The Healing Brain

The Healing Brain Robert Evan Ornstein David Sobel
  • Title: The Healing Brain
  • Author: Robert Evan Ornstein David Sobel
  • ISBN: 9780333482780
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Healing Brain Robert Evan Ornstein David Sobel The Healing Brain s t Breakthrough Discoveries About How the Brain Keeps Us HealthyIt s long been known that the body may respond positively when an individual believes that s he s been given medication For years the p
    s t Breakthrough Discoveries About How the Brain Keeps Us HealthyIt s long been known that the body may respond positively when an individual believes that s he s been given medication For years the placebo effect remained an isolated, unexplained phenomenon However, recent research has shown that psychological states life traumas, including divorce employmes t Breakthrough Discoveries About How the Brain Keeps Us HealthyIt s long been known that the body may respond positively when an individual believes that s he s been given medication For years the placebo effect remained an isolated, unexplained phenomenon However, recent research has shown that psychological states life traumas, including divorce employment loss, can adversely affect immune system responses This volume, composed of contributions by noted researchers in psychiatry, psychology neuroscience, explains the investigations of brain mind body relationships that are changing the way we understand health illness The 1st 3 chapters demonstrate how the brain operates as a health maintenance organization describe the brain s growth in response to experience Psychosocial factors in healing are explored in chapters that examine the social environment s effect on susceptibility to illness, the mechanisms implications of the placebo effect, the ways in which social support health are related Included is a chapter titled The Broken Heart , an explication of the psychobiology of human contact Because healing doesn t merely return the mind or the body to its presymptomatic condition, but usually brings about lasting change, chapters on psychoneuroimmunology examine the neuropeptide emotion interactions promoting healing Possible psychoneuroimmunological mechanisms are considered the emerging field as a whole is discussed with a note on the AIDS question The section on coping stress investigates why demanding situations affect some people s health adversely whereas others thrive Topics include stress resistant personality coronary prone behaviors, examinations of environmental factors that influence health Other chapters on diet nutrition, examine how food affects the brain how the brain regulates body weight Together, the articles describe a world of scientific research that offers potent possibilities for the future of mental physical health care It will prove valuable reading for all mental health clinicians researchers, physicians readers interested in the health well being of the human organism.
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    About Robert Evan Ornstein David Sobel


    1. Psychologist Robert Ornstein s wide ranging and multidisciplinary work has won him awards from than a dozen organizations, including the American Psychological Association and UNESCO His pioneering research on the bilateral specialization of the brain has done much to advance our understanding of how we think.He received his bachelor s degree in psychology from City University of New York in 1964 and his Ph.D in psychology from Stanford University in 1968 His doctoral thesis won the American Institutes for Research Creative Talent Award and was published immediately as a book, On the Experience of Time.Since then he has written or co written than twenty other books on the nature of the human mind and brain and their relationship to thought, health and individual and social consciousness, which have sold over six million copies and been translated into a dozen other languages His textbooks have been used in than 20,000 university classes.Dr Ornstein has taught at the University of California Medical Center and Stanford University, and he has lectured at than 200 colleges and universities in the U.S and overseas He is the president and founder of the Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge ISHK , an educational nonprofit dedicated to bringing important discoveries concerning human nature to the general public.Among his many honors and awards are the UNESCO award for Best Contribution to Psychology and the American Psychological Foundation Media Award for increasing the public understanding of psychology.


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    1. This is a great book, despite my avoiding it for months due to the boring yet important chapter that I got stuck on This is by far that best thing I ve found to convince left brained science types of the importance of the mind in the healing of the body It s amazing how much we know, and have known for quite a while, but these ideas have somehow been overshadowed in the mainstream by an attitude dismissing them in favor of biochemical mechanisms and a pill and surgery approach The present me is [...]

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    2. While this is not necessarily a book on grief and healing, this is one of the books that brought solace during period of grief and mourning after my baby had died at birth in 1993 The author s scientific approach acknowledged my idea that I could play a role in how I felt.

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