Prescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation In Contemporary Medical Care by David F. O'connellPrescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation In Contemporary Medical Care by David F. O'connell

Prescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation In Contemporary Medical Care

EditorDavid F. O'connell, Deborah L. BevvinoContribution byRobert W. Boyer

Hardcover | June 11, 2015

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Prescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation in Contemporary Medical Care includes important contributions from leading experts on Transcendental Meditation and health, and provides the reader with the most important, cutting edge health research on the effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) on serious mental health problems and medical disorders. It features practical, proven programs to improve health outcomes, decrease morbidity/mortality, and reduce health care costs with a wide range of patient populations. The authors explore advances in neuroscience and the brain changes associated with not only the impact of TM on health recovery, but also the effects of meditation in daily activity and permanent changes in neuropsychological functioning resulting from the purification of consciousness through meditation. Included is coverage of an ancient yet newly introduced approach to therapy, Vedic Psychotherapy, and methods for integrating Transcendental Meditation and other Vedic health approaches into primary medical care.
David F. O'Connell, Ph.D., M.S, CFC, DABPS, is a board certified forensic psychologist and a medical psychologist. He is also a conditional prescribing psychologist in primary care in New Mexico. He has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for 40 years. He has written about it previously in the Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly and i...
Title:Prescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation In Contemporary Medical CareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:314 pages, 9.26 × 6.34 × 1.12 inPublished:June 11, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword:- Norman Rosenthal, M.D.Preface: - David F. O'Connell, Ph.D. Deborah L. Bevvino, CRNP, Ph.D.The EditorsThe ContributorsAcknowledgementsSection I-TheoryChapter I-The Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM): What, How, and WhyRobert W. Boyer, Ph.D.Chapter II-How Meditation Heals: The Brain and Higher States of ConsciousnessFred Travis, Ph.D.Chapter III- Stress, Illness and Transcendental Meditation: A Triad Worth ExploringDeborah L. Bevvino, CRNP, Ph.D.Section II-Research Medical DisordersChapter IV-Transcendental Meditation and Cardiovascular HealthVernon A. Barnes, Ph.D.Chapter V-Transcendental Meditation, Diabetes and Other DisordersDavid Lovell-Smith, Ph.D., M.B., CH.B., FRNCGPMental Health DisordersChapter VI-Transcendental Meditation Research on Anxiety & Anxiety DisordersSarnia Grosswald, Ed.D.David F. O'Connell, Ph.D.James Krag, M.D.Chapter VII-Transcendental Meditation in the Treatment of DepressionJames S. Brooks, M.D.Chapter VIII-The Use of Transcendental Meditation in Promoting Recovery and Preventing Relapse for Addictive DiseasesDavid F. O'Connell, Ph.D.Alarik Arenander, Ph.D.Chapter IX- The TM Program and the Treatment of Childhood DisordersWilliam R. Stixrud, Ph.D.Sarnia Grosswald, Ed.D.Section III-ApplicationsChapter X- The TM Technique as a Preventative Approach for Improving Health-care OutcomesMaxwell V. Rainforth, Ph.D.Robert E. Herron, Ph.D.Chapter XI- Addressing Societal Problems Through the Transcendental Meditation Program: Aging, Prison Rehabilitation, and Collective HealthDavid W. Orme-Johnson, Ph.D.David F. O'Connell, Ph.D.BibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

Psychologists David O'Connell and Deborah Bevvino have produced an outstanding volume of the best researchers and most important studies on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique for treating disease and promoting health. The breadth, depth, and scope of the TM research is truly amazing. Prescribing Health is sure to raise the level of awareness and interest in TM among physicians, psychologists, nurses, and other health care professionals by revealing the promise the TM practice can have for easing the suffering of their patients in a natural, holistic fashion - without harmful side-effects. Here is a major, much-needed contribution to the growing field of integrative medicine for enhancing individual and societal well-being. A worthy effort well done!