Holistic Healing

101 Exercises for the Soul: Divine Workout Plan for Body, Mind, and Spirit

In this follow-up to 365 Prescriptions for the Soul, Dr. Bernie Siegel uses his trademark humor and insight to guide readers toward self-healing and an inspired life. He presents himself as a workout coach, providing a coach’s wisdom and stressing the coach’s mantra of practice, practice, practice.

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Each chapter consists of a coaching tip (where he explains the chapter’s teaching) followed by four or five exercises designed to bring the teaching directly into the reader’s life. The exercises are all short and easy to apply. Each of the 20 chapters covers a different topic, such as overcoming obstacles, creating a positive mental attitude, building a stronger spiritual foundation, and cultivating a sense of empowerment. Throughout the book, as always, Dr. Siegel emphasizes a proactive approach to self-healing. An ideal gift for friends and loved ones, 101 Exercises for the Soul shows how anyone can infuse their life with love and well-being.

Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: September 2005
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1577315111
Format / media: Hardcover

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365 Prescriptions for the Soul: Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love

A daily guide for navigating life’s challenges, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul offers bite-sized insights with Dr. Siegel’s unique blend of heart-touching humor and wisdom. Each entry introduces a topic accompanied by an inspirational quote and a “Solution of the Day.” Designed to fit into a busy schedule, the meditations are also easy to understand. They can help create a sense of well-being by pointing the way to more peaceful, loving, and conscious living. As Siegel summarizes: “What heals the soul, heals the mind and body as well.”

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Reviews for 365 Prescriptions for the Soul

“Bernie Siegel dispenses spiritual medicine that’s good for you, and feels good too! I highly recommend these daily doses of eternal wisdom.”
- Marianne Williamson, author of Everyday Grace

“Bernie is one of the world’s most respected doctors. I would pay close attention to any prescription he offers. I read from this each day.”
- Wayne Dyer, author of Getting in the Gap

“Dr. Siegel’s soul medicine is dispensed in perfect doses to uplift, inspire, enlighten, and heal you. As always, Bernie’s wisdom and love gave me goosebumps, or should I say god-bumps. Buy a carton of this medicine-in-a-book and administer it to everyone you love.”
- Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Inner Peace for Busy People

Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: December 2003
Pages: 365
ISBN: 1577314255
Format / media: Paperback

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Buddy's Candle

In Dr. Bernie Siegel’s new book, Buddy’s Candle, a father shares a meaningful story from his childhood with his nine year old son. In a gentle way, the father describes how a loving dog named Buddy not only helped him to heal when facing a serious illness, but also changed his life in miraculous ways. Buddy’s Candle is a touching and heartwarming story. In its gentle way, it helps us to deal with grief and teaches us how to live life fully and accept loss and death with an open heart. The original and charming illustrations by Mari Gayatri Stein take us on a joy filled adventure. These full spectrum color drawings add humor, and a heartfelt exuberance.

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As a surgeon who has worked with people with life threatening illnesses for many years, Dr. Bernie Siegel shares in this story his belief that there is a light in each of us by God's/Dog's design. And, that we are all a part of the candle parade of light. As long as we remember to love, our candles will glow with life as will Buddy's candle across the Rainbow Bridge. This is a story both children and adults will find healing, uplifting, and inspiring.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 2008
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1425132278
Format / media: Paperback

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Conversations with Bernie: Health and Happiness -- Dr. Bernie Siegel with Lionel Ketchian

Part 1: To Learn and To Live
Part 2: In the Journey Together

Conversations with Bernie: Health and Happiness is a great DVD that is a very strong seller for us. On this DVD Lionel Ketchian interviews Dr. Bernie Siegel about Health and Happiness in two Parts. In Part 1, they speak of how To Learn and To Live with Health and Happiness as a guide, and in Part 2, they speak of In the Journey Together. This DVD is a great opportunity to listen to and watch Bernie Siegel on a wonderful subject.

Format / media: 1 DVD, video

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Faith, Hope and Healing

Bernie Siegel broke new ground with his monumental book Love, Medicine, and Miracles, in which he explored the powerful role the mind can play in fighting illness. Sharing stories of seriously ill patients who survived against the odds and those who seemed to give in to their own deaths, the book inspired countless readers to consider the possibilities of thinking themselves well. Siegel believed–and still does–that the power to heal comes from the human mind through will, determination, and love. Over the last 20 years, his philosophy and advice have led many physicians and other healthcare professionals to help patients participate in and influence their own recovery.

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Many readers of Love, Medicine, and Miracles have wondered what comes next. What happened to patients who followed Siegel's advice? In Faith, Hope, and Healing, Siegel shares the inspiring stories of people who have experienced cancer and found deeper faith, hope, joy, and healing through the process. Grouped into sections on faith, hope, and healing, these stories and Siegel's insightful commentaries will encourage and help readers to develop an attitude and personality that survivors share, while also offering myriad ways to get through difficult times and discover the gifts that illness can bring into a person's life. In this book, Siegel reveals what these people's experiences tell us about our common strengths and humanity and how to live an authentic, fulfilling life.

Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: April 2009
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0470289015
Format / media: Hardcover

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Faith, Hope, and Healing: Inspiring Lessons Learned from People Living with Cancer - Audio

In his monumental best seller, Love, Medicine, and Miracles, Dr. Bernie Siegel broke new ground by revealing the powerful role the mind can play in fighting illness. His dramatic stories of seriously ill patients whose sheer will, determination, and love helped them survive against the odds inspired countless listeners to consider the possibility of participating in their own healing. This new companion audio to Dr. Siegel’s timeless classic takes the journey further.

Publisher: Available on
Format / media: Audio Length: 7 hours and 33 min. Version: Unabridged

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Fight for Your Life

Fight for Your Life is a complete tried and true program that teaches those with cancer how to become involved in their own healing process. It is designed to be used on a daily basis as a vital part of your ongoing medical treatment. Fight for Your Life presents reliable information and candid advice from cancer survivors—each with a different diagnosis, and a different form of treatment at different medical facilities. This DVD also features visualization exercises. Fight for Your Life is a constant companion offering patients and their families the hope to fight for their survival and enrich their everyday lives.

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"The best gift that you could give to a person who has cancer is to give them this tape."
- Martin Edelston, Publisher, Boardroom Reports

"Superb Visualization exercises."
- Dr. Barry Wood, cancer patient

"Patients will want to view this program again and again. I recommend it to my patients and their families."
- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Hospital, Boston

Publication date: January 2003
ISBN: B0001LQL56
Format / media: 1 DVD Total Running Time: approx. 2hrs. 26 min.

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Getting Ready: Preparing for Surgery, Radiation, and Chemotherapy with Minimal Side Effects

In Getting Ready, Dr. Bernie Siegel guides you through a series of visualization exercises and inner journeys to help you to mentally prepare yourself for medical procedures such as surgery or chemotherapy. This CD can help to enhance your treatments so that you get more of a positive affect out of it. This can also help you to relax and focus. In this CD Bernie also explains how your desire and intention truly affect the physical world. This CD can help you to change your attitude, your thoughts, and your perceptions to more positive ones to help you to heal. With the correct positive attitude, you can make your treatment day a day of rebirth!

Publisher: Hay House
Publication date: June 2004
ISBN: 1401903983
Format / media: 1 CD

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Healing Relationships: Your Relationship to Life and Creation

Healing Relationships – Your Relationship to Life and Creation is a helpful, self-healing and relationship-healing sort of meditation series. Throughout the beginning of this CD Bernie speaks to you and explains how much love and kindness can help change your relationships. You are then lead by Bernie through a series of meditations where he helps you to speak your truth and share forgiveness with the world around you. It will also help you to see yourself as a blank canvas that you can create beautiful works of art with. (1 Compact Disc).

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Publisher: Hay House
Publication date: February 2007
ISBN: 1401906737
Format / media: 1 CD

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Help Me to Heal: A Practical Guidebook for Patients, Visitors, and Caregivers

Every hospitalization, period of convalescence, or visit to a patient can be an opportunity for healing to happen. Since most hospitalizations are sudden and unexpected, few patients and family members are prepared to take advantage of these healing opportunities. Help Me to Heal is a “just-in-time” resource that anyone can pick up and immediately use—to help realize this great healing potential. It provides the empowering tools, strategies, and resources that will enable readers to turn their bedside environment and illness experience into a sacred space and time where healing can occur.

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When patients, caregivers, and family members are provided with these strategies, they become participants in the healing process—and are then able to communicate their needs to doctors and staff simply and effectively, thereby creating a healing team where everyone is moving in the same direction.

"To help you survive and learn from this experience, and to heal afterwards, Help Me to Heal is an invaluable resource."
- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Beyond the Body; Reinventing Medicine; and Healing Words; executive editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

"If you or a loved one have to go through major medical care . . . this book can be . . . life-saving and soul-saving."
- Andrew Weil, M.D., the New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health

Publisher: Hay House
Publication date: August 2003
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1401900372
Format / media: Paperback

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How to Live Between Office Visits: A Guide to Life, Love and Health

Inspirational guidance for dealing with anger & pain and fear of recurrent illness.

In this compassionate and powerful healing guide, Dr. Bernie Siegel, the author of the triumphant bestsellers Love, Medicine & Miracles and Peace, Love & Healing, provides readers with healthy ways to respond to life’s adversities.

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How to Live Between Office Visits will show you helpful insights for reaching healing and happiness. The book includes great stories that can help you through life hard challenges and struggles and come out lighter, brighter, and happier. It is full of witty and helpful assertions and anecdotes from Bernie's years of medical practice. If you need or want any help getting through office visits with hope, light and health; or you just want to have a better outlook for life, this is the book for you! It also makes a great gift for a loved one that could use a little help.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: January 1993
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0060924675
Format / media: Paperback

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Insights for Living Well

Insights for Living Well by Bernie Siegel, MD. Enjoy the inspiration only Bernie can give in this recorded-live presentation from the “Speaking from the Soul” conference – June 2000 at the Mind-Body Wellness Center, Meadville, PA

Publisher: TouchStar Productions
Format / media: Audio tape

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Life, Hope & Healing: Prescriptions for Living from the Heart!

Life, Hope & Healing, Prescriptions for Living from the Heart is a multi-CD set from Dr. Bernie Siegel. It includes a series of talks that help people in ways that Dr. Bernie Siegel has become famous for. This is a wonderful gift for yourself or anyone else whether they’re a great fan of Bernie, or someone who just learned about him. (Multi-CD set. Music on CD 6 by Daniel Kobialka.)

Publisher: Published by Nightingale-Conant
Format / media: 6 CD Set

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Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day–patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their doctors to participate in and influence their own recovery.

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Reviews for Love, Medicine & Miracles

"Siegel, a New Haven surgeon, believes that the power of healing stems from the human mind and will, that his scalpel only buys time against cancer, and that self-love and determination are more important than choice of therapy. His philosophy has caused radical changes in his practice. Siegel recounts many arresting anecdotes: joyous stories of patients who survived against all odds, sad chronicles of those who seemingly gave up and assented to their own deaths. The author's credentials make this one of the more plausible books on the mind-body connection."
-Library Journal

"Run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore and get this amazing book that explains how you can 'think' yourself sick or well . . . Every family should have a copy. It can be a lifesaver."
-Ann Landers

Publisher: Quill
Publication date: January 1986
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0060919833
Format / media: Paperback

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Peace, Love & Healing: Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration

Originally published nearly ten years ago, Peace, Love & Healing offered the revolutionary message that we have an innate ability to heal ourselves. Now proven by numerous scientific studies, the connection between our minds and our bodies has been increasingly accepted as fact throughout the mainstream medical community. In a new introduction, Dr. Bernie Siegel highlights current research on the relationships among consciousness, psychosocial factors, attitude and immune function.

“Love and peace of mind do protect us,” Siegel writes. “They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive…to live now…to have the courage to confront each day.”

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Reviews for Peace, Love & Healing

"Highly recommended reading for just about everyone."
-Library Journal

"Bernie Siegel [is] a doctor who loves. In this age of massive, impersonal medical technology, his advocacy of human caring is a necessity."
-Larry LeShan, Ph.D., author of Cancer as a Turning Point

"I was enthralled with this book. Once into it, I could not stop reading until I had finished . . . It is a truly great book . . . [that] combines sound thought with captivating humor."
-Norman Vincent Pearle

"The American people are beginning to think in new ways about health and illness . . . Bernie Siegel is helping to define and open up these new frontiers. In this sense he is in the best medical tradition."
-Norman Cousins

Publisher: Quill
Publication date: January 1998
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0060917059
Format / media: Paperback

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Prescriptions for Living: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful, Loving Life

“This book is a continuation of the work I began when I became Bernie. It is a collection of stories about how to deal with life’s difficulties. Most of the people in these stories have not had the great wake-up call; that is, they are mot facing life-threatening illnesses. So in a sense, this book is preventive medicine. It is a prescription for living that gives you effective and healthy ways of dealing with the adversity that occurs in everyone’s life. I want to help you learn to accept your morality before something catastrophic brings you face-to-face with the end of your life.”
- From the Introduction

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Reviews for Prescription for Living

"For those ready to be uplifted by the soothing repetition of time-tested homilies, Siegel delivers the goods."
- Booklist

". . . another dose of effervescent good feelings and for suggestions about what to do when . . ."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Bernie Siegel is a brilliant beacon broadcasting a message of hope. When high-tech medicine is supplemented with love and compassion, we have not only curing but also healing, which is what Siegel's message is all about."
- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Be Careful What You Pray For, Prayer is Good Medicine, and Healing Words

"I regard Bernie Siegel as one of the greatest healers of our time. After having read Prescriptions for Living, I am convinced that reading a few pages of this book everyday will help anyone stay inspired, vital, energetic, and healthy for life."
- Deepak Chopra, M.D., Creative Director, The Chopra Center for Well Being

"Prescriptions for Living might also be titled The Gospel According to Bernie. Bernie Siegel's recommendations for living and dying well are wise, witty, and concise -- good medicine all around."
- Andrew Weil M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health

Publisher: Quill
Publication date: January 1999
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0060929367
Format / media: Paperback

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The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

by Marc Ian Barasch

(Note:  Each copy sold helps to fund the planting of trees in environmentally damaged areas around the world through the Green World Campaign.)

A Search for the Soul of Kindness

With a keen balance of hope and realism, Marc Barasch sets out on a journey to the heart of compassion, discovering its power to change who we are and the society we might become. He describes encounters with empathetic apes, as well as with Buddhist monks whose brain scans prove the power of compassion practice; with a man who donated a kidney to a stranger and another who forgave his daughter’s murderer; with teenage Palestinian and Israeli girls trying to wage peace; even with astronomers trying to send a missive to E.T. that we’re not only clever but kind.

With unfailing curiosity, Barasch poses vital questions: What can we learn from exceptionally empathetic people? Can we increase our compassion quotient? How do we open our hearts to those who do us harm? What if the great driving force of our evolution were actually “survival of the kindest”? Drawing on science and spirituality, history and popular culture, button-down business and a high sense of fun, he creates a smart, provocative argument that a simple shift in consciousness can change “pretty much everything.”

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"I have read this book twice. The first time, coming from an intellectual perspective, I found things to think about. The second time, I stopped thinking and read it from my heart, and was doubly rewarded by the stories and the wisdom Marc shares. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand why the compassionate life is the answer--and who wants to learn how to live it."
-BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

"An argument for compassion that is balanced yet persuasive--and long overdue. This book ought to be a compulsory read for all."
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"Marc Barasch shares with the best science writers an ability to make you feel the excitement of discovery. His book will interest anyone who struggles to be kinder in a not-so-kind world."
-Washington Post

"Barasch uses humor and fine reporting...Rather than a whifty compendium of spiritual musings, The Compassionate Life builds upon relevant observations from surprising sources."

About the Author

Marc Ian Barasch is an award-winning writer, editor, and television producer. He is the author of Remarkable Recovery, Healing Dreams and The Healing Path. For more information visit or visit Marc's foundation at

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: June 2009
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1576757560
Format / media: Soft cover

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Words & Swords: Marriage & Family, Standard Edition

Here is your chance to sit down with Bernie and write!  Each of Bernie’s poems is paired with the space for you to express your feelings and thoughts—providing an opportunity for healing & growth … and to laugh a little with Bernie!

Marriage & Family is the first book in the Words & Swords Series by Bernie.  The series also includes Animals and Nature, and soon to come are Life & Death as well as Self & God.

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Words & Swords: Marriage & Family can be used before you go to bed; in the middle of the night, when you can't sleep; or in the morning, fresh from dreams... Bernie is up ahead of you. The light is on at his writing desk. Maybe, amazingly, he's been mulling over the very same thing you've been thinking about. Or, if your heart hurts, you feel all locked up inside, and don't know what to think, sit down with Bernie and let him talk to you a while. He will stop and be with you, waiting patiently and listening. Listening with love, free of criticism and advice. Eventually you will even laugh a little together ... the healing and the rebirthing will feel so good.

HOW TO USE THESE BOOKS: Before you go to bed; in the middle of the night, when you can't sleep; or in the morning, fresh from dreams… Bernie is up ahead of you. The light is on at his writing desk. Maybe, amazingly, he's been mulling over the very same thing you've been thinking about.

Or, if your heart hurts, you feel all locked up inside, and don't know what to think, sit down with Bernie and let him talk to you a while. He will stop and be with you, waiting patiently and listening. Listening with love free of criticism and advice. Eventually you will even laugh a little together … the healing and rebirthing will feel so good.

Publisher: Rosenberry Books
Format / media: 6 x 9 in. Soft cover, hand bound. Greyscale printing. Archival.

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