“What goes on in your head, affects your body.”
– Dr. Bernie Siegel
Dr. Bernie Siegel, a pioneering pediatric surgeon, devoted his life to overcoming these trials through traditional medical methodology, as well as groundbreaking philosophies that focus on mind and body healing. His work is widely renowned in the medical and spiritual communities.
In this new online program, “Healing, Laughter, and Miracles,” Bernie dives deep into these philosophies, offering sage advice based on his extensive career helping people through difficult times. His enthusiasm for laughter, storytelling, meditation, and the healing power of the mind have helped patients and their families manage life-threatening illness for over thirty years.
This new program is an exclusive, intimate online program with Dr. Siegel, exploring his unique approach to mind-body healing. It offers you the opportunity to learn from one of the most galvanizing medical pioneers of our generation:
“People are treated like a building…The plumber fixes that, the electrician does that. But we're a unit, we're mind and body. As Jung said, ‘Psyche-soma,’ you know, they're one thing. So what goes on in your head, affects your body.”
“And how do you know you're loving your life? I always say ‘if you lose track of time, you can't get older.’ And so when you're doing creative things, meaningful things and 3 hours felt like 30 minutes, you are only 30 minutes older.”
This program will prove fascinating for anyone interested in healing – be it for patients, friends, family, or even yourself. It includes full transcripts and an hour-long bonus meditation with Bernie.
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. This event redirected his life. In 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Visits followed. He is currently working on other books with the goal of humanizing medical education and medical care, as well as, empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. 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 rather than wait a personal disaster. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus not have to become strong at the broken places. Published in 2003 are 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, Smudge Bunny, in 2005 101 Exercises For The Soul and out in the Fall of 2006 a prescriptions for parenting book Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Published in 2008 Buddy’s Candle, for children of all ages, related to dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent, and published in 2009 Faith, Hope & Healing with inspiring survivor stories and my reflections about what they teach us. Also out is Words Swords, his poetry and chance to write and react with your own. In the Fall of 2011 A Book of Miracles was published with amazing stories and Bernie's comments. In September 2013 his book, The Art of Healing was published containing 60 drawings by patients and what they reveal. In November of 2015, Love, Animals & Miracles containing heartwarming inspiring and informative stories about life was published.
"The American people are beginning to think in new ways about health and illness . . . Bernie Siegel is helping to define and open up these new frontiers. In this sense he is in the best medical tradition."
"Bernie Siegel [is] a doctor who loves. In this age of massive, impersonal medical technology, his advocacy of human caring is a necessity."
-Larry LeShan, Ph.D., author of Cancer as a Turning Point