Ideas on Healing

NightThought provoking ideas, articles and essays that explore illness, health and healing from a variety of vantage points and cultural values. Why do some people heal and others not? What does it mean to “heal”? How do we deal with people who are suffering?




Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me (New York Times)
Thought-provoking piece explores much more than the title suggests: the positive thinking movement, self help psychology, the fight for control, how we make sense of things.

Neuroplasticity & Healing
Norman Doidge visit with the Dalai Lama–healing-in-birmingham-al–a-visit-to-16th-street-baptist-church

Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?
Michael Behar, New York Times (2014)
Nervous System & Healing

The Healer Within
Cultural Diversity in Nursing
“The medical community has acknowledged the human brain’s ability to exert a measure of control over the autonomic nervous system…”

The Vagus Nerve and the Healing Promise of The Sudarshan Kriya

Sound Energy Healing Using Tibetan Bowls
Vibrational sound frequencies that balance the nervous system, engage the relaxation reflex & reduce pain

The Healing Mind
Mind/Body medicine focuses on the interactions among the brain, mind, body and behavior, and on the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.