Your Emotional Type (Paperback)

Key to the Therapies That Will Work for You

By Michael A. Jawer, Marc S. Micozzi

Healing Arts Press, 9781594774317, 194pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2011

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Description

Your emotional type as the means to finding the right treatment for your chronic illness or pain

• Provides an easy questionnaire to find your emotional type

• Identifies the connections between emotional type and 12 common chronic ailments: asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, hypertension, irritable bowel, migraines, PTSD, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcers

• Explains which of 7 mind/body healing therapies works best for each emotional type

Different people process their feelings in different ways--your emotional style is a fundamental aspect of who you are. It affects more than just your outlook on life; it can affect your well-being as well. Many chronic ailments are not the result of germs or genes but are rooted in our emotional biology. The link between emotional type and health explains why modern medicine--which views treatment as “one size fits all”--often fails to successfully treat chronic pain and illness.

Examining the interplay of emotions, chronic illness and pain, and treatment success, Michael Jawer and Dr. Marc Micozzi reveal how chronic conditions are intrinsically linked to certain emotional types and how these ailments are best treated by choosing a healing therapy in line with your type. Explaining the emotional ties behind the 12 most common chronic illnesses--asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcers--the authors provide an easy assessment survey that allows you to identify your emotional type as well as the ailments you are susceptible to. Extending this connection between mind and body, they assess 7 alternative healing therapies--acupuncture, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, yoga, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques--and indicate which methods work best for each emotional type. Empowering you as a patient to seek out the therapies that will work best for you, this book offers a welcome path to effective pain relief and sustainable health.


About the Author

Michael A. Jawer is an emotion researcher and expert on “sick building syndrome.” He is the coauthor, with Marc Micozzi, of The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.

Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D., is adjunct professor of pharmacology and physiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the founding director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine in Washington, D.C. The author and editor of Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine and coauthor of The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion, Your Emotional Type, New World Mindfulness, and Avicenna's Medicine, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Rockport, Massachusetts.


Praise For Your Emotional Type: Key to the Therapies That Will Work for You

“...an interesting hybrid: a science-based book, back-end loaded with references, that is also self-help and filled with useful resources.”

“With very clear and concise language, this book will give all those who read it a running start to find the correct therapy to help heal themselves, thereby saving important and sometimes crucial time.”

Your Emotional Type is a wake-up call for those who are stuck in stubborn emotional prisons of fear, anger, resentment, regret, and self-destruction.”

“In a field that’s filled with self-help and therapy books, Your Emotional Type stands out as a special gift, succinct with great clarity and bringing to those in need a more direct and realistic route to their personal therapeutic salvation.”

Your Emotional Type may be the Rosetta Stone we’ve been waiting for--a code for matching a particular therapy to a particular patient. Micozzi and Jawer . . . have found gold.”

“By helping patients understand the connection between their personality type, their symptoms, and treatment choices, Jawer and Micozzi help patients become more informed consumers of alternative health care.”

“Micozzi has first-hand experience with the connection between emotional type and chronic illness as he suffered from a chronic condition and effectively resolved it with alternative therapies based on his emotional boundary type. If you suffer from a chronic condition, this short book filled with helpful advice is worth a try.”

Your Emotional Type is a valuable contribution to the healing arts and self–care literature. Along with their previous book, The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion, it deserves a wide readership.”

“. . . a simple, practical, and useful guide to help doctors and their patients identify the major alternative therapies that will work best for each person.”

“Easy to read and articulate, Your Emotional Type could become an important and clinically useful work.”

“A much-needed guide to the fundamental connection between emotions and common physical and mental ailments--and what to do about them.”

Your Emotional Type, securely grounded in scientific research affirming the inseparable unity of mind and body, enables readers to understand how their own personalities may make them prone to a wide variety of health conditions, from chronic fatigue to hypertension, from migraine to fibromyalgia. Most helpfully, the authors guide people to the therapies most appropriate to each personality type. The book is empowering, helping us to become active agents in our healing rather than being simply the recipients of ‘cures’ from a medical approach that fails to recognize the uniqueness of individuals.”

Your Emotional Type is a very useful guide for anyone in search of therapies best suited to their bodymind type, their style of handing strong feelings, and the nature of their health problems. In particular, the thin-to-thick boundary scale--a unique window on personality type--offers a valuable framework for helping people choose among the array of complementary and alternative therapies.”

“There is a ton of resources given so that it would be fairly easy to follow-up and find what is going to work best for you. This is a great handbook that will be useful to anyone working with chronic conditions. Perfect gift for therapists, physicians, body workers, and for people with various conditions.”

“This is a break-through book which heralds the next growth phase in alternative treatment and wellness.”

“A convincing guide meant to supplement professional medical care”