Profound Healing: The Power of Acceptance on the Path to Wellness
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
A woman faced with advanced cancer shares the story of how preparing to die led her to experience a profound healing on all levels--physical, emotional, and spiritual.


• Explores the practical and spiritual aspects of confronting a life challenge 
as a springboard for spiritual growth.


• Includes accounts of dreams, exercises, and visualizations that inspire profound healing.


• Outlines 12 self-help practices of wellness--emotional clearing, meditations, and lifestyle changes--through the living example of a cancer survivor.


• By the co-compiler of the spiritual classic Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words.


At the age of 41 Cheryl Canfield was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer. Going against warnings from doctors, she rejected proposed surgeries that would involve removing her uterus, cervix, lymph nodes, and surrounding nerves. Instead, she decided to accept death and focused her energy on attempting to die well. In the process, she cured herself.

Profound Healing is Canfield's down-to-earth account of her journey as she inadvertently experiences a modern-day miracle, and her subsequent reflections on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. More than a biography, Canfield's story contains exercises, dreams, visualizations, and experiences--from encounters with the modern mystic Peace Pilgrim to her own acceptance of cancer--that assisted her healing process. Others can use her hard-earned insights as a source of hope, inspiration, and practical advice. Relevant to anyone seeking personal growth and life wisdom, Profound Healing is not merely about dying or living. It is about discovering one's life and living it fully while here. 





Praise and Reviews
"This book is an absolute pleasure to read-rich in wisdom and expression."
Caroline Myss, author of Sacred Contracts

"A sensitive, clear description of guidelines for dealing with a catastrophic illness from someone who has been there . . . that can help the reader cross the bridge of forgiveness and spiritual transformation."
Caroline Myss, author of Sacred Contracts

"The book is an instructive source of hope."
Research News & Opportunity, July 2003

"A sensitive, clear description of guidelines for dealing with a catastrophic illness from someone who has been there . . . that can help the reader cross the bridge of forgiveness and spiritual transformation."
Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear

"Profound Healing is about discovering one's life and living it fully."
The Messenger, July/August 2003


" . . . an example of the courage and determination so often necessary for getting well."
Alternative Medicine, Jul/Aug 2003


". . . [an] inspiring tale that will engage you from beginning to end."
Susan Dobra, Magical Blend, July 2003


"Profound Healing is a deeply satisfying book, whether one is facing a health crisis or not."
Irene Alleger, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Feb-March 2004

“I was deeply touched. There is profound wisdom here.”
DR. WAYNE DYER, author of 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace


"In her attempt to learn to die well, the author found herself, five years later, free of disease....just reading the book (and I suggest you do so more than once) is likely to infuse you with renewed faith and serenity and boost your immune system in the process."
L. Balukian, Progressive Health, Volume VIII, No. 2




 
Cheryl Canfield
Cheryl Canfield is a wellness counselor who lectures nationally on topics of profound healing and steps toward inner peace. She is the editor of Peace Pilgrim's Wisdom, co-compiler More...