“I had used Integral as a lawyer, I had used integral as a teacher, and as a parent. Now I sat down at my kitchen table and very bluntly ask myself, was I willing to bet my life on Integral? And the answer was, absolutely.”Lynn Feldman
When facing illness or injury, how can we create a healing regimen for ourselves that actually treats every aspect of our being: body, mind, heart, and soul?
How can we begin to acknowledge address the root causes of disease in every critical dimension of our lives: biology, consciousness, relationships, and environment?
How can we integrate Western medicine with alternative approaches to wellness in a more elegant and sophisticated way, without diminishing the benefits of either?
Listen as Lynne Feldman talks to Ken Wilber about her wonderful new book, Integral Healing, and learn how your health challenges can be reworked into opportunities for personal discovery, transformation, and radical self-liberation.
A HEART-WRENCHING, WELL-RESEARCHED, AND EMPOWERING ACCOUNT OF ONE WOMAN’S HEALING JOURNEY.
When Lynne Feldman was told she had two forms of serious cancer, she faced a critical dilemma: What do I do next?
Her doctors encouraged her to attack the disease with surgery and traditional chemotherapy. Others suggested alternative methods that help the body to heal itself with nutrition and herbal remedies. Still others pointed to complementary practices like prayer, meditation, and depth psychology as the best way to heal herself of her disease.
With so many conflicting viewpoints in the modern medical marketplace, Lynne saw that no one had all the answers. Faced with some immediate decisions, she realized that she would have to take her healing into her own hands.
And so she did. Embarking on a 3-year healing journey, Lynne exhaustively researched the best of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine, and then synthesized an approach to healing herself that ultimately led to her recovery.
Integral Healing tells Lynne’s story. One-part memoir and one-part “how-to” guide, it outlines the valuable integral approach to healing that she developed along the way, providing you with a practical blueprint for developing an individualized healing program of your own.
A PRACTICAL BLUEPRINT
Critical insights include:
- Advice on how to stay cool in the face of an overwhelming diagnosis.
- Why there is no one-size fits all approach to healing.
- How “hope” and “positive thinking” can get in the way of the healing process.
- How today’s most cutting-edge psychological research changes the way we understand health and healing.
- Why “big medicine” needn’t be the bad guy.
- Debunking common myths about complementary and alternative medicine.
- Why addressing the root causes of disease (biological, environmental, emotional, and spiritual) are crucial to the healing process.
- Why understanding our relationship to disease, called “the psychology of illness,”supports a more effective approach to healing.
- What are the best approaches to healing available (physical, psychological, and spiritual) and how to determine what methods will work best for you.
- How Narrative Medicine as used in Lynne’s autobiography has been shown to help healing.
Lynne’s approach is unique in that she left no stone unturned in developing her healing program. As a result, her method is as inclusive as it is customizable.
“I would apply integral theory to create an integral practice that would embrace everything we know to be true and good about fighting my illness, not just one aspect of the solution. Instead of just eating organic foods, or just relying on surgery, or thinking positive thoughts, I would construct an overarching and almost limitless approach to attacking that which was attacking me.” Lynne Feldman
Integral Healing will make you cry, it will educate you, it will challenge you, it will empower you, and most importantly, it will give you hope. This book is a must read for or anyone who’s life has been touched by serious illness.
“Drawing on Western and Eastern methods, Lynne Feldman has crafted an approach to healing any illness that literally covers all the bases—the causes and the cures—and gives you the best possible chance of recovery. I invite you to follow Lynne on her journey. The next time you—or anybody you care about—become ill, you’ll be very glad you did.” —Ken Wilber
“Feldman provides a profound guidebook for the journey from the fragmented disarray of illness to the wholeness of higher consciousness that emerges from such a crisis. Her honest and unflinching portrayal of her own struggles on this path illuminates and inspires all who wish to deeply know the meaning of healing.” —Dr. Karen Wyatt, MD
“Read these raw, intelligent pages to discover how Lynne Feldman learned that ultimately ‘Even faced with terrible pain and trembling with fear, I can negotiate any situation and move forward’.” —Terry Patten
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About Lynne Feldman
Lynne Feldman, MA, JD, is a New Jersey-based lawyer, teacher, and chaplain. Her book Integral Healing tells the story of her recovery from two forms of life-threatening cancer, and outlines her unique integral approach to healing.
About Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life. Ken is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative world philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”.