Healing and The Mind by Bill Moyer


Ancient medical science told us our minds and bodies are one. So did philosophers of old. Now modern science and new research are helping us to understand these connections.

In Healing and the Mind, Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists and patients – people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health. In a five-part series of provocative interviews, he discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our bodies? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?

Healing and the Mind is a documentary series destined to influence how millions think about sickness and health. (1993)

Watch the 5 part documentary below:

Part 1 – The Mind Body Connection

Bill Moyers speaks with neuroscientists and doctors as he investigates the mysteries and science of the mind-body connection.

Part 2 – The Mystery of Chi

Bill Moyers travels to China to learn about healing and the mind from another culture. “What I discovered in China was another way of thinking about mind and body, about health and illness and a phenomenon called chi,” Bill Moyers tells the audience in his introduction.

Part 3 – Healing From Within

Bill spends several weeks with two therapists who are treating patients without any drugs or surgery. Jon Kabat-Zinn runs a stress reduction clinic in the middle of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, which involves Eastern meditation techniques. And at the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, Dr. David Spiegal is helping a group of women with metastatic breast cancer speak to each other about their experiences — and extending their lives as a result.

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Part 4 – The Art of Healing

Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists and patients about how emotional states affect our vulnerability to disease and the recovery process.

Part 5 – The Art of Healing

Bill Moyers visits a group of cancer patients at the Commonweal Program in California healing through a support system of mutual love and understanding.

This article and material was written and belongs to Bill Moyers and was originally published on www.billmoyers.com

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