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Joy, Inspiration, and Hope by Verena Kast

Verena Kast grew up in a farming village in Switzerland. I imagine her as a basically happy, animated, and optimistic child playing, singing, and being in contact with the earth and its animals, herbs, and flowers.

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Inborn basis for the healing doctor-patient relationship

I hypothesize that there is an inborn "hard" scientific basis for the healing doctor-patient relationship, which complements the so-called "soft" art of healing. In other words, there is an innate or archetypal basis for the healing bond, which is built upon a biology of acceptance, empathy, and hope.

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Modern Medicine and The Healing Process

This paper examines the human experience of medicine through clinical examples, historical antecedents, and the etymological differences between curing and healing.

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Soul Attack, Disability, and the Healing Process

There is an ancient history associating depression with injury to the soul or its loss. By the soul, I mean that enlightening spirit or life-giving force that gives rise to those stabilizing, integrating powers that make a being whole and a person fully human.

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