About the Author
Andrew Weil, one of America's best known advocates of alternative medicine and holistic healing, attended Harvard Medical School. He has worked for the National Institute of Mental Health and the Harvard Botanical Museum. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine, University of Arizona. Weil's books include Spontaneous Healing and Natural Health and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health.
Dr. Andrew Weil's intellectual and verbal precision is put to good use in this audio collaboration with another mind-body expert. The subject is altered mind states (typically, hypnosis) within which our consciousness is changed and we are capable of influencing our physiology and even curing medical problems. The medical and historical contexts offered by the authors introduce these alternative methods seamlessly and make them seem conventional. This is the effectiveness of these authors--to offer countercultural approaches to personal change that are described so clearly that they seem intuitive and inviting. With clear definitions and a lesson on four hypnosis techniques, this is one of the most useful guides ever to this powerful healing approach. T.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine