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Bernard Siegel  

Patient Empowerment Expert

Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran's Hospital, and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from the practice of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.

In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients' drawings, dreams, images, and feelings. ECaP facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment, and healing of the individual's life. The physical, spiritual, and psychological benefits that followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized we are all capable of exceptional behavior.

His first book, Love, Medicine & Miracles, was published in 1986. This event redirected his life. Peace, Love & Healing and How To Live Between Office Visits followed. Bernie's realization that we all need help dealing with the difficulties of life, not just the physical ones, led to him to write his fourth book in 1998, Prescriptions for Living. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus, not have to become strong at the broken places. Published in 2003 are Help Me To Heal and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul, and in 2004 a children's book, Smudge Bunny. Others are in the works.

Bernie's prediction is that in the next decade the role of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory, and heart energy will all be explored as scientific subjects.

For many, Bernie needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over the world. In 1978 he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician, who has cared for and counseled innumerable people who's mortality has been threatened by an illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love.


• Peace, Love and Healing: Bodymind Communication and the Path to Self-Healing

• Healing Meditations: Enhance Your Immune System and Find the Key to Good Health


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