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The Power of Belief (CD 4)[Program 97,98]
The Power of Belief (CD 4)

The Power of Belief Cancer survivors and physicians specializing in mind/body medicine examine the "placebo effect" -- the powerful role of a patient's personal beliefs and hopes -- in coping with the challenges of a serious illness. What is the role of a patient's attitude in facing a serious illness? Are the benefits that many people derive from faith also available to cancer patients who feel uncomfortable with religion? What are the connections between a person's beliefs and their ability to attain physical healing? Also, we travel to a Detroit program for pediatric cancer patients founded by a Rabbi whose daughter died of cancer. A black belt, he teaches martial arts to children who need a way to access inner strength at a time when they feel powerless. With Drs. Margeret Stuber, James Gordon, Larry Dossey, Harold Koenig, Susan Gardin, Rev. Gwendolyn Collins, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, Marion Grodin and others.
(2 parts, 1 hour total)

"I've had an extra year and a half to be with my family, to get some things right. But, you know, now I'm in a position where I want to be the server. I want to serve people. And that's why my wife and I got involved in a soup kitchen, different things with the church."

-- Cancer survivor



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These four, sound-rich documentaries include leading cancer experts and moving first-person accounts by survivors. Itís thought provoking and inspiring. Free audio excerpts are available for each of the CDs below.

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