The volume explores in depth the vast healing potential of a fundamental human gift. In addition to providing a historical perspective of the importance accorded to imagination in the disease and healing processes, the book furnishes theoretical, empirical, and clinical evidence of the efficacy of imagery in the healing of a wide variety of health problems including stress, pain, cancer, depression, phobias, skin disorders, and sexual dysfunctions.

chapter 1|28 pages

Imagination in Disease and Healing Processes: A Historical Perspective

ByCarol E. McMahon, Anees A. Sheikh

chapter 2|16 pages

Psychophysiology of Imagery and Healing: A Systems Perspective

ByGary E. Schwartz

chapter 3|18 pages

Imagery, Cerebral Laterality, and the Healing Process

ByRobert G. Ley, Richard J. Freeman

chapter 5|30 pages

The Use of Imagery in Alleviating Depression

ByK. David Schultz

chapter 6|11 pages

Imagery and Cancer

ByHoward Hall

chapter 7|26 pages

Imagery and the Treatment of Phobic Disorders

ByBeverly K. Habeck, Anees A. Sheikh

chapter 8|13 pages

Sex, Fantasy and Imagination: Scientific Research and Clinical Applications

ByKenneth S. Pope, Jerome L. Singer, Lawrence C. Rosenberg

chapter 9|20 pages

Mind-Controlled Analgesia: The Inner Way to Pain Control

ByDavid Bresler

chapter 10|28 pages

Imagine Health! Imagery in Medical Self-Care

ByMartin L. Rossman

chapter 11|28 pages

Imagery, Body, and Space In Focusing

ByEugene T. Gendlin, Doralee Grindler, Mary Mcguire