1st Edition

Imagination and Healing

By Anees Sheikh Copyright 1984
    291 Pages
    by Routledge

    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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 â–¡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



    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.