How your mind can heal your body

Yay! It’s book launch day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ My book, ‘HOW YOUR MIND CAN HEAL YOUR BODY’ is officially on sale now from everywhere that sells books. 😀 It’s the 10-year anniversary edition.

The book was first published 10 years ago and usually, when I write a book, I kind of just put it out there and don’t give it that much thought, so I never imagined I’d ever be writing a new edition, but my publisher (Hay House) asked me if I could update it. So I did.

I was only supposed to add wee bits and pieces but so much has happened in the world of the mind-body connection in 10 years, so I ended up adding 4 new chapters and sprinkling new stuff all throughout. Oops. 😁

These cover things like how to use visualisation to enhance your immune system and I even share studies where this has been done in randomised controlled trials of women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Typically, half do visualisation in addition to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, while the other half don’t. The visualisation group had a higher clinical response to treatment, which might be assumed to be the result of the extra impact of the immune system, as the researchers noted that the immune systems showed high levels of cytotoxicity even during treatment.

New chapters also deal with how visualisation works and how to actually do it and also include the application to sports, including how to enhance performance whether elite or beginner, or even learn a new skill, and even rehabilitation from stroke. I’ve also included several new stories from people who used visualisation as part of their recoveries from injury, illness or disease – including cancer, heart conditions, psoriasis, post-polio syndrome, and many more.

If you’re new to the book altogether, the first part discusses the placebo effect, sharing multiple examples in different settings, but also explaining how it works. Chapters also cover positive attitude, meditation, and how the brain doesn’t distinguish real from imaginary.

There’s also an A-Z list of visualisations for a large number of medical conditions.

If you’re interested in checking it out, you can find links on the ‘Books’ tab of my website, or just try anywhere that sells books, including Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, Waterstones.

It’s available as paperback, kindle, ebook, and audiobook. 😀

Here’s some quick links.

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  1. Drew on October 9, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    It gets delivered tomorrow. Whoop whoop thanks David.

  2. Carolyn on December 6, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Dr David, we spoke the last day of your show a few weeks ago. I was the last caller. First I wanted to say thanks so much for your help and your visualizations! They really helped! I have on occasion neck jerks and facial tics. Also scaring on my eyes. You gave visualizations for both. I have to say they have really helped! The jerks have calmed down to almost non existence!I still have some when I I’m on phone for some reason, but I’m working on calming that to! I ordered your book: How your mind can heal your body. Just got it today! Read several chapters already. Also tmreading the areas that concern me most. But plan to read the whole book as well! I’m excited for how this information will help me learn how to visualize and heal my body! Again thanks so much!Carolyn

    • David R. Hamilton PhD on December 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      I’m so pleased to hear that the visualisations have been helping you, Carolyn. 🙂

  3. Aakansha Shewakramani on December 6, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Oh my god! This is lovely… I’m gonna grab this book just to seek help with visualizations.
    I’ve been using this technique for myself and my clients too and it’s done wonder so far but if a book can tell me WHAT to visualize with regards to which dis-ease… what more could I ask for?

    David, thanks to your pharmaceutical background backed with oodles of spiritual therapy!

    Love & Light,
    Healer. Health Coach. Life Coach. Happiness Advocate. Passionate Blogger.

    • David R. Hamilton PhD on December 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks for your kind words. I hope you find the book useful. 🙂

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