"Laurel Reinhardt's personal journey and guidebook to recovering inner peace in the healing process unfolds practical methods for both those seeking to regain their health and for health care professionals. Even if you are not confronting a serious illness, the tools presented here can be used by anyone to live with greater fulfillment and deeper awareness." (Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., author of The Healing Promise of Qi)
"She brings this important, but hardly acknowledged (fear) factor powering our health care system, to light." (Irene Alleger, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, July 2003,)
From the Back Cover
“Fear can suck the vital juices from our life, leaving us less than human. In this inspiring and intelligent book, Laurel Reinhardt shows how anyone can learn to confront, understand, and deal with the everyday fears that prevent healing and happiness.”
--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine
“This guidebook unfolds practical methods for both those seeking to regain their health and for health care professionals. Even if you are not confronting a serious illness, the tools presented here can be used by anyone to live with greater fulfillment and deeper awareness.”
--Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., author of The Healing Promise of Qi
When Laurel Ann Reinhardt discovered a lump in her breast she witnessed firsthand how fear holds silent reign over the Western health care system and hinders the process of healing. This fear is systematically perpetuated by doctors, insurance agents, and drug companies--undermining the foundation of all healing and the important work health care providers are meant to perform.
In Healing without Fear Reinhardt offers eighty exercises for recognizing, releasing, and transforming fear in one’s self and in our health care system. Drawing on the work of Rupert Sheldrake, Ken Wilber, and Carl Jung, as well as her own years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Reinhardt provides a thoughtful discussion about the existence, creation, and impact of a morphogenic “field of fear” in the health care system and the tools we need to recognize and dissipate it before it can undermine the healing process. From exercises for “talking back to fear” to “being heard and seen by physicians,” Healing without Fear utilizes visualizations, journaling, chakra meditations, dreamwork, case studies and personal stories to show how to allow true healing to begin.
LAUREL ANN REINHARDT has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and practiced as a licensed psychologist for over twenty years. She now leads workshops throughout the United States for both the general public and health care professionals on how to release fear and transform the health care system. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.