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Tag Archives | Deepak Chopra

Video: Mind Moves Matter

When Deepak Chopra was a young medical resident, training in endocrinology, he had a patient with widely metastasized liver cancer. As was sometimes the case fifty years ago, doctors would sometimes lie to the patient about the seriousness of the diagnosis. They did this because their belief was that being told you only have a […]

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Video: The Power of Belief to Cure Cancer

Years ago, it was not unusual for oncologists to tell patients that they had some mild disease when in fact they had advanced cancers. This sometimes resulted in the patient, who had previously suspected cancer, becoming so encouraged and inspired upon being given a less frightening diagnosis, that their immune systems became mobilized enough to […]

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Video: Directing Your Healthcare Team

Be proactive. Become an expert on your particular diagnosis. Cultivate curiosity. Read everything you can to learn about what’s known about your particular condition. Do searches on Google Scholar and PubMed to identify the main authors. You don’t need to understand the scientific papers. Be the expert on your body in order to give your […]

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In Your Own Hands: 7 Myths of Meditation

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. 7 Myths of Meditation Deepak […]

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In Your Own Hands

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know. Mindful Parenting: We Can […]

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Q&A Ask Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below and I will answer them on a future Friday in […]

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Video: How the Mind Affects Health

The mind has profound effects on physiological functioning and health. Emotional distress causes physiological stress and dysfunction, which, when chronic, eventuates in disease. In this discussion, we also address the healthy physiological effects of mind training. The concepts of self-efficacy and mastery are described. The term “mastery” is used to describe a sense that we […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This new question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges, who want to learn to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below and I will answer them on a future Friday in this column.  I post to this blog three times […]

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Loving Self-Care for Health

  Deepak Chopra recently wrote an excellent article in the Huffington Post about self-care. The following article is information I would like to add to what he offered. Partnerships in Loving Self-Care One of the best ways to develop loving self-care is to have a life partner and/or close friends with whom you are in a […]

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Video: Mind and Health Seminar by Larry Berkelhammer, PhD at UC San Francisco Medical Center

Discussion of the power of the mind to improve physiological functioning, subjective well–being, and health. Case studies were presented to offer specific examples of instances where the power of the mind dramatically influenced positive health outcomes.

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