Both medicine and the world's great religious traditions aim to alleviate human suffering. What Dr. Shapiro has done is distill the underlying spiritual principles and techniques of these traditions and demonstrate how we can use this wisdom to treat life's most painful difficulties.
Phil Bolton, MD, Psychiatrist.
Philip Shapiro's inspiring and newly revised book, Healing Power, has something for almost all of us, whether we identify ourselves as helpers or those needing help, healers or those in pain, spiritually aware or those who seek awakening. Dr. Shapiro compassionately and courageously provides, through a comprehensive, but easily understandable approach, methods for any of us to identify how we get tripped up in our attempts to achieve balance and peace in our lives. He then provides techniques that have proved effective through centuries of practice, taking the most useful advice and guidance (the greatest hits?) from a number of the world's leading spiritual masters. The unique value of this approach is the integration of spiritual understanding into the mix of biological, psychological, and social influences on our wellbeing.
Whether you use this book to develop your own plan for self-care, recovery, or a path to happiness, or simply wish to understand how and why things are the way they are, this is a great resource. I can't recommend it highly enough."
David Pollack, MD, Professor for Public Policy Oregon Health Sciences University.
This book is a true gift. Dr Shapiro has molded his unique perspective as a physician and clinical psychiatrist with his study of the teaching of the great sages. The synthesis of concepts is remarkable. The result is a universal toolkit for managing the physical, psychological and spiritual pain that life brings.
The first part of the book draws a map of how we perpetuate our suffering, big and small. The second part offers an abundance of tools to break the cycle and manage life's pain. This is not an "Instant Karma Reduction" self-help book. It puts you on the path to relief from suffering, and arms you with a boatload of practical tools to deploy when the going gets tough. The rest is up to you.
To be fully effective, at least some of the techniques presented (those most relevant for you) must be integrated into your daily life. The payoff appears to be as big as you what it to be. Beyond relief from pain or anguish, this book offers the promise of a life that may never look the same to you again. In an amazing way.
We use this book as a resource in our clinic. What it does exceptionally well is create an architecture for problem-solving. Whatever the source of distress – spiritual, emotional or physical – the methods and qualities presented here help the individual develop peace and eventual mastery over pain.
Shauna Haun, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
This book is a great blessing for those of us making peace with our lives and the world we live in. Philip Shapiro has crafted a handbook for how to live with less suffering, greater freedom, and love. As a professional in the field of spiritual counseling, I deeply appreciate the user-friendly presentation of the great wisdom teachings of the world. I value that an individual on the street, and physician, or a healthcare professional can apply the teachings to their own personal development or use it with clients. I use this book with my clients and find it to be highly effective.
Raymond Diaz, ND, Spiritual Counselor Co-founder, Opening to Life, LLC
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This book is a profound journey of growth and development. Using a system of steps, the reader/practitioner is able to progress towards a spiritual awakening at their own pace. This inspiring work will shed its light upon the path of any serious student seeking the transformative power of spiritual healing.
Corbett Monica, Founder/Executive Director Dual Diagnosis Anonymous of Oregeon, Inc.
In this remarkable book, Dr. Shapiro takes on the world of "brutal reality," which he sees as threefold: death, pain and suffering, and the unknown. It is a world we avoid at all costs. But he takes us there and brings us back alive, healed and enlightened.
David Cutler, MD Medical director, Multnomah County Mental Health Editor Emeritus, Community Mental Health Journal