Healing - Beyond Pills & Potions

Core Principles for Helpers & Healers

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
296 Pages
Reviewed on 04/05/2021
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Author Biography

Steve Bierman MD, whose work blends humanism, hypnosis and alternative modalities with traditional allopathic medicine, has been featured on NBC’s Dateline and recently won the 2020 Best Indie Book award for, HEALING – Beyond Pills & Potions.

Dr. Bierman—a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Medicine--began his career as an Emergency and Family Physician. Quickly, he discovered that what he had spent his first 29 years studying was simply not enough. While he marveled at the treatments of modern medicine, so too did he despair at the rarity of its cures.

His search for a better understanding of health and healing took him to shamanic encampments in the Ecuadorian jungle, a 30-year collaboration with a renowned Taoist grandmaster, credentialing in NLP and board certification in medical hypnosis.

No longer does Dr. Bierman subscribe to the “blunt beginnings” of modern medicine’s diagnoses; nor does he accept the “endless endings” of traditional allopathic treatments. Instead, Dr. Bierman now understands the tremendous impact of ideas on health and healing—ideas of patients, and ideas of caregivers. His approach has resulted in lasting cures of so-called chronic diseases, regression of advanced tumors, bloodless/painless surgeries, and resolution of a wide array of “gray zone” syndromes that defy diagnosis.

Dr. Bierman sees patients in his private practice in Del Mar, California, and teaches introductory and advanced courses around the world. He has two daughters, Clea and Raquel, and lives, works and surfs in Del Mar with his wife Dianne and their three pugs.

    Book Review

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.