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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Healing - Beyond Pills & Potions: Core Principles for Helpers & Healers by Steve Bierman MD is an engaging book on the topic of healing that shows a deeper sense of personal fulfillment in caregiving. The skills and teachings in the book are enriching for their practice and enhance their power of caregiving. The book stresses the importance of compassion in caregivers, and the author speaks about what compassion-driven practice, reading, failing, and succeeding have taught him. There are practical approaches and personal experiences shared that will take readers beyond the basics of healing and help them understand that being compassionate is not enough to become a good healer and caregiver. This book is an empowering tool for caregivers and healers and will make them look at healing with a different perception.
Healing - Beyond Pills & Potions is informative and a must-read for caregivers and healers to give them a different view on the nuances of caregiving and healing. The chapters give curative suggestions, explaining the diagnosis, and detailed plans that will help change the ways of practice and how patients respond. Reading this book is also a good way to decipher the mind-body connection as the topic has been dealt with extensively, expansively, and methodically. I like Steve Bierman's approach to the topic which is unique and empowering. It will help readers, especially those who are doctors, caregivers, and healers, look beyond the traditional way of taking care of patients. The tools and techniques can be easily incorporated into practice and will definitely help when it comes to improving the doctor/patient interaction.