Healing Arts Report

Practices for an Evolving Life

They Don't Tell You How

“You need to love yourself more.” “You shouldn’t feel that way.” “Always put other people first. Don’t be selfish.” The one thing that is missing from all this good advice is telling you HOW to do it. We introduce you to practical tools using your own character traits to support you in creating practical answers to those questions. Read more here.

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Two memoirs tell about times of extreme personal growth in the author’s life. Sunny Side Up is a window into the early 70s when certain young adults were searching for a way to head off society’s path bent on materialism. The Transparent Feather tells of a dying author passing the torch of writing to her new friend cum student.

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You can love yourself and other people as well. At Healing Arts Report we explore fulfilling personal development that at the same time serves to create the shift to a peaceful new world paradigm.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ―C.G. Jung

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3 Alternative Resources For Cancer Patients

Many patients are looking for supportive therapies because the conventional system treating them is so impersonal and not geared to providing daily support. Patients find themselves isolated from resources that could give them nutritional, meditative, spiritual, and medically integrated or alternative choices. Here are three organizations that provide supplementary or alternative suggestions from respected, experienced, and licensed medical providers.

Cancer Control Society has been sponsoring an annual conference for the last forty-one years. The three-day program has dozens of licensed healthcare speakers on cancer and other nutritionally related diseases. Throughout the year, the Society distributes literature, books and videos on everything in Alternative Medicine from amygdalin to zinc. Not only do they publish a directory of doctors practicing alternatives but they also publish a sheet of patient names and phone numbers who have undergone an alternative therapy and are willing to discuss their treatment with those who are considering the same.

ECaP stands for Exceptional Cancer Patients, meaning those who make time in their lives to seek the help they need to maximize their healing choices and willingly take an active role in their own wellbeing or healing process. The man who initiated ECaP’s Mind-Body Wellness Center over 35 years ago is Bernie Siegel, M.D. His most recent publication, A Book of Miracles, is filled with inspiring true stories of healing, gratitude and love compiled during his years of practice, speaking, and teaching. The stories are riveting, warm, and belief-expanding. In his work he encourages patients to find the friends and healthcare professionals to build a survival team. Some of the support he considers essential to the mind/body/spirit are referred to on the ECaP website in the form of books, CDs, guided imagery, nutritional information, music, humor, presentations, meditation, support groups, and counseling.

Foundation of Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM) was founded fifteen years ago by retired Congressman Berkley Bedell after his own recoveries aided by using alternatives. The organization conducts retrospective studies and partners with medical facilities, foundations, hospitals, and universities for the development of clinical trials to demonstrate the effectiveness of a therapy and disseminate the information. Because research in the U.S. is so costly and because some countries, particularly within Africa and South America, have stronger traditions and legal structures for integrating complementary and alternative therapies into their public health systems, they are now collaborating with FAIM on clinical investigation of non-toxic, innovative, and cost-effective therapies.

I hope that if you or someone you know is looking for reputable alternative support, they can make use of these long-lived organizations.

Practices: If you have a chronic condition, do research for it on the Internet. Include the name of the condition and the words “conventional protocol.” Then do other searches including the words, “alternative,” “integrative,” “traditional,” or “folk” remedies. See how many answers come up. Look for patterns. Check out your own attitudes about what you read.

Contact. If you’re having trouble finding information about the methods you wish to explore, contact me for a free 20-minute consultation and we’ll assist you in finding possible resources.