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Title:
The healing companion : simple and effective ways your presence can help people heal
Author:
Kane, Jeff.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvi, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062516633

9780062516640
Format :
Book

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Summary

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A guide to creating inner peace, balance, and physical health through the skillful and compassionate application of mind-body principles.


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Booklist Review

In 1976, after 10 years of medical practice, Kane realized that, though he knew a fair amount about diseases, he knew little about how patients experienced them. He left his practice and developed group discussions with patients of what it was like to be sick. He differentiates disease (what the patient has) from illness (what the patient feels). Overwhelmingly preferred for dealing with illness is communication consisting of open, understanding conversation; physical closeness; and "being there." Both attentive listening and "hearing" what is not said are vital. Diseases may be cured, he says, but it is people who are healed. Furthermore, healing is a process, not a goal. He gives many practical suggestions for enabling truly healing relationships, and he reinforces them with end-of-chapter notes. --William Beatty


Publisher's Weekly Review

Healing Yourself and OthersCuring is not the same as healing, explains physician Jeff Kane in The Healing Companion: Simple and Effective Ways Your Presence Can Help People Heal, with a foreword by Larry Dossey (Reinventing Medicine). Healing, he avers, is a process involving the emotional experience of illness and the "full, honest presence" of those who help alleviate the suffering by viewing the patient as a whole person, focusing on the here and now, doing their best and, when necessary, letting go. Based on 25 years of leading support groups for cancer patients, Kane's book is spiritual, anecdotal and wise. Agent, Agnes Birnbaum. Author appearances in the San Francisco Bay area; 25-city national radio campaign. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


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