If you’ve ever wanted to heal from illness or feel better about your life, then do we have the Humor and Healing show for you.
Today I’ll be talking with Dr. Bernie Siegel, revolutionary doctor and the best selling author of numerous books including Love, Medicine and Miracles, Love Animals and Miracles, The Art of Healing, and a phenomenal little audiobook Humor and Healing.
And that’s just what I want to talk with Bernie about today, how to laugh your way to self-healing and happiness.
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Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.
In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on “carefrontation,” a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual’s life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of.
In 1986 his first book, Love, Medicine & Miracles was published. In 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Visits followed. Bernie’s realization that we all need help dealing with the difficulties of life, not just the physical ones, led to Bernie writing his fourth book in 1998, Prescriptions for Living. It helps people to become aware of the eternal truths and wisdom of the sages through Bernie’s stories and insights. Published in 2003 is Help Me To Heal to empower patients and their caregivers and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul in 2004, a children’s book about how difficulties can become blessings. In September 2013 The Art of Healing was published, and it contained 60 drawings by patients and what they reveal. In November 2015 Love, Animals & Miracles was released, and it included heartwarming, inspiring, and informative stories about life.
Bernie, and his wife and coworker Bobbie, live in a suburb of New Haven, Connecticut. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Bernie and Bobbie have co-authored their children, books and articles. Their home with its many children, pets, and interests resembled a cross between a family art gallery, museum, zoo and automobile repair shop. It still resembles these things, although the children are trying to improve its appearance in order to avoid embarrassment.
Woody Allen once said, “If I had one wish it would be to be somebody else.” Bernie’s wish was to be a few inches taller. His work has been such a growth experience that he is now a few inches taller. His prediction is that in the next decade the role of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory, and heart energy will all be explored as scientific subjects.
As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by an illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and spreading the message of kindness and love.
Bernie has been named one of the top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet by the Watkins Review which is published by Watkins Books, an esoteric bookshop in the heart of London, England.
- What does it mean to become a love warrior?
- What it means to send someone love and help change their life?
- What is 365 Prescriptions for the Soul?
- How do we heal from feeling we’re a failure?
- What we can learn from stories about our life?
- What we can learn from Simon and Garfunkle?
- Why you want to wear a bandage when you’re not injured!
- What’s the importance of sharing what’s ailing you with others?
- Why people never die, and what it means for you?
- What laughter means for our health?
- Why your attitude is so important for your survival?
- What we can learn from people who have a few months to live?
- What people have done when they were told they were dying that dramatically extended their lives?
- What does it mean to choose to live?
- What does it mean to take back the reigns of your life?
- How can parents “use love as your weapon”???
- What does it mean to breathe peace???
- To Find Out More Visit: BernieSiegelMD.com
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