Thomas Verny, MD, DPsych, is a psychiatrist who founded the Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health and served as its president for eight years. He is associate editor of the Journal of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health and is author of Inside Groups: A Practical Guide to Encounter Groups and Group Therapy, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, with John Kelly, Pre-And Peri-Natal Psychology: An Introduction, Parenting Your Unborn Child, Nurturing The Unborn Child with Pamela Weintraub, Gifts Of Our Fathers: Heartfelt Remembrances of Fathers and Grandfathers, Tomorrow’s Baby: The Art and Science of Parenting from Conception through Infancy, Pre-Parenting: Nurturing your Child from Conception, and The Embodied Mind: Understanding the Mysteries of Cellular Memory, Consciousness, and Our Bodies. His website is trvernymd.com.
Dr. Verny shares that the mind is not totally dependent on the brain. He describes how reviving a patient, who had a near-death experience and his own near-death experience, helped him discover that consciousness is more than an epiphenomenon of the brain. The mind is both dependent on and independent of the brain and the rest of the body. After researching 5,000 books and articles he found that intelligence and memory are stored in networks throughout the body and in cells. The mind is fluid and adaptive. We may have the power to influence our genetic expression and well-being through thoughts, emotions, and environments.
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(Recorded on June 6, 2022)
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Published on June 29, 2022