Lessons Out of School: From Detroit Gangs to New Healing Paradigms : Life Stories of Dr. John E. Upledger

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North Atlantic Books, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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John Upledger has never avoided risks, whether performing an appendectomy in the eye of a hurricane, as he did while on Coast Guard duty in the 1950s, or telling the story of his life. In Lessons Out of School, he doesn't spare himself or others, or gloss over unpleasant bits. Raised by an abusive mother, he learned detachment and the ability not to see himself as victim. The proof in these riveting tales of survival at home and on the streets of Detroit negotiating gangs and peer pressure. Along with toughness he learned to follow his curiosity, creative impulses, and love of learning, which eventually led to his pioneering of alternative medical modalities, most notably CranioSacral Therapy. At the core of each of the stories in this powerful blend of autobiography and inspirational guid—and the reason for its inclusion—is the spiritual lesson Upledger found there that he now shares with readers.
 

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Contents

Family Early Childhood and School
1
Military Medical School and Early Practice
59
Psychic Awareness and Spirituality
159
Life in Academia
189
The Birth of the Upledger Institute
229
Current Projects
249
Exciting New Cases
305
Jazz and What It Means to Me
323
One More Story
333
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John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., founded CranioSacral Therapy and the Upledger Institute, Inc., in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was a member of the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of Your Inner Physician and You and several textbooks on CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release.

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