Healing and the Mind

Ancient medical science told us our minds and bodies are one. So did philosophers of old. Now modern science and new research are helping us to understand these connections. In Healing and the Mind Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists, and patients -- people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health. In a five part series of fascinating and provocative interviews, he discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our bodies? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?
The Mystery of ChiRunning Time: 0:56:00

In Program 1, Bill Moyers explores therapies based on balancing yin and yang, and a phenomenon called Chi. 

The Mind Body ConnectionRunning Time: 0:56:00

In Program 2, Bill Moyers investigates the frontier of scientific research on how the nervous and immune systems are linked.

Healing From WithinRunning Time: 2:05:00

In Program 3, Bill Moyers looks at two therapies that don't involve drugs or surgery: Eastern meditation and Western group psychotherapy.

The Art of HealingRunning Time: 0:55:00

In Program 4, Bill Moyers shows how hospitals across America are responding to clinical evidence that caring makes patients feel better, and get better.

Wounded HealersRunning Time: 0:57:00

In Program 5, Bill Moyers visits Commonweal, a retreat for people with cancer who help one another heal even when a cure is impossible.

Video Programs5
SubjectsScience, Biology, Psychology, Medicine
Supplemental Files1
Produced By Public Affairs TV
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Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
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