Inside Coma: A New View of Awareness, Healing, and Hope: A New View of Awareness, Healing, and Hope

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Exciting scientific discoveries are validating what coma therapists Dr. Pierre Morin and Dr. Gary Reiss have been teaching for years: that coma patients' awareness is both detailed and complex, and their chances of significant recovery is much greater than previously thought. Inside Coma: A New View of Awareness, Healing, and Hope describes practical, body-centered ways of communicating with coma patients, showing family members and caregivers how to enter the patient's inner world of experience to engage their will and power to heal.

Advocating for a new, ethical sensitivity that gives patients in remote and comatose states a right to exist, the authors explain the newest developments in the cutting-edge treatment of coma patients through a mind-body approach to medicine and healing, placing these developments in the context of the changing field of consciousness studies. They teach, challenge, and inspire readers to a new level of understanding, compassion, and intervention, offering basic tools with which health-care professionals and family members alike can begin this remarkably effective work.

 

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Contents

Recovery and the ProcessOriented Approach
1
The Myth of Vegetation MindBody Beliefs and Coma Work
45
The Myth of Health and Normality
69
The Mystery of Relationship in Coma Care and Recovery
101
The Spirit of Healing Accessing the Healer in You and Your Client
133
Using Your Own Altered States to Benefit the Person in Coma
147
Preventing Burnout
159
Coma as Our Teacher
169
Relating to the Hospital Health Care Team and Family
179
PostComa Work
193
The Future of Coma Work
205
Glossary and Expanded Definitions
221
Notes
229
Annotated Bibliography and Coma Work Resources
237
Index
245
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About the author (2010)

Pierre Morin, MD, PhD, is a copresident of the International Association of Process-Oriented Psychology (IAPOP) and a faculty member at the Process Work Institute Graduate School in Portland, OR.

Gary Reiss, LCSW, PhD, is in private practice in Eugene and Portland, OR, as a therapist.

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