Mind Body Medicine

Host: Kay Puttock

This will be the first of two Local Talk programs that will focus on mind body medicine. Both programs are informed by the work of Herbert Benson, MD, a professor at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Benson will be a guest on the later program, but he would also see eye-to-eye with the guests on today's program, though they use the term "spiritual healing" rather than "mind body medicine."

Two of today's guests, Sonja Anderson and Susan Kailin, are members of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends , an organization whose members have benefited from spiritual healing techniques that will be explained in a lecture series coming up in Ames (Tuesday May 17, 6:00pm at Ames Public Library: Friday May 20 7:00pm at Ames Friends Meeting House) and also in Des Moines.

Guest Jeremy Best , Professor of German history at Iowa State University, talks about the social, intellectual, and religious currents that would have influenced a figure like Bruno Groening, living in Germany in the period after the Second World War.

Finally, the Reverend Deb Hill Davis of Unity Church of Ames talks about the history and practice of spiritual healing in the Unity movement, and discusses the way Unity's philosophy might help people respond to various challenges in life.

Originally broadcast 05/16/2016
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