[testimonial company=”Professor in the School of Medicine & Associate Chair Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine.” author=”David Spiegel, M.D.”]A moving and thoughtful examination of the questions surrounding mind and body in cancer, artfully presented by juxtaposing discussion with dance.[/testimonial]
[testimonial company=”Special Consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment on Unconventional Cancer Treatments and Author of Choices In Healing: Integrating The Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer. President of Commonweal.” author=”Michael Lerner.”]A fine and useful film about integrative healing with cancer.
I think many will benefit from seeing it.[/testimonial]
[testimonial company=”Director Cancer Programs” author=”Dean Shrock”]I pray everyone involved with cancer sees this movie.[/testimonial]
[testimonial company=”Bestselling author of Calling in “The One” and co-leader of the Feminine Power Global Community.” author=”Katherine Woodward Thomas”]This beautiful and powerful film will fill your heart and mind with strength, wisdom and inspiration for your journey beyond cancer, and will support you to discover a new life that is abundant with well being, health and happiness.[/testimonial]
[testimonial author=”Sumedha Khanna M.D.”]In the complex health-care system of the 21st century, no single therapeutic practice should have monopoly on effective diagnosis and treatment for all conditions. Scientific, psychological, nutritional, environmental, and spiritual insights must surely be fully employed to restore and maintain health.[/testimonial]
[testimonial company=”Lung cancer survivor” author=”Libby Mindell”]Hard Sciences and Art take us by the hand to carry us in a journey of beauty and transformation.[/testimonial]
Cancer is a growing epidemic due to a complex matrix of bio-socio-psycho-spiritual reasons and the cure requires the full participation of the patient to create a synergy in a way that can tip the balance back to health.
Beyond rest, diet and exercise, the mind has still untapped resources to create health: we need to realize that our ways of dealing with the stress of daily life might be outdated and harmful.
If we want to be cancer-free and stay this way for a long time we need to change the conditions that made possible the tumor in the first place.
We may think that removing the tumor and doing chemo and radio is going to be enough but if we look at the data, is not enough.
[box type=”shadow”]We cannot reasonably expect that if we will keep on doing the same things , the results are going to be different.[/box]
We need to change the context that was signaling our genes to mutate and we need to remove the conditions that were preventing our immune system from being efficacious.
CHAPTERS OF THE FILM
The illness awakens us to the beauty of being alive.
For the soul the illness is an initiation, into the mysteries of life and death.
[quote]When we let our bodies be cut, radiated, or infused with chemicals without further participation on our part, we allow us to be treated as if we were just a piece of meat, not only we exclude what makes us humans, our Psyche and our Spirit, creating a medicine that is inhuman, but also we make impossible to treat the root of the disease and we miss the opportunity of aligning with our most powerful resources.
Ilse Langendorf. Breast Cancer Survivor.[/quote]
[quote]The thesis of the movie is that the cancer is a growing epidemic due to a complex matrix of bio-socio-psycho-spiritual reasons and that cure requires the full participation of the patient in a way that can tip the balance back to health.
Beyond rest, diet and exercise, the mind has still untapped resources to create health: we need to realize that our ways of dealing with the stress of daily life might be outdated and harmful, we need to finish unfinished business , we need to learn to produce at will the emotions of joy, love and gratitude as the most conducive to create the biochemistry of health, and we need to lead a life of meaning, passion and joy as the most effective way to reignite our immune resources and fighting successfully the cancer.
Aimer Limerick. Cancer survivor[/quote]