Helpful Resources

   

Many helpful and interesting resources are available through the Internet and books. I’ve listed just a few, but have many more to share with you as we work together.

 

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Neuroplasticity
 

 

Norman Doidge, The Brain that Changes Itself, Penguin Group, 2007

 

Norman Doidge, The Brain’s Way of Healing, Viking, 2015

 

Michael Moskowitz and Marla Golden, Neuroplastix

(Web site of the physicians who developed the neuroplastic method of reducing/eliminating pain)

 
 
Imagery
 

 

Academy for Guided Imagery

Home PageResearch Findings

 

 

Mind-Body Medicine
 

 

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Home Page

 

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Delacorte Press, 1990

 

Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, The Guilford Press, 2007

 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Home Page

 

 

 

Cancer and Life-Threatening Disease
 
Commonweal

(retreat center and programs for people with cancer)

Cancer Help Program

 

Circle of Care

(support for children and families of those with life-threatening illness, grief support)

Program Page

 

Women’s Cancer Resource Center

(education, supportive services, and practical assistance for women with cancer)

Home Page

 

 
Medical Illness

 

Mayo Clinic medical information

Health Information Page

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Healthfinder Page

 

 

 

Rachel Remen
 

 

I love Rachel Remen’s books, and I think you will, too. Her stories are inspirational and deeply meaningful.

 

Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal, Riverhead Books, 1996

 

Rachel Naomi Remen, My Grandfather’s Blessings, Riverhead Books, 2000

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