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After two decades in the study and practice of medicine, Sarah Seidelmann took a three-month sabbatical to search for a way to feel good again. Having witnessed human suffering early in her career and within her own family, she longed for a way to address more than just the physical needs of her patients and to live in a lighter, more conscious way.

Swimming with Elephants tells the eccentric, sometimes poignant, and occasionally hilarious experience of a working mother undergoing a bewildering vocational shift from physician to shamanic healer. During that tumultuous period of answering her call, Sarah met an elephant who would become an important spirit companion on her journey, had bones thrown for her by a shaman in South Africa, and traveled to India for an ancient Hindu pilgrimage, where she received the blessing she had been longing for. Ultimately, she discovered an entirely different way of healing, one that she had always aspired to and that enabled her to help those who are suffering.

©2017 Sarah Bamford Seidelmann (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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drawn by the title, surprised by content

Beautiful book. Lovely to sort of be led in thinking of spiritual dimensions like shamans and totems. Perceptive on healing especially mentally. Super relatable. Glad to see author putting medical degree to good work!

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Love, love, LOVE this book!

I am going to a book luncheon later this year where Sarah will be speaking, so I decided to listen to the book early in preparation. I LOVED IT. The narrator was fantastic and very easy to listen to - great choice. And more importantly this book resonated with me. I laughed and I cried. I held my breath with anticipation (trying to find times in my day when I could listen to more of it). There is a raw honesty here about one woman’s journey from the medical (cerebral) world to the shamanic (spiritual and soulful) world. Delicious ❤️❤️❤️

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Liked the story but not the narrator

The numerous mispronunciations drove me crazy!!! I enjoyed the book though, and am inspired to get a shamanic healing.