Healing and the Mind

Narrated by: Bill Moyers
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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In the best-selling companion volume to the PBS series, acclaimed television journalist Bill Moyers explores the fascinating, complex, powerful connection between mind and body in human health. 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 series of fascinating and 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? 

With the incisive style that has made Bill Moyers's skills as an interviewer legendary, Healing and the Mind is destined to influence how America thinks about sickness and health.

Full -color and B & W photographs throughout. 

©1993 Public Affairs Television, Inc., and David Grubin Productions, Inc. (P)1993 Public Affairs Television, Inc., and David Grubin Productions, Inc.

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This is NOT the book of this title - it's TV audio

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it actually WERE the book by Bill Moyers with this title. Instead, it's essentially the audio of the TV series with this title. I have the hardcover book, and finally located Chapter 1 in the audible version -- it's more or less chapter 10 in the actual book. I'm very disappointed.

What could Bill Moyers have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Given me the actual book, instead of the transcript of the TV show, complete with long periods of music and presumably visual scenes that meant nothing on when all you could hear was audio.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bill Moyers?

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If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Healing and the Mind?

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Good topic very poor presentation

I am convinced that this book was recorded from a TV special. The subject matter is good however, it is just like sitting in front of the TV without having a picture. There are sections where all you hear is a person talking in a foreign language, I found this very annoying. All things considered save you money.

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Does have too many background noises

The voices and background noises do make this book hard to listen to. Didn't learn as much as I was hoping to. I wish I hadn't wasted my money.

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awesome book

moyer speaks on things I have been studying.
I like the section on Chinese medicine. Too bad this is do relaxing that I feel asleep. now I need to listen to half of it over again.