The Intelligent Body (Hardcover)

Reversing Chronic Fatigue and Pain From the Inside Out

By Kyle L. Davies

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393712056, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

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Exercises and strategies for long-term emotional well-being in the face of physical difficulties.

Why are we seeing growing numbers of people suffering from debilitating chronic symptoms of pain, fatigue, inflammation and cognitive impairment that medicine is failing to resolve? A new paradigm is needed where we understand the mind and body as an interconnected flowing system. This paradigm embraces the self-healing, self-correcting, and self-creating natures of our connected mind-body system.

Physical symptoms are simply a sign of disharmony and energetic imbalance, a “tap on the shoulder” from our intelligent body that is trying to get our attention. This “tap” on the shoulder can become debilitating symptoms over time. When we pay attention, and understand this communication, we can take the steps to facilitate our own self-healing.

This book explains the origins of chronic symptoms and outlines the road to recovery. Readers are offered life-changing principles and practices to regain harmony in their lives and bodies, whether they suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, trauma, depression, or anxiety. It explains how we can learn to heal ourselves from the inside out by reconceptualizing the relationships among our bodies, minds, and emotions, embracing the full importance of the mind-body connection, and tapping our natural restorative capacities.

Here, readers will find ways to maximize the connections between optimum health, peace of mind, and fulfilling life experiences, all emerging when we are aligned with our “true self.”

About the Author

Kyle Davies is a chartered psychologist, therapist, coach, and consultant who lives in Cardiff, Wales.

Praise For The Intelligent Body: Reversing Chronic Fatigue and Pain From the Inside Out

This can-do guide offers good advice and insights that can help everyone, not only those with chronic fatigue and pain, be 'active players' who bring passion and purpose to their own 'game of life.' . . . Davies presents empowering ways for people to focus on what they can change and, in the process, to keep their personal 'stress buckets' from overflowing.

If you are looking for a readable
introduction to some principles and coaching tools of mind-body medicine to
empower your patients, this book is a great start.

Chronic symptoms almost always have some roots that remain undiscovered despite conventional medical intervention. Wouldn't it be nice to know to what degree your symptoms are tied to these roots? Kyle Davies provides experience-based guidance which may well become the catalyst for your healing process.
— Robert C. Bornstein, DO, author of Stressed In

The Intelligent Body shines new light on the nature of emotions and their intimate relationship with health and well-being. Kyle Davies gives a convincing assessment of the relationship between our health and our emotions. For anyone with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and depression, this book is essential reading. It will help you pave the way to recovery, and entertain a fresh perspective on causes as well as solutions.

— Francis Teeney, PhD, CPsychol, author of Religion, Civil Society, & Peace in Northern Ireland

Kyle Davies's 'Energy-flow' approach makes an invaluable contribution to the growing critique of the current biomedical paradigm, with a wealth of practical suggestions to help us maximize our potential as human beings (which Davies rightly places at  the heart of our sense of well-being). Davies draws freely from his own life experience (and those of his clients) to illustrate how to apply these ideas in everyday life, helping to make this book both deeply insightful and very readable. Thoroughly recommended.
— Martin Treacy, PhD, CPsychol, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

This book presents a theory suggesting that alignment with the 'true self' is the key to health and well-being. Misalignment causes health problems and 'Energy-flow' is the key to recovery. A series of exercises to help achieve realignment with the true self and a state of high consciousness is presented in the second part of the book. Readers will benefit from repeatedly dipping into the book and will move from an intellectual understanding to a deep body appreciation.
— Andy Smith, PhD, School of Psychology, Cardiff University