Dr. Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Disease is surely one of the ways in which we are tried by life and offered the chance to be heroic. Though few of us will win Olympic gold medals or slay dragons, disease can be the spark or gift that allows many of us to live out our personal myths and become heroes.

-Dr. Bernie Siegel, M.D.
Dr. Bernard Siegel
Bestselling writer Dr. Bernard Siegel first reached an international audience when 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 threatened by 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 break new ground in the field of healing, supporting changes in medical education to “humanize” medical practice.

Trained as a surgeon, Bernie retired from Yale as an Assistant Clinical Professor of General and Pediatric Surgery to speak to patients, their families and caregivers and to write. In the forward to his 11th book, A Book of Miracles, Deepak Chopra tells us, “Bernie Siegel began his writing career 25 years ago, and from the outset, he didn’t shy away from miracles… Bernie reaffirms his original beliefs, and with a lifetime’s wisdom and experience, he trusts in miracles more than ever.”
His books reflect his passion for reaching people struggling with all of life’s challenges.
He has crafted eternal truths and the timeless wisdom of the ages into his reflections on the true stories of his patients in much of his work and has also produced wonderful resources for everyone, such as 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and 101 Exercises for the Soul.
Bernie is currently working on other books with the goal of empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. He believes that in the next decade, the roles of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory, and heart energy will all be explored more intensively as scientific subjects
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