Matthew Budd, M.D., for twenty years assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, was the architect for the first Behavioral Medicine department at the Harvard Community Health Plan and the developer of the revolutionary Ways to Wellness program, which is now marketed nationally as the Personal Health Improvement Program. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, in The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and in numerous articles in the medical literature. He lives in Boston with his wife, Rosalind, and his dogs, Otto and Zeke. Larry Rothstein, Ed.D., is a leading collaborator on self-help books, including Joan Borysenko's Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. He lives in Boston.
"Matthew Budd shows us how to use the experience of suffering as a
catalyst for transforming our lives. How we communicate with one
another and with ourselves is a powerful determinant of
-- Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
"Dr. Budd's lifetime of professionally caring for people has
yielded this wonderful synthesis of ancient and modern healing
principles. We can benefit by following his profound yet simple
-- Herbert Benson, M.D., author of The Relaxation Response "The simple but powerful program described in this book has been used successfully by thousands of patients to reduce suffering and get more out of life. Highly recommended."
-- Steven E. Locke, M.D., Chief, Department of Mind/Body Medicine, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates