As a physician, Dr. Bernie Siegel has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by an illness. He embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today.
Bernie, as he likes to be called, broke new ground with his monumental book Love, Medicine, and Miracles, in which he explored the powerful role the mind can play in fighting illness. Sharing stories of seriously ill patients who survived against the odds and those who seemed to give in to their own deaths, the book has inspired countless readers to consider the possibilities of thinking themselves well. Bernie believed - and still does - that the potential to heal comes from the human mind through desire, intention, determination, and love. Over the last 20 years, his philosophy and advice have led many physicians and other healthcare professionals to help patients take reponsibility for and participate in their own recovery . His prediction is that in the next decade the role of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory and heart energy will all be explored as scientific subjects.