Book Review: Healing and Recovery

Written by on June 17, 2009 in Books, Reviews, Spirituality

Healing and RecoveryHealing and Recovery by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

In this book Dr. Hawkins draws from over 50 years of clinical experience, as well as his research on consciousness. He applies the map of consciousness, which he derived from kinesiology (aka muscle testing), and which he believes is the only way we can tell truth from falsehood. He dedicates this book to the highest good: physical, mental, and spiritual, and his goal is to help us to heal ourselves on all of these levels.

Dr. Hawkins explains why the body may not respond to traditional medical approaches and why it is important that we include spiritual practices in healing and recovery. In fact, by doing this, traditional medical practices that did not work before may now work. He offers strategies that can allow us to heal ourselves from any disease.

Dr. Hawkins discusses how he himself has used this approach to heal himself from over 20 chronic conditions, including ulcers and diverticulitis. He has also utilized this work to lose over 50 pounds, which he has kept off successfully for several years. He has even used these tools effectively when he came face to face with a rattlesnake, to overcome his fear of heights, and to handle other crises in his day to day life.

Dr. Hawkins addresses how we can handle stress and the aging process, worry, fear, anxiety, pain and suffering, as well as depression, alcoholism, cancer, death and even dying. He helps us to see that these principles work, no matter how serious or chronic our illnesses or issues might be. Dr. Hawkins offers practical and helpful information that can easily and successfully be applied to one’s life.

I found this book to be an excellent resource for how to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. Not only did I ind it to be highly enlightening when I read through it for the first time, I am now able to refer to specific chapters to help me to address whatever issues are most pertinent to me at a particular moment. This makes it an invalu- able reference tool that one can utilize on an ongoing basis. It truly is timeless in the information that it offers and the approach to life that it suggests.

I highly recommend Healing and Recovery. Alhough I have greatly appreciated all of Dr. Hawkins’ books and I am a big fan of his work, I found this book to be his best. Even if you have never read one of his books, this book can stand alone and be understood. I found it to be truly inspirational and lifechanging. Dr. Hawkins is a remarkable man, who has helped me to expand my ideas of what is possible. His work has helped shape how I view the world and, as a result, I feel more empowered and in control of my life. I cannot imagine a more timely and helpful book for anyone.

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About Felicia Weiss, Ph.D.

Felicia co-publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In her spare time, Felicia enjoys reading and working in the garden.

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About the Author: Felicia co-publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In her spare time, Felicia enjoys reading and working in the garden. .


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