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Imagination and Healing

1st Edition

By Anees A. Sheikh


291 pages

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pub: 1984-06-15
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The volume explores in depth the vast healing potential of a fundamental human gift. In addition to providing a historical perspective of the importance accorded to imagination in the disease and healing processes, the book furnishes theoretical, empirical, and clinical evidence of the efficacy of imagery in the healing of a wide variety of health problems including stress, pain, cancer, depression, phobias, skin disorders, and sexual dysfunctions.

Table of Contents

Preface Anees A. Sheikh

Imagination in Disease and Healing Processes: A Historical Perspective Carol E. McMahon and Anees A. Sheikh

Psychophysiology of Imagery and Healing: A Systems Perspective Gary E. Schwartz

Imagery, Cerebral Laterality, and the Healing Process Robert G. Leyand Richard J. Freeman

Changing "Unchangeable" Bodily Processes by (Hypnotic) Suggestions: A New Look at Hypnosis, Cognitions, Imagining, and the Mind-Body Problem Theodore X. Barber

The Use of Imagery in Alleviating Depression K. David Schultz

Imagery and Cancer □Howard Hall

Imagery and the Treatment of Phobic Disorders Beverly K. Habeck and Anees A. Sheikh

Sex, Fantasy and Imagination: Scientific Research and Clinical Applications Kenneth S. Pope, Jerome L. Singer, and Lawrence C. Rosenberg

Mind-Controlled Analgesia: The Inner Way to Pain Control David Bresler

Imagine Health! Imagery in Medical Self-Care Martin L. Rossman

Imagery, Body, and Space in Focusing Eugene T. Gendlin, Doralee Grindler, and Mary McGuire

Subject Index


About the Author

Dr. Anees Sheikh teaches the Psychology of Imagination, Death and Dying, Psychology of Happiness, an undergraduate course in psychotherapy methods, and the graduate course in clinical uses of mental imagery.

About the Series

Imagery and Human Development Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health