Partners in Healing: Simple Ways to Offer Support, Comfort, and Care to a Loved One Facing Illness (Paperback)
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This book offers a new sense of empowerment for the intimate partners of people living with serious health problems. Collinge draws on cutting-edge scientific research along with his experience counseling couples facing serious illness to offer a range of insights, strategies, and techniques that caregivers can utilize to promote their partners’ physical and emotional well-being—while also promoting their own.
• The importance of self-care for the caring partner
• Ways of involving family and friends in a network of support
• Simple massage and touch techniques to bring comfort and reduce symptoms
• How open, affirmative communication can contribute to healing
• Basic energy-healing techniques to promote well-being
About the Author
William Collinge, PhD, is a psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples living with cancer and other serious illnesses. He is also a noted researcher in the field of alternative health care, serving on scientific review panels at the National Institutes of Health. He is currently involved in NIH-funded research into how partners of the seriously ill can offer symptom relief and comfort through the use of Therapeutic Touch. He is the author of three books including The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine.
Praise for Partners in Healing: Simple Ways to Offer Support, Comfort, and Care to a Loved One Facing Illness…
“A bible for caregivers. Honest, straightforward, and very practical. I recommend it to everyone who is caring for a partner or spouse.”—Christiane Northrup, MD
“Dr. Collinge has written a book that touches upon the true essence of caregiving. This is an important book for caregivers on enhancing their own well-being as well as learning how to better become partners in healing.”—Gary E. Barg, editor-in-chief, caregiver.com
“Anyone wanting a practical guide to supporting health and wholeness in a loved one will be delighted by this book. We are currently in something of a golden age in healing research, of which Dr. William Collinge is an excellent guide.”—Larry Dossey, MD