Stories Of Illness And Healing

Author by : Sayantani DasGupta
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Description : A collection of women's illness narratives Stories of Illness and Healing is the first collection to place the voices of women experiencing illness alongside analytical writing from prominent scholars in the field of narrative medicine. The collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives--poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral testimonies--as well as traditional analytic essays about themes and issues raised by the narratives. Stories of Illness and Healing bridges the artificial divide between women's lives and scholarship in gender, health, and medicine. The authors of these narratives are diverse in age, ethnicity, family situation, sexual orientation, and economic status. They are doctors, patients, spouses, mothers, daughters, activists, writers, educators, and performers. The narratives serve to acknowledge that women's illness experiences are more than their diseases, that they encompass their entire lives. The pages of this book echo with personal accounts of illness, diagnosis, and treatment. They reflect the social constructions of women's bodies, their experiences of sexuality and reproduction, and their roles as professional and family caregivers. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Stories of Illness and Healing draws the connection between women's suffering and advocacy for women's lives.


Narrative And The Cultural Construction Of Illness And Healing

Author by : Cheryl Mattingly
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "A valuable collection. . . . The essays in the volume are all fresh, the result of recent work, and the opening chapter by Garro and Mattingly places the current trend in narrative analysis in historical context, explaining its diverse origins (and constructs) in a range of disciplines."—Shirley Lindenbaum, author of Kuru Sorcery "A good place to consult the narrative turn in medical anthropology. Thick with the richness and diversity and stubborn resistance to interpretations of human stories of illness. An anthropological antidote for too narrow a framing of the complex tangle of ways-of-being and ways-of-telling that make medicine a space of indelibly human experiences." —Arthur Kleinman, author of The Illness Narratives


The Paradox Of Healing

Author by : Michael Greenwood
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Description : Chronic illness presents us with an insoluable paradox, and unless that paradox is confronted, no significant healing can take place. Illness should not be cured or eradicated as a foreign agent in the body, but rather transformed as part of one's being. From this premise, this book takes a journey beyond the physical manifestations of illness to its mental and spiritual roots. Using well-known myths as vehicles to understanding the struggles and decisions that underlie illness, the authors relate these stories to both case histories and their own personal experience.


In Recovery Stories Of Healing From Mental Illness

Author by : Courtney Pankrat
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Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : In Recovery recounts the stories of twelve amazing people who have struggled with mental illness and have come out stronger on the other side. Some participants have been in recovery for years while others are newer to wellness. Each participant defines success in a different way. Lauren is a professional athlete competing at the top of her sport as a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship league, while Ali has found success in living life on a ranch with her terminally ill husband. Success looks different for everyone and one story does not fit all. This book is meant to inspire people who have or are currently struggling with mental illness. In the midst of mental illness, seeing a light at the end of the tunnel is possible. With this book, readers will learn that hope and recovery are real.


Narrative Medicine

Author by : Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.
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Publisher by : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
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Description : Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process • Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient • Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through the narrative process • Proposes a reinvention of medicine to include the indigenous healing methods that for thousands of years have drawn their effectiveness from telling and listening Modern medicine, with its high-tech and managed-care approach, has eliminated much of what constitutes the art of healing: those elements of doctoring that go beyond the medications prescribed. The typically brief office visit leaves little time for doctors to listen to their patients, though it is in these narratives that disease is both revealed and perpetuated--and can be released and treated. Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s Narrative Medicine examines the foundations of the indigenous use of story as a healing modality. Citing numerous case histories that demonstrate the profound power of narrative in healing, the author shows how when we learn to dialogue with disease, we come to understand the power of the “story” we tell about our illness and our possibilities for better health. He shows how this approach also includes examining our relationships to our extended community to find any underlying disharmony that may need healing. Mehl-Madrona points the way to a new model of medicine--a health care system that draws its effectiveness from listening to the healing wisdom of the past and also to the present-day voices of its patients.


Narrative And The Cultural Construction Of Illness And Healing

Author by : Cheryl Mattingly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "A valuable collection. . . . The essays in the volume are all fresh, the result of recent work, and the opening chapter by Garro and Mattingly places the current trend in narrative analysis in historical context, explaining its diverse origins (and constructs) in a range of disciplines."--Shirley Lindenbaum, author of Kuru Sorcery "A good place to consult the narrative turn in medical anthropology. Thick with the richness and diversity and stubborn resistance to interpretations of human stories of illness. An anthropological antidote for too narrow a framing of the complex tangle of ways-of-being and ways-of-telling that make medicine a space of indelibly human experiences." --Arthur Kleinman, author of The Illness Narratives


Stories Of Sickness

Author by : Howard Brody
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Our personalities and our identities are intimately bound up with the stories that we tell to organize and to make sense of our lives. To understand the human meaning of illness, we therefore must turn to the stories we tell about illness, suffering, and medical care. Stories of Sickness explores the many dimensions of what illness means to the sufferers and to those around them, drawing on depictions of illness in great works of literature and in nonfiction accounts. The exploration is primarily philosophical but incorporates approaches from literature and from the medical social sciences. When it was first published in 1987, Stories of Sickness helped to inaugurate a renewed interest in the importance of narrative studies in health care. For the Second Edition the text has been thoroughly revised and significantly expanded. Four almost entirely new chapters have been added on the nature, complexities, and rigor of narrative ethics and how it is carried out. There is also an additional chapter on maladaptive ways of being sick that deals in greater depth with disability issues. Health care professionals, students of medicine and bioethics, and ordinary people coping with illness, no less than scholars in the health care humanities and social sciences, will find much value in this volume. Unique Features: *Philosophically sophisticated yet clearly written and easily accessible *Interdisciplinary approach--combines philosophy, literature, health care, social sciences *Contains many fascinating stories and vignettes of illness drawn from both fiction and nonfiction *A new and comprehensive overview of the "hot topic" of narrative ethics in medicine and health care


Healing The Mind Through The Power Of Story

Author by : Lewis Mehl-Madrona
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Publisher by : Bear
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Description : Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of success in prescribed pharmaceuticals from placebos when all FDA-reported trials are considered instead of just the trials published in journals. Up to 80 percent of patients with bipolar depression remain symptomatic despite conventional treatment, and 10 to 20 percent of these patients commit suicide. In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to “fix” them. What needs “fixing” is the ineffective stories they have internalized and succumbed to about how they should live in the world. Drawing on traditional stories from cultures around the world, Dr. Mehl-Madrona helps his patients re-story their lives. He shows how this innovative approach is actually more compatible with what we are learning about the biology of the brain and genetics than the conventional model of psychiatry. Drawing on wisdom both ancient and new, he demonstrates the power and success of narrative psychiatry to bring forth change and lasting transformation.


Healing Narratives

Author by : Gay Alden Wilentz
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Publisher by : Rutgers University Press
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Description : In Healing Narratives, Gay Wilentz explores the relationship between culture and health. In close reading of works by five women writers - Toni Cade Bambara, Erna Broder, Leslie Marmon Silko, Keri Hulme, and Jo Sinclair-she traces the narrative and structural similarities of a main character moving form a state of mental or physical disease toward wellness through reconnection with her cultural traditions. Whether due to the history of diaspora, colonial oppression, or the subversion of traditional culture by modernity, illness can only be overcome when the cultural construction of disease is recognized and a link to the indigenous is restored. Wilentz's cross-cultural approach-African American, Jamaican, Native American, Maori, and Jewish stories-offers a rich context from which the basis of cultural illness can be examined.


Sickness And Healing

Author by : Klaus Seybold
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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The Case Of The Disappearing Cancer

Author by : Louis Heyse-Moore
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Publisher by : John Hunt Publishing
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Description : Everyone has experienced some suffering in their life, often through illness, and, of course, everyone wants to heal. This is a book about healing based on Louis Heyse-Moore's forty years of experience as a doctor, counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing trauma therapist. The author believes healing is much more than just physical cure. Over the many years that he has worked with ill people, it has become obvious to him that their body, mind and spirit are all affected when they are sick. Many doctors are excellent at treating and curing physical illnesses but may miss the other aspects of healing. The Case of the Disappearing Cancer attempts to redress the balance. A word picture is worth a million theoretical abstractions. A good story is one that engages us at gut level. Not just thinking, but also feeling, emoting, remembering, relating; soulfulness in other words. It makes us come alive. This book does just that.


The Healing Companion

Author by : Jeff Kane
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper San Francisco
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Description : Healing as an art is the subject of this unique guide to creating inner peace, balance, and physical health through the skillful and compassionate application of mind-body principles. By the author of Healing Words.


Narratives Health And Healing

Author by : Lynn M. Harter
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This distinctive collection explores the use of narratives in the social construction of wellness and illness. Narratives, Health, and Healing emphasizes what the process of narrating accomplishes--how it serves in the health communication process where people define themselves and present their social and relational identities. Organized into four parts, the chapters included here examine health narratives in interpersonal relationships, organizations, and public fora. The editors provide an extensive introduction to weave together the various threads in the volume, highlight the approach and contribution of each chapter, and bring to the forefront the increasingly important role of narrative in health communication. This volume offers important insights on the role of narrative in communicating about health, and it will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students in health communication, health psychology, and public health. It is also relevant to medical, nursing, and allied health readers.


Lisa S Story

Author by : Tom Batiuk
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Publisher by : Literature and Medicine
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Description : Presents a selection of the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strips that follows the character of Lisa as she copes with a diagnosis of breast cancer, and offers a listing of resources for breast cancer survivors and their families.


Kitchen Table Wisdom

Author by : Rachel Naomi Remen
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Publisher by : Pan Macmillan
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Description : 'I recommend this book highly to everyone.' – Deepak Chopra, M.D. This special updated version of the New York Times-bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles. 'Despite the awesome powers of technology, many of us still do not live very well,' says Dr. Rachel Remen. 'We may need to listen to one another's stories again.' Dr. Remen, whose unique perspective on healing comes from her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness, invites us to listen from the soul. This remarkable collection of true stories draws on the concept of 'kitchen table wisdom', the human tradition of shared experience that shows us life in all its power and mystery and reminds us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives.


Nomadic Peoples

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The Story You Need To Tell

Author by : Sandra Marinella, MA, MEd
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Publisher by : New World Library
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Description : A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”


Healing Into Immortality

Author by : Gerald Epstein
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Publisher by : Gerald Epstein
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Description : Who among us has not wished for eternal life? In Healing Into Immortality, Gerald N. Epstein, MD, a pioneer in mindbody medicine for 25 years, offers a prescription that extends life and prevents illness.In this revolutionary book, Dr. Epstein shows the practical meaning of these laws in our daily life. How many of us realize that we steal time when we are late; that we murder ourselves when we feel depressed; that we commit adultery when we mix business with pleasure?


Healing Stories

Author by : Stanley Krippner
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Description : Stanley Krippner and his co-editors Michael Bova and Leslie Gray have brought together a distinguished group of counsellors and psychotherapists who have incorporated the use of story telling and personal mythology into their practices. With an introduction by Susan Powers, chapters have been penned by such well-known clinicians as David Feinstein, Susan Schwartz, Corydon Hammond, Alan E. Stewart, Arthur Frank, Rachel Remen, Robert Rosenbaum and Harold Ellis. The approach to narrative ranges from personal mythology to action therapy to the use of drama and writing, to the importance of narrative in promoting healing in deep illness, and more. Aimed at clinicians, counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping professionals.


Your Recovery Workbook

Author by : Mary Knutson
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Description : We want you to be the manager of your life and your health. This workbook will explore Recovery Steps, a framework to help you move toward empowerment and take responsibility for your health. Explore how family drama can affect your health and healing during recovery and prepare for a journey of healing and change.Examples and fictional stories are about someone who has diabetes. The steps would be similar for any serious illness, although treatments wouldn't be the same.


Illness And The Art Of Creative Self Expression

Author by : John Graham-Pole
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
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Description : A charismatic holistic physician offers those with chronic illness the healing tools of creative self-expression using exercises from the visual arts, as well as music, writing, dance and performance.


Our Infinite Power To Heal

Author by : Emily Gowor
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Description : Sharing 101 inspirational stories from everyday people, Our Infinite Power to Heal will show you that profound healing is possible.The stories in this book include healing from physical illness, bipolar disorder, depression, divorce, financial breakdown, and other life challenges.This book will provide you with the inspiration and hope you need to bring wellbeing and fulfillment to your life.


Cured The Remarkable Science Of How People Recover From Chronic Illness

Author by : Jeff Rediger
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Description : Long after she's supposed to be dead, a woman with aggressive pancreatic cancer finds herself cured. A teenage girl suddenly and unexpectedly overcomes the cerebral palsy she's had since birth. An 85-year-old man stuns doctors when his CT scan shows that the tumours on his kidneys have inexplicably vanished. These are cases of 'spontaneous remission' or, what most people call 'medical miracles'- incredible testaments of just what the human body is capable of in extremis. Using his discoveries from these 'Olympians of healing', Harvard physician and psychiatrist Dr Jeff Rediger offers clear, practical advice on how we can improve our health, from diet and relaxation to a positive mindset when facing illness. Cured is a fascinating and insightful book about how we can harness our body's natural resilience to take control of our health.


Pills Aren T Enough

Author by : Cody Wasner
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Publisher by : A N A D E M Incorporated
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Clowns And Jokers Can Heal Us

Author by : Albert Howard Carter
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Publisher by : University of California Press
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Description : Albert Howard Carter III, a literary scholar, presents and analyzes humor on medical topics inside and outside of the hospital; he argues that comedy can be a form of preventive medicine and should routinely be an adjunct to medical care.


Healing

Author by : Jan Alkire
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Publisher by : Paulist Press
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The New Jerome Biblical Commentary

Author by : Raymond Edward Brown
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Publisher by : Pearson College Division
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Description : This work is a compact commentary on the whole Bible written by Roman Catholic scholars according to the principles of modern biblical criticism. - Preface.


101 Healing Stories

Author by : George W. Burns
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Description : "George W. Burns examines the healing value of using metaphors in therapy and provides 101 inspirational story ideas that therapists can adapt to share with clients for effecting change. He explains how to tell stories that engage the client, how to make them metaphoric, and where to find sources for such tales. Burns also shows readers how to build stories from personal experiences or their own imagination to use in session, making this thoughtful book an especially creative therapeutic tool."--BOOK JACKET.