Making Miracles - Large Print Author:Dr. Paul C. Roud How 11 incurable patients battled illness--and won. "Making Miracles" An exploration into the dynamics of self-healing. Introduction by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles. One of the first books to go beyond Bernie Siegel's Love, Medicine & Miracles, MAKING MIRACLES takes an intimate look at eleven heroes and shows us, i... more »n their own words, how they beat the terrible odds against them, living healthy lives long after their "incurable" conditions were supposed to kill them. Here are the battle plans of eleven special people who successfully fought diseases like cancer, heart disease, mental illness, and paraplegia by:
..Breaking down the emotional barriers that often distance recovering patients from their loved ones.
..Overcoming depression, loneliness, guilt, and other emotional conditions that can erode resistance to disease.
..Opening themselves to spiritual dimensions that bolster hope, galvanize faith, and strengthen the will to live.
..Encouraging friends and family to stop "rescuing" and start listening.
..Using creative visualization to view the diagnosis not as a verdict but as a call to arms.
..Choosing physicians, psychotherapists, and other professionals who are willing and able to work in parrtnership with even critically ill patients.
..Adding meditation, diet and other holistic approaches to traditional medical therapies...and by trying many other life-affirmiong alternatives that--for these extraordinary patients--have helped extend their lives.« less