Promoting a Healthier Life-Style by Bridging the 'Life-Times' Gap
Date of Completion
Open Access Capstone
Master of Arts (MA)
Delores B. Gallo
This paper traces the evolutionary transformation of a small town New England native, who was traditionally raised and educated. She went from a conventional Western-medicine trained nurse, and an adherent of Roman Catholicism, to a holistic therapy practitioner. Spiritual healing, visualization, relaxation, hypnosis, and past-life regression are utilized as part of the healing process, on the self-actualized journey to wellness. The paper begins with a selective review of related literature, offering both empirical evidence of the mind/body connection, and proceeds with anecdotal evidence of the medical efficacy of relaxation, visualization, hypnosis, and past-life regression therapy. It ends with an account of three case studies, and statements from the subjects.
Bertucci, Patricia, "Promoting a Healthier Life-Style by Bridging the 'Life-Times' Gap" (1997). Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection. 23.