Imagery in HealingwithJean Achterberg (1942 – 2012)

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This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1989. 

Jeanne Achterberg, former President of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, was author of Imagery in Healing and Woman As Healer.  She discusses the holographic model of the brain and suggests that mental images mediate between the conscious intentions and the physiology of the body.  She points out that imagery has been used in healing since ancient times, and cites a considerable body of research indicating that the use of mental imagery can effect body functioning — including the immune system.

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Published on January 29, 2022


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