A Psychology of Spiritual Optimism with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

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Human beings don't come compartmentalized--and human healing doesn't have to either. Building bridges between medicine, psychology and spirituality is the theme of this heart-centered discussion with a medical psychologist and pioneer of psychoneuroimmunology. Borysenko asks how the fear and traumas that imprison us can be healed on all levels. She boldly brings in controversial topics and therapies at the edges of psychology--the possibility of psychic realities; how we might describe the nature of the human soul; the use of LSD and lucid dreaming in psychotherapy. Included is the moving personal story of the final moments before her mother's death. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. is a psychologist and cell biologist. She holds a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard Medical School, and has completed post-doctoral fellowships in behavioral sciences and psychoneuroimmunology. She is a pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. She is a journalist and host of her own radio show.

She is the bestselling author of fourteen books including:

To learn more about the work of Joan Borysenko go to www.JoanBorysenko.com.

Host: Michael Toms       Interview Date: 6/7/1993        Program Number: 2387