Heartsearch : Toward Healing Lupus

by Donna Hamil Talman, William A. Briggs (Photographer)

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Donna Hamil Talman is a psychotherapist with an interest in the mind/body connection that predated her diagnosis with lupus erythematosus, an auto-immune disease which affects many more women than men. Combining music, massage, exercise, nutrition, social support, physical and emotional rest, psychotherapy and visualization, Donna created a personal program of alternative healing. Her desire to find a greater meaning in her illness and recovery, and to discover why she developed an auto-immune disease (in which the body reacts against its own tissue), led her to examine the ways in which unresolved and unexamined feelings could influence her health. This is an inspiring book for anyone confronting illness, with special meaning for those with an auto-immune disorder.