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Healing Cancer with Your Mind
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Dr. Jerome Freedman is an author, mindfulness meditation teacher, and a cancer survivor since 1997. He is a long-time practitioner in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in which he is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing an Earth Holder. His recent article in The Mindfulness Bell titled "Healthy and Free" touched many people. He is also a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Oral Tradition with Helen Palmer. Jerome currently teaches Mindfulness in Healing at the Pine Street Clinic in San Anselmo, California and writes daily on his blog, Meditation Practices. He is a contributing author of I Am With You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients, Nancy Novak, PhD, and Barbara K. Richardson. Dr. Freedman served on Board of Directors of the Marin AIDS Project and the Advisory Council of the Institute for Health and Healing between 2007 and 2010. Now he is actively engaged in the Buddhist Climate Action Network, Plum Village Climate Response, the Order of Interbeing, Marin Sangha (with Phillip Moffitt), and the Shabbat Sangha near his home in Greenbrae, California. Dr. Freedman holds a Ph. D. in computer science, along with two master's degrees in physics and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He still consults internationally on software engineering problems and expert witness cases. He successfully interviewed Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on cosmology and Buddhist thought in 2011. He can be reached by for consultations, dharma talks, lectures, and days of mindfulness by email at jerome@mountainsangha.org.

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"Dr. Freedman speaks from experience, both as a cancer survivor himself, and the father of a Radical Remission cancer survivor. His book, "Healing Cancer with Your Mind" gives readers a nurturing, helping hand throughout the entire cancer journey, especially with regard to developing a meditation practice." --Kelly Turner, PhD, Author of the NYTimes Bestseller "Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds" "Healing Cancer with Your Mind" is a valuable guide to navigating the complex terrain of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Blending his direct experience with cancer and a deep practice in mindfulness and guided imagery, Dr. Jerome Freedman offers a unique and valuable perspective with mindful healing approaches. --Leslie Davenport, Author of Healing and Transformation Through Self Guided Imagery I am a cancer survivor, so what I have to share comes from personal experience. Cancer is like enlightenment at gunpoint. One must face it and do something. "The 7 Principles of Mindfulness" that Jerome Freedman has so clearly outlined (see page 129) provides us with realistic and practical modalities that give us strength to face the challenges of cancer and hope to survive. This is a must read book for anyone facing cancer or their caretaker. --Anna Halprin, Ph. D is a pioneer in the field of dance as a healing art and has been teaching and performing with people with cancer, AIDS, and other life threatening illnesses for the past 30 years. She is cofounder of the Tamalpa Institute in Kentfield, California and the founder of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop. Her numerous awards include the prestigious American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in Modern Dance. She teaches in her Mountain Home Studio in Kentfield, California and tours the USA and abroad. She is the author of "Moving Toward Life," "Movement Ritual," and "Returning to Health with Dance Movement and Imagery." I am a 19 year parotid gland cancer survivor, a type of cancer that can return at any time. In addition to traditional western medicine protocol, as part of my healing process, I have used many different alternative healing modalities. The approach that Jerome has documented in his book coincide with my experience of surviving cancer. His book is a great resource for anyone facing the trauma and challenges of a serious health crisis. --Julie Bernard, Homeopath "Jerome Freeman's "Healing Cancer with Your Mind" is a user-friendly approach to make practical (very practical!) specific things that can empower each person to achieve higher levels of health. These principles are not just logical and rational, they work...and they just feel 'right.' These principles will not only improve your health, they will improve your life!" --Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH Author of 10 books, including two that contain a Foreword by the Physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, "The Homeopathic Revolution," "Discovering Homeopathy," and "Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines" (co-authored with Stephen Cummings, MD) This book is great! Dr.Freedman allows the reader to journey with him as he harnesses the power of mindfulness to heal himself from Cancer. He also brings the reader along with him as he carefully and meticulously considers the many options of both alternative and traditional healing approaches. The Seven Steps is both "practical" and "spiritual." Especially the part of having your friends and loved ones being an essential part of your healing journey. Would recommend this book to people going through health challenges, as well as r those who want to obtain a greater insight into the power of mindfulness. --Henry Dahut, J.D. Author of Henrys Puzzle - Awakening To Infinity.

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