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.
- Heartwarming stories that engender genuine hope for professionals and families dealing with this most difficult area of treatment
- More than 20 relevant exercises that help the reader to understand the coma state and how to be most useful to the person in this state
- An appendix that expands on scientific and philosophical concepts introduced in the book and includes reference links
- A glossary of basic terms of process-oriented coma work and related medical terms
- A bibliography