap into the subconscious
- Siegel’s books — including Love, Medicine & Miracles; Peace, Love & Healing; and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul — have sold well over 1.5 million copies
Publisher: New World Library
Available: September 2013
Category: Health & Wellness / Personal Growth
Pages: 224 pp.
Format: Trade paperback 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Illustrations: 64 COLOR photographs